lluminating Hidden Figures: Diversity and Difference in the Middle Ages, featuring a keynote address by Cord Whitaker (Wellesley College) entitled "Race, Rhetoric, and the End of the White Middle Ages."
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College Frost Library
John Matthews (Yale University), The Foundation of Constantinople: Four Problems and Three Answers. Sponsored by Five Colleges, Inc., the Amherst College Religion Department, the University of Massachusetts Amherst History Department, the Mount Holyoke College Religion Department, the Smith College Classical Languages and Literature Department, and the Smith College History Department. Read more about Five College Annual Lecture in Late Antiquity
Patience Agbabi is a poet and performer, and Fellow in Creative Writing at Oxford Brookes University. Her most recent book, Telling Tales (2014), is a vivid retelling of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century. Her other poetry collections include R.A.W. (1995), Transformatrix (2000), and Bloodshot Monochrome (2008).
Brandeis University, Lown Center 315, 415 South Street, Waltham
A workshop with Alfred Ivry (New York University), marking the publication of his book Maimonides Guide of the Perplexed: A Philosophical Guide (The University of Chicago Press, 2016). Sponsored by Brandeis University's Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. .