The MHW will host Professor Intisar Rabb for a conversation on "The State of the Field in Medieval Islamic Studies." The event will take place in person in the Robinson Lower Library, but can also be attended via Zoom.
A conversation with David Lowery, writer and director of The Green Knight (2021), on the making of the film and the process of adopting and adapting a medieval story for modern audiences. Moderated by Ahmed Seif (Department of English), with panelists Daniel Donoghue (Department of English), Sean Gilsdorf (Medieval Studies), Aarya Kaushik '24 (Department of English), and Nicholas Watson (Department of English). Presented by the Standing Committee on Medieval... Read more about "In Stori Stif and Stronge": A Conversation with David Lowery
Rachel Teubner (Australian Catholic University; Visiting Scholar), Marguerite’s ‘Pater Noster’: Genre and Theology in the Early Évangelisme. Lunch will be provided. Due to current Harvard University Covid-19 restrictions, Collations meetings this semester are limited to Harvard students, staff, faculty, and researchers. Please RSVP by 18 November to Lydia Shahan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Read more about MHC Medieval Studies Seminar Collations
Jennifer Pruitt (University of Wisconsin Madison), Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture. This lecture will take place on the Zoom meeting platform; please click here to register. Read more about Harvard AKPIA Lecture Series
Dawit Muluneh (Catholic University of America), The Legacy of Colonialism in Ethiopic Studies. This talk will take place on the Zoom meeting platform; to register, please contact Jessica Beasley (email@example.com). Sponsored by the Comparative Literature and Italian Studies programs of the University of Massachusetts Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. Read more about University of Massachusetts Comparative Literature Program Lecture
The Premodern Race Seminar is an interdisciplinary discussion group on race in Classics, Medieval Studies and Early Modern Studies. Readings will be precirculated. Open to Harvard faculty, graduate students and senior undergraduates.
Meeting theme: Defining ethnicity and race in ancient and medieval archeology.
In anticipation of director David Lowery's visit to Harvard on 22 November, please join us for a screening of Lowery's The Green Knight (2021), a provocative retelling of the late medieval English romance Gawain and the Green Knight. Sponsored by the Committee on Folklore and Mythology, the Committee on Medieval Studies, the English Department Graduate Medieval Colloquium, and the Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop.
Philip Liston-Kraft (Harvard University Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures), Death Drive and the Maiden: The Queerness of Hrotsvit of Gandersheim. Refreshments will be provided. Due to current Harvard University Covid-19 restrictions, Workshop meetings this semester...
Sören Stark (New York University), Eternal ‘Silk Road’? The Rise of Sogdiana during the 3rd–4th Centuries A.D.. Sponsored by the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian Art at Tufts University and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross This lecture will take place on the Zoom meeting platform; please click... Read more about East of Byzantium Lecture