Teaching/Talks

5TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

2016-present, Department Chair, California State University, Chico, Department of Art & Art History

2018, New York University/Fordham University, New York, Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (Summer)

2014-present, California State University, Chico, Department of Art & Art History, Full Professor, granted early promotion 2014

2015, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, Visiting Professor (Summer)

2011-14, California State University, Chico, Department of Art & Art History, Associate Professor, granted early tenure and promotion 2011

2008-11, California State University, Chico, Department of Art & Art History, Assistant Professor

2011, University of Brighton, England, Visiting Professor (Summer)

2010 University of Cambridge, St. Catharine’s College, England, Visiting Professor (Summer)

2005-08, Arizona State University, Division of Art History, Senior Lecturer

2004-05, Bucknell University, Department of Art & Art History, Visiting Assistant Professor

2003-04, Santa Clara University, Department of Art & Art History, Lecturer

TALKS

INVITED KEYNOTE ADDRESSESView More: http://mchambard.pass.us/enigma
2018 “Christian Maps, Jewish Monsters,” Medieval Studies Distinguished Speaker, University of Lincoln, UK
2015 “Bursting Out of Bounds: Jews, Gog and Magog, and the Apocalypse,” Meeting in the Middle, Medieval Studies Conference, Longwood University
2013 “Christian Maps, Jewish Monsters: Creating a Grotesque Past and a Horrifying Future,” Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques, Rice University
2013 “Making the Absent Present: Medieval Cartographic Telesthesia,” Connected Worlds: New Approaches across Pre-modern Studies, UC Berkeley
2013 “Riddles, Codes and a Bone Labeled ‘Bone’: The Franks Casket as a Space for Making Meanings,” Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium Conference, New York University
2012 “Behind the Wall and Beyond the Pale: Representations of Jews on Medieval Maps,” Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK) Research Network: Remembered Places and Invented Traditions: Thinking about the Holy Land in the Late Medieval West II, London
2009 “Can Monsters Really Take up Half of my Survey Syllabus?” Medieval and Renaissance Teaching Conference, Newport, Tennessee

INVITED CONFERENCE, SYMPOSIUM, AND COLLOQUIUM PAPERS
2018 “Mapping a Global Middle Ages,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2017 “Oblivion, Silence and Dust: Recovering the Vercelli Map,” Ordinare il mondo. Diagrammi e simboli nelle pergamene di Vercelli, Vercelli, Italy
2016 “T-O Maps and The Global Turn,” Manuscripts in a Global Context, Getty Center, LA
2015 “Conversations on the Hereford World-Map,” University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
2014 “Are the Monstrous Races ‘Races’?” Classical Monsters and Their Afterlife, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2014 “Monstrous Knowledge in Medieval England: The Case of Race,” Monsters Colloquium, George Washington University, 2014
2014 “England is the World and the World is England,” Babel Working Group sponsored session, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2013 “Here there be Jews: Mapping Monsters in the Middle Ages,” Maps and Diagrams in Medieval Art, Index of Christian Art, Princeton University
2013 “In the Cold Land of Bizo: Expelling Jews on Medieval Maps,” New Directions in Medieval European and Islamic Art, UC Davis
2013 “‘Real’ Monsters: Medieval Belief, Wonder, and the Wonders of the East,” Medieval Spring Lecture Series, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of New Mexico
2013 “Jews with Swords: Mapping A Violent ‘Other’,” International Center of Medieval Art Sponsored Session, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2013 “Failblog/Fumblr,” with Shyama Rajendarn, Babel “Blunder” session, International
Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2012 “The Hereford Map: A Few Provocations,” Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK) Research Network: Remembered Places and Invented Traditions: Thinking about the Holy Land in the Late Medieval West I, London
2012 “Working with Digital Mappaemundi,” The Past has Arrived: The Digital Middle Ages and Renaissance, New York University
2011 “What Monsters Mean,” with Jeffrey Weinstock and Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, George Washington University Medieval and Early Modern Institute
2010 “Where have all the monsters gone?: The Monsterless Maps of Matthew Paris,” Digitized Collections of Medieval Manuscripts: A Workshop on Uses and Interoperation, Stanford and Cambridge Universities, Paris
2007 “Unworthy Bodies: The Other Texts of the Beowulf Manuscript,” The Anglo-Saxon Consortium at the Newberry Library, Chicago

