Past Events

  • 2016 May 04

    Medieval Studies-Jaharis Center Lecture in Byzantine Studies

    6:15pm to 7:30pm


    Harvard Faculty Club

    Cecily Hilsdale (McGill University), Worldliness in Byzantium and Beyond: Manuscript Materiality and Byzantine Materialism. Co-sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross. Reception to follow.

  • 2016 Apr 29

    What Is Islam?

    1:00pm to 6:30pm


    Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

    A symposium in memory of the life and work of Shahab Ahmed, featuring presentations by Michael Cook, Noah Feldman, Cemal Kafadar, Gülru Necipoğlu, Parimal Patil, and Nicholas Watson. Sponsored by the Harvard Committee on Medieval Studies, the Mahindra Humanities Center, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, the Committee on the Study of Religion, with support of the Rabbi Joseph S. Shubow Memorial Fund, the South Asia Initiative, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program...

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  • 2016 Apr 29

    The Circle of Money

    (All day)


    Barker Center 133

    A Volkswagen Fellowship Symposium of the Mahindra Humanities Center investigating pre-capitalist, western and non-western uses and construals of money, including the social relationships that constituted the value of money, its role in economic practice, the connection between money and other forms of capital, and the role of money in stabilizing or disturbing socio-economic forms of transformation. With presentations by Nils Bock (University of Münster), William Caferro (Vanderbilt University), Jessica Goldberg (UCLA), Martha Howell (Columbia University), Martin Kintzinger (University of...

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  • 2016 Apr 28

    English Department Medieval Colloquium

    5:00pm to 6:30pm


    Warren House, Kates Room

    Nicholas Watson (Harvard University), The Lost First Draft of The Book of Margery Kempe.

  • 2016 Apr 25

    Boston College Dante Lecture Series

    7:30pm to 8:30pm


    Devlin Hall room 101

    Dana Stewart (Binghamton University), Born to be Bad? Original Sin in Dante's Inferno and Beyond.

  • 2016 Apr 22

    Worlds of Byzantium

    (All day)


    Dumbarton Oaks Music Room, 1703 32nd Street NW, Washington DC

    The 2016 Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies Symposium, featuring papers by Elizabeth Bolman (Temple University), Antoine Borrut (University of Maryland), Averil Cameron (Oxford University), Daniel Galadza (University of Vienna), Cecily Hilsdale (McGill University), Scott Johnson (University of Oklahoma), Kostis Kourelis (Franklin and Marshall College), Margaret Mullet (Queens University Belfast), Arietta Papaconstantinou (University of Reading), Stephen Rapp (Sam Houston State), Columba Stewart (Hill Museum and Manuscript Library), Jack Tannous (Princeton University), Alicia Walker (Bryn...

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  • 2016 Apr 20

    Harvard Initiative for the Science of the Human Past Lecture

    5:30pm to 7:00pm


    Harvard Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue

    Dominic Powlesland (The Landscape Research Centre, University of York), The Changing Past Through Archaeology and Science: 40 Years Embedded in the Multiple Past Landscapes of Ancient Britain. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Standing Committee on Archeology.

  • 2016 Apr 19

    Medieval History Graduate Workshop

    4:15pm to 6:00pm


    Robinson Hall Lower Library

    Cécile Morrisson (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), From Mines to Cash: Tracing the Sources of Coined Metal, 4th-10th c. AD and Beyond. Co-sponsored by Harvard's Initiative for the Science of the Human Past.