The meeting offered two agenda items: panel proposals for the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies and elections for officers (per §4.2.2 and subsections in the Society Constitution). After discussion and refinement, and as accepted by the present membership, the panels to be proposed are
- The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works, which will examine the continuing influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on conceptions of the Middle Ages and medieval prevalent in academic and popular cultures; and
- Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works, which will look at how the post-Tolkien works that are the Society's focus mis/appropriate medieval religious constructions (and which will help to undergird the collection proposed during the 2017 AGM).
Elections were conducted by Social Media Officer Luke Shelton. Three of the four offices up for election had a single candidate nominated; per accepted motion from the floor, the ballot was accepted. The fourth office was elected from the floor. Results are
- Geoffrey B. Elliott, President 2018-2021
- Andrew Higgins, Vice-President (At-large) 2018-2020
- Luke Shelton, Vice-President (USA) 2018-2019
- Rachel Cooper, Secretary 2018-2020
The Society thanks those whose terms have ended for their service and congratulates its new officers.
Updates to related pages are forthcoming as of this writing.
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