OTHER INVITED LECTURES
2018 “The Monstrous Other in Medieval Art,” with Sherry C.M. Lindquist, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York
2018 “Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders,” with Sherry C.M. Lindquist, The 92nd Street Y, New York
2018 “Anti-Semitism in Mandeville and Chaucer,” Medieval Studies Master Class, University of Lincoln, UK
2017 “Bursting Out of Bounds: Jews, Gog and Magog, and the Apocalypse,” UC San Diego
2017 “‘Real’ Monsters: Medieval Belief, Wonder, and the Wonders of the East,” Visiting Artists and Scholars Series, the School of Art, CSU Long Beach
2016 “Curating Monsters,” The Sarum Seminar, Palo Alto
2016 “How does the digital context shape or alter our understanding of medieval maps?,” Oxford Outremer Map Project Conference, Fordham Center for Medieval Studies
2016 “Bursting Out of Bounds: Jews, Gog and Magog, and the Apocalypse,” Yale Lecture in Medieval Studies
2015 “‘Real’ Monsters: Medieval Belief, Wonder, and the Beowulf Manuscript,” Julius Fund lecture in Medieval Art, Cleveland Art Museum
2015 “Wicked Somethings: The Impact of Monsters and Monster Studies,” Medieval & Renaissance Studies Program Medieval Banquet Speaker, Sweet Briar College
2015 “Digital Maps and the Middle Ages,” Digital Humanities Symposium, UC Davis
2014 “Touching the Past/Being Touched by the Past,” My Favorite Things: Patterns of Construction and Perception in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, University of Salzburg, Austria
2014 “Mapping Wonder: Marvels and Monsters of the Beowulf Manuscript,” Stanford University Libraries’ Series on Paleography and Manuscript Studies/Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Stanford University
2013 “Are the Monstrous Races ‘Races’?: Representing Difference in Medieval Art,” The Art History Speaker Series, Elon University
2013 “‘Real’ Monsters: Medieval Belief, Wonder, and the Wonders of the East,” Department of Art’s Visual Artists/Lecturers Series, University of Wyoming
2012 “‘of great size and ferocious appearance…’: Medieval Monsters and Modern Monster Studies,” Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art, Columbia University
2012 “Sea Monsters to Space Aliens, or Why We Need Monster Studies,” U. Mass, Amherst
2012 “‘Barbarous and Filthy People’: The Hereford Map and Fantasies of a ‘Jewish Threat,’” Tufts University
2012 “Framing ‘the Real’: Identifying the Monstrous in the Medieval World,” U. of Houston
2011 “Sea Monsters to Space Aliens, or Why We Need Monster Studies,” Sonoma State U.
2011 “Theorizing the Monster in Medieval Culture,” Sacramento State University
2011 “Medieval Monsters and Modern Monster Studies,” Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow
2011 “Medieval Monsters and Modern Monster Studies,” Rice University
2011 “Walking the Border: Medieval Monsters and Modern Monster Studies,” Sonoma State U.
2009 “Framing the World: Monsters, Margins and Men,” University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2006 “Medieval Maps, Modern Technology: New Tools to Understand Old Cultures,” Co-Sponsored Lecture, the ACMRS and Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State U.
2008 “Talking Monsters,” The Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
2008 “Digitizing the Middle Ages,” Medieval Studies Visiting Lecture, Cornell University

