Medieval Studies Courses

Courses 2022-2023

Fall 2022

Courses in italics are primarily for graduate students

Medieval Studies 107: Authority and Invention (Christine Smith), TTh 1030-1145. Also offered in the Graduate School of Design as HIS 4358
Medieval Studies 117: English Legal History 600-1600 (Charles Donahue), MW 1630-1800
Arabic 152: Introduction to Qur'an and Hadith (Shady Nasser), M 1200-1445
Arabic 243br: Introduction to the Rational Sciences (Khaled El Rouayheb), W 1500-1745
Arabic 245r: Classical Arabic Seminar: Readings in Arabic Poetry, Grammar and Language (Shady Nasser), W 1200-1445
Armenian Studies 111: Art and Culture of Armenia (Christina Maranci), MW 0900-1015. Also offered as HAA 134p
Armenian Studies 210: Writing on Art in Medieval Armenia (Christina Maranci), Th 0945-1145. Also offered as HAA 234p
Celtic 111: Shapeshifting and Identity in Celtic Traditions (Catherine McKenna), TTh 1030-1145
Comparative Literature 119x: History of the Book: Using Harvard's Treasures to Study the Material Text (David Stern), Th 1500-1745. Also offered as Near Eastern Civilizations 107
Comparative Literature 157: From Type to Self in the Middle Ages (Luis Girón-Negrón), W 0900-1145. Also offered as HDS 3723
English 102m: Introduction to Old English: Charms, Herbals, Folk Medicine, Miracle Cures (Daniel Donoghue), MW 1030-1145
English 115b: Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales (Nicholas Watson), TTh 1200-1315
English 210q: Queer/Medieval (Anna Wilson), Th 0945-1145
Freshman Seminar 64i: Looking for Clues: Ancient and Medieval Art @ Harvard (Eurydice Georganteli), W 1200-1445
Gen Ed 1183: The English Language Today, Yesterday, Tomorrow (Daniel Donoghue), MW 1500-1615
History 2035: Topics in Byzantine History (Dimiter Angelov), M 1300-1500
History 2050. Proseminar: Medieval Societies and Cultures (Daniel Smail), W 1500-1745
HAA 12m: Monuments of Islamic Architecture (David Roxburgh and Gülru Necipoğlu), TTh 1030-1145
HAA 134p: Art and Culture of Armenia (Christina Maranci), MW 0900-1015. Also offered as Armenian Studies 111.
HAA 183g: Buddhist Visualization: Dunhuang Caves (Eugene Wang), W 1200-1445
HAA 234p: Writing on Art in Medieval Armenia (Christina Maranci), Th 0945-1145. Also offered as Armenian Studies 210.
HAA 241p: The Diagram Paradigm: Diagrams in the Middle Ages and Beyond (Jeffrey Hamburger), Th 1500-1745
HAA 286s: The Shōsō-in Treasury (Yukio Lippit), Th 1200-1445
Irish 205r: Readings in Early Medieval Irish Prose (Joseph Nagy), M 1330-1530
Islamic Civilization 128: Religion and Society in Islamicate History (900-1300 CE) from Shi'i Centuries to Mongol Invasions (Shiraz Hajiani), M 1000-1200. Also offered as HDS 3177
Medieval Greek 115: Introduction to Byzantine Greek (Alexander Riehle), MW 1200-1315
Near Eastern Civilizations 107: History of the Book: Using Harvard's Treasures to Study the Material Text (David Stern), Th 1500-1745. Also offered as Comparative Literature 119x
Portuguese 220: Theorists of the Sea (Josiah Blackmore), W 1245-1445
Religion 1434bioa: History of Christianity through Biography and Autobiography (Kevin Madigan), M 0945-1145. Also offered as HDS 2094.
Romance Studies 246: Travel and Travelers (Josiah Blackmore), M 1245-1445
Scandinavian 150: The Vikings and the Nordic Heroic Tradition (Stephen Mitchell), TTh 1330-1445
Spanish 201: Historia de la lengua española (Luis Girón-Negrón), Th 0900-1145
Welsh 225a: Medieval Welsh Language and Literature (Catherine McKenna), TTh 1330-1445

