Upcoming Medieval Studies Committee Events

2016 Sep 12

Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections

Sep 12 (All day) to Jan 16 (All day)


Harvard Houghton Library, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Boston College McMullen Museum

The first exhibition to showcase highlights of medieval and Renaissance illumination in the Boston area, hosted at Harvard's Houghton Library ("Manuscripts for Church and Cloister"), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ("Italian Renaissance Books"), and Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art ("Manuscripts for Pleasure and Piety").

2016 Sep 12

MHC Medieval Studies Seminar

5:00pm to 7:00pm


Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)

Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places: Medieval Legal History and the Problem of Sources. A panel discussion on what it means to study ‘medieval law’ as a secular and religious phenomenon, what counts as a 'legal document', and how apparently 'non-legal' sources can deepen our understanding of medieval legal thought and practice. Featuring Piotr Górecki (University of California Riverside), Elizabeth Papp Kamali (Harvard Law School), Intisar Rabb (Harvard Law School), and Daniel Lord Smail (Harvard University).

2016 Oct 24

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

5:00pm to 6:30pm



Emily Rose (Princeton University and Harvard University): The Judgment of the Bleeding Corpse: Medieval Myth and Early Modern Law. 

2016 Nov 03

Beyond Words: A Symposium

Nov 03 (All day) to Nov 05 (All day)


Boston College McMullen Museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Harvard Houghton Library

A three-day symposium accompanying the collaborative exhibition Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collectionshosted by Boston College's McMullen Museum of Art (Thursday, 3 November), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Friday, 4 November), and Harvard University's