RECENT CONFERENCE PAPERS
2017 “Touching the Past/Being Touched by the Past,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2016 “Wandering toward the Apocalypse: Mapping Shifts in Time,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2016 “Her, Hic, H*r: Where in the World is the Franks Casket,” and “It tells us that the casket was made from the bone of a beached whale,” with Susan Kim, Medieval Association of the Pacific, Davis
2015 “Building ‘Monsters’: Monstrosity and Disability, and the Posthuman,” with Richard H. Godden, Fourth Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, University of Toronto
2015 “Revision and Revisionism in Matthew Paris’s Maps of the Holy Land,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2014 “‘In number they are like the sand on the seashore’: Fears of an Eschatological Jewish Threat Past, Present and Future,” Third Biennial Conference of the BABEL Working Group, University of Santa Barbara
2014 “Sand,” with Ben Tilghman, Scale Session, Third Biennial Conference of the BABEL Working Group, University of Santa Barbara
2014 “Jews of the Past, Jews of the Future,” New Chaucer Society, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014 “Custos Historiae: The Letter and the Franks Casket,” with Susan M. Kim, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2013 “Jews on the March, from Centre to Periphery and Beyond,” Mappings session, the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds
2013 “Hronaes Ban: Meaning and Materiality and the Franks Casket,” with Susan M. Kim, the Annual Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference, San Diego
2012 “Rebuilding the Fabulated Bodies of the Hoarders,” with Patricia MacCormack, Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, Boston
2012 “Cartographies of Exclusion,” the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds
2012 “Animals and Altars: Construction of the Bestial Other on the Hereford Map,” IMS, Paris
2012 “‘In those days’: Giants and the Giant Moses in the Old English Illustrated Hexateuch,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2012 “The Material Collective,” with the Material Collective, Burn after Reading: Manifestos for a Post/medieval Studies, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2012 “Her: Space, Text, and the Devil in Junius 11,” with Susan M. Kim, Annual Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference, Santa Clara
2011 “The Jewish-Muslim-Polytheistic Idol on the Altar: The Hereford Map and the Construction of the Other,” Language of Maps Colloquium, Oxford
2011 “Navigating Multiple Worlds,” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds
2011 “Tumbling toward Hell: The Space of Transformation in Junius 11,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2010 “Frightful Things: Inanimate Wonders in Marvels and Maps,” Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, University of Texas at Austin
2010 “Navigating the Margins: Sources, Analogs, Wandering Monsters and the Digital Mappaemundi,” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds
2010 “Maps without Monsters,” the Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference, Tacoma
2009 “Magic and Loss: History, Damage, and the Wonders of the East,” with Susan M. Kim, Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference, Albuquerque
2009 “Framing the World: Monstrosity, Identity and the Wonders of the East,” Medieval Academy of America, Chicago
2008 “Sympathy for the Devil: Identification with the Demonic Other in Anglo-Saxon England,” The Devil In Society in the Pre-Modern World, University of Toronto
2008 “Anglo-Saxon Frames of Reference: Spatial Relations on the Page and in the World,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2008 “The Wandering Wonderer: Spectatorship, Scopophilia and the Wonders of the East,” International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds
2007 “‘In that same place…’: The Location of Identity in the Wonders of the East,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2007 “Monstrous Genitals: The Construction of Gender in the Beowulf Manuscript,” International Symposium on the History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, University of Arizona
2007 “Naked Monsters and Men in Monster-Suits: Looking at the Body in the Beowulf Manuscript,” Annual Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA
2007 “The Cambridge Josephus Flavius Manuscripts: Why There, Then, by These Illuminators?” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2006 “Visualizing and Verbalizing the Wonderful: Depictions of the Marvelous in the Beowulf Manuscript,” Conference of the Haskins Society, Washington, D.C.
2006 “Inconceivable Beasts: The Wonders of the East in the Beowulf Manuscript,” Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil, Oxford

INVITED DISCUSSANT AND RESPONDENT AT CONFERENCES
2017 Response to New Voices in Anglo-Saxon Studies I, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2016 Response to Evelyn Edson, “What is the place of the Oxford Corpus Christi College MS2* with regard to the works of Matthew Paris?” and to Paul Harvey, “What is the place of the Oxford Corpus Christi College MS2* with regard to Medieval Cartography?” Oxford Outremer Map Project Conference, Fordham Center for Medieval Studies
2015 Respondent, “Manufacturing Race in Early Middle English Manuscripts,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2014 Beachwalker/Curator, Walk on the Beach (a material ecology) + Things from the Sea (a manifestation)
2014 Panel Discussant, “England is the World and the World is England,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2013 Respondent, “Hammond’s Glorious Goo; or Zombie Objects,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2012 Panel Discussant, “Activism and the Academy,” Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo,
2011 External Respondent, Undergraduate Symposium in Medieval Studies, Rice University
2011 Panel Discussant, “Proposing a Toolkit for Medievalists,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2009 Respondent, “Answering the Call of the Severed Head,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2006 Respondent, “Gerald of Wales and His World View,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo

