Medieval and Renaissance
Interdisciplinary Studies Project at
Louisiana State University
M A R I
project to promote interdisciplinary work in teaching and research within the Medieval
and Renaissance Fields at LSU
Introduction to MARIS
The acronym MARIS
stands for Medieval and Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies, a developmental
project at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
Begun with the assistance of a National
Endowment for the Humanities Focus Grant and a Louisiana Board of Regents
Enhancement Grant, the project encompasses a lecture and
workshop series, the establishment of the Consortium of Medieval and Renaissance
Scholars from Louisiana colleges and universities, and a monthly Faculty Forum
in which faculty and graduate students may present their current research.
The co-directors of the
project, Maribel Dietz (email@example.com)
and Kirstin Noreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), are
medievalists from the History Department and School of Art. Eleven
members of the LSU faculty from seven different departments have committed to
support actively the project.
Additional goals for
the project include the investigation and application of new technologies for
teaching and research, and the offering of an undergraduate minor in Medieval
and Renaissance Interdisciplinary Studies .