Off Campus

2016 Sep 24

Beyond Words Lecture

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Anne-Marie Eze (Curator, Beyond Words exhibition), A Choice of Books: Isabella Stewart Gardner's Library. Advance registration required; for more information, click here.

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2016 Sep 18

Beyond Words Lecture

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Boston College McMullen Museum of Art

Roger Wieck, Medieval Bestseller: The Book of Hours. 

The book of hours, an illustrated prayer book, was popular with lay men and women of the late medieval/early Renaissance period for over 300 years. Why? Wieck’s lecture, illustrated with slides, will answer this question by exploring the texts and images to be found within their pages. The discussion will also explore this era’s veneration of the Virgin Mary and obsession with death. 
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2016 Sep 12

Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections

Mon Sep 12 (All day) to Mon Jan 16 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Houghton Library, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Boston College McMullen Museum

The first exhibition to showcase highlights of medieval and Renaissance illumination in the Boston area, hosted at Harvard's Houghton Library ("Manuscripts for Church and Cloister"), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ("Italian Renaissance Books"), and Boston College's...

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2016 Apr 04

Boston University Program in Scripture and the Arts

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Boston University Judaic Studies Center, 147 Bay State Road

The Legal and Moral Challenges of Acquiring Antiquities and Medieval Art: A Case Study, a workshop with Gary Vikan (Carleton College) discussing the legal and moral issues surrounding the acquisition and preservation of ancient and medieval art. Space is limited; email Brian Loh at the Program in Scripture and the Arts (scripart@bu.edu) to reserve a place in the workshop.

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2016 Apr 04

Boston University Program in Scripture and the Arts

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Boston University Judaic Studies Center, 147 Bay State Road

Gary Vikan (Carleton College), The Sacred Art of Ethiopia. The lecture will explore the history and character of Ethiopian Christian art—icons, manuscripts, and crosses—from its first tentative appearance on fourth-century coinage to the eighteenth century, drawing heavily on objects in the Walters Art Museum collection in Baltimore, which is the finest of its kind outside of Ethiopia, but also addressing other works, including the great “Holy Land” architectural complex at Lalibela. This lecture is part of the 2015-2016 series "Reading Between Word and Image in Medieval Europe,...

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2016 Mar 24

Boston University Department of Religion Annual Lecture

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Questrom School of Business Auditorium, 595 Commonwealth Avenue

Caroline Walker Bynum (Columbia University), Holy Beds and Holy Families: Encounters with Devotional Objects in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Co-sponsored by the Boston University Program for Scripture and the Arts and the Boston University Center for the Humanities.

2016 May 06

Listening to Silence: Sounding the Experiences of Rural Women and Children in Late Antiquity

(All day)

Location: 

Rhode Island Hall 108, Brown University
Drawing on archaeological, artistic, osteological, and textual evidence from Christian and Jewish communities in Syria, Britain, Italy, and North Africa, this conference will examine the geographical mobility of rural populations; children’s role in maintaining and transmitting identities; the public roles of women in religious communities; how rural women responded to disaster; and the ritual complexity of infant burial. With papers by Jonathan Conant (Brown University), Robin Fleming (Boston College), Campbell Grey (University of Pennsylvania), Susan Harvey (Brown University), Katie Hemer (... Read more about Listening to Silence: Sounding the Experiences of Rural Women and Children in Late Antiquity
2016 Apr 22

Worlds of Byzantium

(All day)

Location: 

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 Feb 25

Medieval Academy of America 2016

Thu Feb 25 (All day) to Sat Feb 27 (All day)

Location: 

Hyatt Regency Boston, 1 Avenue de Lafayette

The annual meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, featuring keynote addresses by Barbara Newman (Northwestern University), William Noel (University of Pennsylvania), and Robin Fleming (Boston College), with closing reception at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Lesley University, The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Wellesley College. For complete information and...

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