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Do you know of an area or national K-12 conference? TEAMS is looking to send members to various teacher focused conferences, but to do that we need to find out which conferences exist and when and where they are held. These meetings can be relevant to studies of standardized testing (such as the AP, the SAT other national or state testing), of content or discipline (such as English, History, Art, Music, etc.), or anything else that either completely or partially focuses upon the study of the Middle Ages.

Please send conference information to:

Dr. Thomas Goodmann
(University of Miami)


The Once and Future Classroom
Seeking Submissions
for Publication


The Once and Future Classroom dedicates itself to encouraging and facilitating medieval studies at the K-12 and college levels. This peer-reviewed online journal is for and by teachers of subjects related to the Middle Ages. We publish various types of work, including:

  1. accounts for teachers of emerging work in fields of research related to medieval studies
  2. lesson plans
  3. critical reviews of web resources, audiovisual materials, and other secondary works suitable for classroom use
  4. reports on promising new classroom techniques, educational programs, curricula, digital innovations, and methods of evaluating instructional effectiveness
  5. annotated bibliograpies on medieval studies themes
  6. responses to previous articles
  7. reviews of literature and films related to medieval studies and directed at children, young adults, and college level adults
medieval learning

Manuscripts and any additional inquiries should be submitted to:
Gale Sigal, Managing Editor
English Department Wake Forest University

For the current issue,

TEAMS Commentary Series
The Commentary Series is designed for classroom use. Its goal is to make available to teachers and students useful examples of the vast tradition of medieval commentary on sacred scripture. The series includes English translations of works written in a number of medieval languages and from various centuries and religious traditions. The series focuses on treatises which have relevance to the many fields of Medieval Studies, including theories of allegory and literature, history of art, music, spirituality, and political thought. The editions include short introductions which set the context and suggest the importance of each work.

Documents of Practice Series
The series consists of volumes that contain translations of selected primary documents that illustrate various aspects of the life experience of medieval men and women. By making some of the matter of historical generalization available to students, the series will enliven efforts to understand what medieval people thought and felt as they moved through the major passages of their lives.

Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions Series
The series is designed for classroom use in German and Medieval Studies as well as for the more advanced scholar in fields adjacent to that of German literature: the historian, Latinist, theologian, or romanist who wishes to extend her or his reading and research across those largely artificial borders that still divide medievalists unnecessarily.

Middle English Texts Series (METS)
The series is designed to make available texts that occupy an important place in the literary and cultural canon but have not been readily obtainable in student editions. The focus is on Middle English literature adjacent to such major authors as Chaucer or Malory. The editions include glosses of difficult words and short introductions on the history of the work, its merits and points of topical interest, and brief bibliographies.

TEAMS Varia Series

Also from TEAMS:
The Weddynge of Sir Gawen and Dame Ragnell (DVD)
performed by Linda Marie Zaerr
This energetic video version of "The Weddynge of Sir Gawen and Dame Ragnell" presents the entire text in Middle English, but in a format that makes it understandable to general audiences. Costumes, harp music, and a beautiful outdoor setting enhance the storytelling.

This analog to the Wife of Bath's tale begins with a strange knight threatening King Arthur in the forest. He makes Arthur vow to return in a year and tell him what women desire most: finding the answer is the only thing that will save Arthur, and the only person who can give him that answer is an ugly hag, who will help only if Sir Gawen will marry her.

This 45-minute video is published by the Chaucer Studio for TEAMS, the Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and Boise State University. It complements an edition of the text published by TEAMS in the Middle English Texts Series--Sir Gawain: Eleven Romances and Tales, ed. Thomas Hahn (Kalamazoo, 1995; second printing 2000).

Linda Marie Zaerr has produced the video in collaboration with Videographer Rod Cashin and Harpist Laura Zaerr. Video performance in Middle English narrated by Linda Marie Zaerr. Gothic harp accompaniment by Laura Zaerr. Joint production of The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Boise State University, and Chaucer Studio.


Recent Publications

The King of Tars (2015)
Edited by John H. Chandler

Oton de Granson Poems (2015)
Edited and Translated by
Peter Nicholson and
Joan Grenier-Winther

The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript
Edited and translated by
Susanna Fein with
David Raybin and
Jan Ziolkowski
Volume 1 (2015)
Volume 2 (2014)
Volume 3 (2014)

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2017 TEAMS
Teaching Prize

Competition for
K-12 Teachers!

Teachers! Send us your best lesson plans for teaching the Middle Ages!
DEADLINE for Submissions: May 15, 2017


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