February 1
Studio Theatre, Xavier Hall (ground floor), 3733 West Pine Mall, St. Louis, MO 63108
2:00-4:00pm Prior to the colloquium, on Saturday, Feb. 1 (2.00PM - 4.00PM), faculty and students from the Saint Louis University Department of Fine and Performing Arts/Theater will explore selected soliloquies and scenes from Shakespeare's play Richard III in a performance masterclass. They'll be exploring and discussing how we interpret the text of the play, looking at elements such as Shakespeare's use of rhetorical devices, how actors make choices, and how the play might have sounded to its Elizabethan audience. This event is also free and open to the public and will be held in the studio theater on the ground floor of SLU’s Xavier Hall, 3733 West Pine Mall.

February 8
Il Monastero, 3050 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Dr. Jonathan Sawday
, Department of English
Chair of the English Department, and Walter J. Ong SJ Chair in the Humanities at Saint Louis University.
Jonathan works on sixteenth and seventeenth-century English literature, concentrating on the intersection between science, technology, and literary expression. His 1995 book, The Body Emblazoned has been recognized as an important contribution to the study of early-modern human anatomy in its historical and cultural context. He moved to St. Louis in 2009, having previously worked at Scottish, English, and Irish universities. Jonathan was born and grew up in Leicester, where his family still live. In the 1970s he was (briefly) employed as a fledgling archaeological excavator by Leicestershire Museums, working on a Roman industrial site just outside the ancient walls of the city of Leicester.
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10:20What Archaeology Tells Us
Dr. Thomas J. Finan
, Department of History
Associate Professor
Tom’s research is on the history and archaeology of later medieval Ireland, particularly the history of the borderlands region of the Shannon River in Roscommon in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Since 2002 he has been director of the Kilteasheen Archaeological Project, one of the largest ongoing archaeological surveys and excavations in Ireland. Amongst his more recent projects is a study of Medieval Lives, Dental Micro-wear and Post-cranial Asymmetry Analysis of Skeletal Remains in the Medieval British Isles. Tom is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a former President of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies.
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10:35Medico-legal Death Investigation: Now and Then
Dr. Michael Graham
, Department of Pathology
Professor of Pathology, Division of Forensic and Environmental Pathology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Chief Medical Examiner, St. Louis, Missouri
Michael is the author or co-author of over sixty academic papers and book chapters dealing with all aspects of forensic pathology. Michael served as the Forensic Pathology Consultant, Office of Special Counsel (John C. Danforth), investigation concerning the 1993 confrontation at the Mt. Carmel (Branch Davidian) Complex, at Waco, TX. Since the 1980s, Michael has run Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Courses at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis Police Academy Homicide Investigation Training Courses, as well as numerous courses and training programs throughout the US on topics such as deaths in custody, firearms injuries, ballistics, and the principles of death investigation.
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11:00Richard's World
Dr. Anthony Hasler
, Department of English
Associate Professor
Tony was born in London and educated at the University of Cambridge. He joined Saint Louis University's Department of English in 1995, and has held visiting posts at the Karl-Franzens-Universitat in Graz, Austria (1984-85) and Indiana University, Bloomington (1994-95). His main research is on the medieval and Renaissance literatures of England and Scotland, especially in the period between the late fourteenth and mid-sixteenth centuries. His most recent book Court Poetry in Late Medieval England and Scotland: Allegories of Authority, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. The book explores the literary culture of the English and Scottish royal courts between 1485 (the death of Richard III) and 1528.
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11:15Shakespeare's Richard
Dr. Jennifer Rust
, Department of English
Associate Professor
Jennifer studied English at Northwestern University; the University of Illinois at Chicago; and the University of California, Irvine where she took her PhD in 2007. Jennifer’s research concentrates on Shakespeare’s writing, as well as the drama of the sixteenth century, and political theology in the early modern period. Her most recent book, published by Northwestern University Press, is The Body in Mystery – an exploration of sovereignty and kingship in the context of theological ideas in the Renaissance.
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11:30Roundtable Discussion
1:30Finding the King
Mr. Mathew Morris
, Fieldwork Director, University of Leicester
Mathew graduated from the University of Leicester in 2003 with a BA in Archaeology and an MA in Landscape Studies. Since graduating Mathew has worked for archaeological units and museums in Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire, excavating a wide range of rural and urban archaeology from the prehistoric period to the Industrial Revolution. Since 2004 he has worked for University of Leicester Archaeology Services where he has participated in a series of major urban excavations in Leicester, as well as other projects across the East Midlands. In 2011 he co-authored Visions of Ancient Leicester and in 2012 he led excavations looking at the medieval St John’s Hospital in Leicester, a late Roman cemetery just outside Leicester and the Greyfriars Project, the archaeological search for the last known resting place of Richard III. His interests include urban archaeology, and Roman and medieval archaeology.
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2:30Identifying the King
Dr. Turi King
, Genetic Analysis, University of Leicester
Turi studied Biological Anthropology at Cambridge University before moving into the field of molecular genetics, gaining a distinction in her MSc at the University of Leicester. Returning to Cambridge to take up a PhD, she gave it up when she found she was pregnant with her first child. Working part-time in genetics in Cambridge, Turi jumped at the chance to return to Leicester on a Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship and was awarded her PhD in November 2007. Her thesis was entitled The relationship between British surnames and Y- chromosomal haplotypes.
Turi is now Lecturer in Genetics and Archaeology in the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics, and manages the Leverhulme-funded project “The Impact of Diasporas on the Making of Britain,” which developed out of the earlier “Roots of the British” project. She is passionate about communicating science to the public and has appeared in, or advised on, numerous radio and TV programmes in the UK.
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3:30Roundtable Discussion