SESSION ORGANIZER
2019 “Pills, Poisons, Potions, and Lotions: Marvelous Substances in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity,” co-organized with Stefanie Goyette; and “Toxic Masculinities: Creating, Enforcing and Distorting Ideas of Manliness in the Middle Ages,” co-organized with Ana Grinberg and co-sponsored with Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2018 “Immigration and Migration”; “Ten Years of Teratology: A MEARCSTAPA Retrospective” co-organized with Melissa Ridley Elmes; and “Monstrous Medievalism: Toxic Appropriations of the Middle Ages in Modern Popular Culture and Thought,” co-organized with Ilan Mitchell-Smith, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2017 “Material Monsters,” co-organized with Melissa Ridley Elmes; “Immaterial Monsters,” co-organized with Richard Ford Burley; and “Monstrous Acts of Heroism,” co-organized with Deanna Forsman, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2016 “Female Tricksters” co-organized with Larissa Tracy; and “The Beast with Two Backs,” co-organized with Jacqueline Stuhmiller, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2016 “Recipe for a Better Peer Review,” co-organized with Myra Seaman, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2015 “Counter-Productivity: Valuing Scholarly Processes,” co-organized with Marian Bleeke, sponsored by The Material Collective, Fourth Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, University of Toronto
2015 “Monsters I: Passing as the Monster,” co-organized with Thea Cervone; and “Monsters II: De/Coupling Monstrosity and Disability,” co-organized with Richard Godden, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2014 “Nature of the Beast/Beasts of Nature: Monstrous Environments,” co-organized with Thea Cervone, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, UC Santa Barbara
2014 “Monsters I: Monstrous Gender,” co-organized with Mellissa Ridley Elmes and “Monsters II: Parallel Worlds: Monstrous Voyages, Monstrous Visitors,” co-organized with Stefanie Goyette, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2013 “Heroes and Monsters,” co-organized with Michael Heyes, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference
2013 “Monsters I: Haunting the Middle Ages,” co-organized with Sarah Alison Miller and “Monsters II: Down to the skin: Images of Flaying in the Middle Ages,” co-organized with Larissa Tracy, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2012 “You’re So Juvenile: Monstrous Children in Medieval Culture,” co-organized with Melissa Ridley-Elmes, and “Eyes of the Beholders: A Roundtable on the Monstrous,” co-organized with Renée Ward, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2012 “Collective Material (I & II): Hoarders and Hordes,” with the Material Collective, Biennial Conference of the BABEL Working Group, Boston
2011 “Outlaws, Outliers, and Outsiders” and “Prehuman, Nonhuman, Posthuman: Monsters in the Middle Ages,” co-organized with Renée Ward, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2010 “In/Animate: The Thing I” and “In/Animate: The Thing II,” Biennial Conference of the BABEL Working Group, University of Texas at Austin
2010 “Exploring the Monstrous I & II,” sponsored by the Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds
2010 “The Monstrous, the Marvelous, and the Miraculous,” and “Unexpected Monsters: Close Encounters of the Other Kind,” sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo
2010 “Silences and Gaps: The Missing Monsters,” and “Naming, Knowing and Remembering Monsters,” co-organized with Marcus Hensel, sponsored by MEARCSTAPA, the Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference
2008 “Unnatural World I & II,” sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art, the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds
2008 “Unnatural World III & IV,” sponsored by the Glasgow Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds
2007 “Responding to the Visual: The Reception of Medieval Imagery,” Annual Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, UCLA
2006 “The Early Manuscripts of Gerald of Wales,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER
2009 Digital Mappaemundi Agile Testing Group, with Martin Foys and Shannon Bradshaw, Drew University, funded by NEH grant

CAMPUS LECTURES AND EVENTS
2017 “Feeling The Past,” Keynote, 27th Annual Humanities & Fine Arts Symposium
2017 “Touching the Past/Being Touched by the Past,” Humanities Center Brown Bag Lunch Workshop
2016 “Medieval Monsters at the Morgan: Terrors, Aliens, and Wonders,” Art History Majors Club Lecture
2015 “Riddles, Codes and a Bone Labeled ‘Bone’,” guest curator talk, Enigma: Code, Narrative, Symbol, Janet Turner Print Museum
2015 “Christian Maps, Jewish Monsters: Creating a Grotesque Past and a Horrifying Future,” International Forum
2013 “Of Great Size and Ferocious Appearance: Medieval Monsters and Modern Monsters Studies,” Curator’s Talk, in conjunction with Unsettled Dreams: Monsters in Print, an exhibition at the Janet Turner Print Museum
2011 “The Very Idea of ‘East’ and ‘West,’” a Humanities Center debate
2010-11 “Online Course Redesigning: The Rubric for Online Instruction,” Academy e-Learning Lectures
2009-10 “Crafting the Doctoral Program Statement of Purpose,” Council of Graduate Students/Office of Graduate Studies
2010 “Exemplary Online Instruction Award Winners: 2009-10,” CELT Conference
2010 “The California Arts Podcast Project,” Technology in Learning and Teaching Symposium
2009 Guest Lecture, “Medieval Maps,” Philosophy 301: Medieval Philosophy
2009 Guest Lecture, “The Staffordshire Horde,” History 101: Ancient Civilizations
2009 “A Ruin of a Book: Damage to the Beowulf Manuscript,” Humanities Center Tertulia
2009 “Beauty and Evil” Panel Discussant, Humanities Center

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