Upcoming Medieval Studies Committee Events

2017 Oct 07

New England Medieval Conference

(All day)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA

Charlemagne’s Ghost: Legacies, Leftovers, and Legends of the Carolingian Empire, the 44th annual New England Medieval Conference, with keynote address by Simon Maclean (University of St. Andrews). Paper proposals due by 1 June 2017. For more information, please visit the New England Medieval Consortium website. Co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lesley University, and the Harvard University Committee on Medieval Studies.

2017 Oct 26

The Invention of Byzantine Studies in Early Modern Europe

(All day)


Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street

A two-day symposium exploring the process by which scholars came to see "Byzantium" as distinct from its Roman predecessor and medieval contemporaries, the scholarly practices and contemporary concerns that shaped how early modern scholars studied the "Byzantine" past, and how the historical context of Byzantium’s emergence continues to shape the discipline of Byzantine studies today.

Keynote address on Thursday, 26 October (5:00 pm) by Anthony Grafton (Princeton University), followed by a public reception; sessions all day Friday featuring presentations by Shane Bobrycki ( Read more about The Invention of Byzantine Studies in Early Modern Europe