Spring 2023

Courses in italics are primarily for graduate students

Medieval Studies 119: Constitutional and Legal History of Medieval Continental Europe (Charles Donahue), MW 1630-1800
Medieval Studies 250: At Cross Purposes: The Crusades in Material Culture (Eurydice Georganteli), Tu 1215-1445
Arabic 259: Introduction to Medieval Arabic Rhetoric (Shady Nasser and Khaled El-Rouayheb), M 1500-1745
Armenian Studies 112: Beautiful and Sacred: Armenian Book Arts (Christina Maranci), M 0945-1145. Also offered as HAA 136
Armenian Studies 113: Ghost City: Ani and Its Monuments (Christina Maranci), W 0945-1145. Also offered as HAA 131k
Celtic 138: The Mabinogion: Stories from Medieval Wales (Catherine McKenna), TTh 1030-1145
Classical Studies 155: Letters from Antiquity (and Beyond) (Alexander Riehle), MW 1030-1145
Comparative Literature 193: What's Love Got to Do with It? Love Poetry of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Luis Girón-Negrón), Tu 0900-1145. Also offered as HDS 3725
English 103g: Advanced Old English: Beowulf and Seamus Heaney (Daniel Donoghue), MW 1030-1145
English 110ff: Medieval Fanfiction (Anna Wilson), TTh 1030-1145
English 210: Early Middle English Identities (Daniel Donoghue), W 1200-1445
Folklore and Mythology 106: History of Witchcraft and Charm Magic (Stephen Mitchell), TTh 1030-1145
Freshman Seminar 60k: The Grail Quest of Marcel Proust (Virginie Greene), Th 1500-1745
Freshman Seminar 64w: Legacies of a Powerful Woman: The Life and Afterlife of Empress Theodora (Alexander Riehle), M 1500-1700
French 239: my.middleages (Virginie Greene), W 1245-1445
GSD His 4321: Rome (Christine Smith), T 0900-1145
Hebrew 166: The Laws of a Jewish State: Maimonides' Theological-Political Treatise (David Stern), Th 0945-1145
History 1035: Byzantine Civilization (Dimiter Angelov), TTh 1200-1315
History and Literature 90an: God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance (Sean Gilsdorf), MW 1330-1445
HAA 14k: The Roman World in Transition (Ioli Kalavrezou), TTh 1330-1445
HAA 42p: Architecture through the Ages: Notre-Dame de Paris (Jeffrey Hamburger), MW 1330-1445
HAA 73: Money Matters (Eurydice Georganteli), TTh 1030-1145
HAA 131k: Ghost City: Ani and Its Monuments (Christina Maranci), W 0945-1145. Also offered as Armenian Studies 113
HAA 136: Beautiful and Sacred: Armenian Book Arts (Christina Maranci), M 0945-1145. Also offered as Armenian Studies 112
HAA 146p: The Birth of the Author (Jeffrey Hamburger), Th 1500-1745
HAA 222n: Transregional Connections of Early Ottoman Architecture (Gülru Necipoğlu), W 1200-1445
HAA 240r: Topics in Byzantine Art: Family and Everyday Life in Byzantium (Ioli Kalavrezou), Th 1200-1445
Irish 204r: Readings in Early Irish Poetry (Tomás Ó Cathasaigh), MW 1330-1445
Islamic Civilizations 110: Major Works of Islamic Civilizations (Khaled El-Rouayheb), T 1200-1445
Italian 138: The Cosmos of the Divine Comedy (Ambrogio Camozzi Pistoja), Th 1500-1745
Jewish Studies 161: Interreligious Encounters: Jews, Muslims, and Christians from Late Antiquity to the Medieval Period (Miriam Goldstein), Th 1200-1445
Ladino 16: Beginning Ladino (Luis Girón Negrón), MW 1330-1445
Portuguese 182: The Worlds of Camões (Josiah Blackmore), M 1245-1445
Religion 1389b: Philosophy in the Desert: Evagrius of Pontus's "Gnostic Trilogy" (Charles Stang), F 1200-1500. Also offered as HDS 1901b
Welsh 225b: Medieval Welsh Poetry (Catherine McKenna), TTh 1330-1445