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October 24, 2011

Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher, History Ph.D. candidate

Late medieval religiosity was increasingly focused on laypeople's responsibility for their own spiritual well-being. This shift must have changed the professional lives of priest although exactly how has not yet been studied. Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher is currently in Paris examining ecclesiastical court records to ascertain the professional and social roles of priests in Parisian parishes. She hopes to illuminate how grassroots and institutional religious reforms affected the daily lives of priests. Her research trip was made possible by the Bilinski Fellowship and the Henrietta Holm Warwick.

October 3, 2011

The Ides of Trivia, October 3, 2011

Why are the following days considered unlucky? October 3, November 28, February 26, April 10, June 10, and August 1.

The correct answer to last week's trivia challenge was pot-de-fer! Congratulations to Brian Hill and Linda Johnson for providing the correct answer. Since this was a two week challenge, both are eligible for a prize!

Please send trivia responses by email to cmedst@umn.edu with Trivia in the subject line. Trivia winners can arrange to pick up a CMS mug or stationery set by sending us an email or visiting our office in 1030 Heller Hall. Also feel free to send ideas for future trivia questions.