Celebrate Valentine's Day early with a live, semi-staged performance of Chaucer's witty poem on nature, love, and finding Mr. Right (or maybe not ...). Music, Middle English, and munchies: what could be more romantic? Co-sponsored by the Program in General Education and the Committee on Medieval Studies.
Carlos Fraenkel (McGill University), Universalism, Pluralism, Exclusivism: Maimonides in the Context of Medieval Arabic Philosophy. Co-sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
Sea Stories: Towards a Pelagic Middle Ages. A panel discussion chaired by Stephen Mitchell (Harvard University), featuring Josiah Blackmore (Harvard University), Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham University/Radcliffe Institute), and Christopher Loveluck (Nottingham University). Preceded at 4:00 p.m. by the Winter Welcome Reception of the Committee on Medieval Studies. Both events are free and open to the public.