The College of Charleston and The Citadel are proud to sponsor the 2017 annual meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA), November 16-18, in Charleston, South Carolina.

SEMA Conference in Charleston



Pre-conference Paleography Workshop with Timothy Graham

Eminent paleographer Timothy Graham of the University of New Mexico will be holding a workshop, suitable for both novices and as a refresher for experienced paleographers, from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Thursday, November 16 (conference panels begin at 1:00 p.m.) The event will take place at the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library, a two-block walk from the conference hotel. Sign up early; space is limited. A subsidy from the SEMA Executive Council allows us to offer this workshop at the low price of $40 for regular registrants and $20 for students.

King’s Counterpoint Concert

King’s Counterpoint is a Charleston-based vocal ensemble. They will perform a program crafted specifically for SEMA, with music ranging from chant to late medieval polyphony. The concert will be held in the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, only two blocks away from the conference hotel, at 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 17. Conference attendees may purchase tickets throught the registration portal.

Organizing Committee

SEMA 2017 is a joint production of the following Charleston scholars:


Thanks to the following Citadel organizations for their generous financial support:

  • The Henry and Jenny Johnson Endowment
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Thanks to the following College of Charleston organizations for their generous financial support:

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs
  • School of the Arts
  • Department of Art History
  • Department of Classics
  • Department of English
  • Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies
  • Department of German and Russian Studies
  • Department of Hispanic Studies
  • Department of History
  • Asian Studies Program
  • Addlestone Library