Scent and Fragrance in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the 41st meeting of the Medieval and Renaissance Forum, featuring a keynote address by Deirdre Larkin, former Managing Horticulturist at The Cloisters Museum and Gardens. Paper and session submission deadline is 15 January 2019; please direct abstracts and contact information to Dr. Robert G. Sullivan, Assistant Forum Director.
Arthur Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst MA
"When I See Winter Returning," an afternoon of music with Susan Matsui. Medieval songs and dance tunes on the return of winter, featuring a soprano, a tenor, and four instrumentalists, followed by the musical skit Tha Thrie Smale Swyne.
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue
Nasser Rabbat (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Veni, vidi, mutatio: The Multicultural Roots of Islamic Architecture. Sponsored by the Lowell Institute. This event is free, but tickets are required; for reservations, please visit the MFA website... Read more about MFA Lecture Series
Rethinking the Body: Humanity and its Discontents in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the 2019 meeting of the New England Medieval Consortium. A day-long conference addressing how the human body (broadly conceived) was imagined, depicted, and treated in life and death in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, featuring a keynote address by Jacqueline Jung (Yale University). To register, please visit the conference website... Read more about New England Medieval Conference
Connolly House, Boston College (300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill)
A day-long symposium examining the extent to which Irish Gaels participated in European cultural trends during the first millennium or so of Irish history. Sponsored by the Flatley Lecture Series in Irish Studies, Boston College.
Gould Hall, Villa i Tatti Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Via di Vincigliata 26, Florence Italy
A two-day conference featuring art historians and curators, archaeologists, and historians of political institutions, economics, and the slave trade to explore how Africans played active roles in shaping global histories c. 1300-1700 and creating transnational spaces, ones that continue to inform the circulation of people, goods, and ideas today. For more information, please click... Read more about Crossroads Africa: African Engagement in the Making of Early Modernity
Integrated Learning Center room S331, 650 North Pleasant Street, Amherst MA
Marina Rustow (Princeton University), Lost Archives, Sacrosanct Wastebins, and the Jewish Communities of the Medieval World. Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies. Read more about 2019 Jacobs Lecture