Artes and Liberal Arts: From Medieval Learning to the Modern University: a panel discussion featuring Jan Ziolkowski (Classics, Harvard), Eileen Sweeney (Philosophy, Boston College), Nicholas Watson (English, Harvard), and Ahmed Ragab (Harvard Divinity School). Preceded by the Fall welcoming reception of the Committee on Medieval Studies.
Welcoming reception for all first- and second-year graduate students in Medieval Studies, featuring food, drink, and merriment! Sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop.
A vocal and musical performance reviving the female voice as preserved in medieval Yiddish, Latin, and German texts and traditions. Co-sponsored by the Elson Family Arts Initiative, the Provostial Fund for the Humanities, the Center for Jewish Studies, and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Free and open to the public.
Sackler Museum Auditorium, Harvard Art Museums, and First Church Cambridge
A two-day symposium. Keynote address by David Abulafia (Cambridge University) on Thursday, 6:00 pm, Sackler Auditorium, with panels at Sackler Auditorium on Friday morning and afternoon. Followed by a handling session on medieval coins at the Harvard Art Museums, and a closing reception and concert at First Church Cambridge featuring Natasha Roule, the Hellenic College Byzantine Choir, and Sephardic music ensemble...