Committee on Medieval Studies

2022 Jun 24

(Bio)archaeological Approaches to Disease and Death in Early Medieval France

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South lower level (also via Zoom webinar)
A roundtable discussion on an ongoing pioneering international investigation of anomalous burials in early medieval Gaul, and the evidence they provide about the so-called "Justinianic Plague". Featuring presentations by Philippe Blanchard (INRAP), Isabelle Catteddu (INRAP Grand Ouest), Valérie Delattre (Université de Bourgogne), Michael McCormick (Harvard University), Claude Raynaud (CNRS), Solenn Troadec (Harvard University), and Marie-Cécile Truc (Université de Caen). Sponsored by the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM) and the... Read more about (Bio)archaeological Approaches to Disease and Death in Early Medieval France
2022 Apr 27

Center for Jewish Studies Starr Seminar

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (6 Divinity Avenue), room 201
Naama Golan (Kibbutzim College of Education and 2021-22 Associate at the Center for Jewish Studies), A Creative Interpretation within the Genre Constraints: A Study of Yehuda Uziel's Super-Commentary on Rashi. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Center for Jewish Studies and the Committee on Medieval Studies. Attendance at the Starr Seminars is open to Harvard affiliates on a testing cadence; please RSVP to Sandy Cantave Vil... Read more about Center for Jewish Studies Starr Seminar
2022 Apr 29

A Medieval Life in Modern Circumstances

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel room K262 (the Bowie-Vernon Room)
A book talk on Ibn Hamdis the Sicilian: Eulogist for a Falling Homeland by author William E. Granara, Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment, Professor of Comparative Literature, and Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Co-sponsored by the Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Committee for... Read more about A Medieval Life in Modern Circumstances
2022 Apr 25

Medieval Graduate Interdisciplinary Workshop

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Medieval Studies Library (Widener-D)

Kentigwern Jaoen (University of Southern Brittany, Visiting Scholar in Celtic Languages and Literatures): The Mutation from the Medieval Knight at Sea to the Captain at the End of the Fifteenth Century and the Opening of the Sixteenth Century.

2022 Mar 23

Houghton MS Lat 5: The Spring Transcription Challenge!

Wed Mar 23 (All day) to Sun Mar 27 (All day)

Location: 

1 Bow Street room 317 and Zoom
From Wednesday 23 March to Sunday 27 March 2022, the students in Harvard's Latin Palaeography and Manuscript Culture course (Medieval Studies 202) will work online with a team of volunteers to create a complete transcription of Houghton Library, MS Lat 5. Anyone interested in joining the challenge should sign up... Read more about Houghton MS Lat 5: The Spring Transcription Challenge!
2022 Apr 06

Center for Jewish Studies Starr Seminar

11:45am to 1:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (6 Divinity Avenue), room 201
Rabbi Aaron Adler (Ohel Nechama Community Synagogue/Israel and Silver Fellow), Ashkenazic Versions of Prayers and Blessings in Maimonides' Codes. Attendance at the Starr Seminars is limited to Harvard faculty, students, and affiliates; please RSVP to Sandy Cantave Vil. Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Committee on Medieval Studies. Read more about Center for Jewish Studies Starr Seminar
2022 Mar 30

Center for Jewish Studies Starr Seminar

11:45am to 1:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East (6 Divinity Avenue), room 201
Chana Shacham-Rosby (Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Starr Fellow), Practice, Practicality and Periphery in Medieval Ashkenaz. Attendance at the Starr Seminars is limited to Harvard faculty, students, and affiliates; please RSVP to Sandy Cantave Vil. Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Committee on Medieval Studies. Read more about Center for Jewish Studies Starr Seminar
2022 Mar 31

Houghton-Medieval Studies Workshop in Early Book History

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Hofer Classroom (lower level)
Anne D. Hedeman (University of Kansas), Making the Past Present: Illustrations in Early Modern France. Participants will explore how illustrations interacted with their texts in manuscripts and early printed books in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. These new visual cycles reshape established Latin texts, French translations from Latin, and new French texts and create new horizons of expectations for their reception. Space in the workshop is... Read more about Houghton-Medieval Studies Workshop in Early Book History
2022 Mar 31

Houghton-Medieval Studies Workshop in Early Book History

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Hofer Classroom (lower level)
Anne D. Hedeman (University of Kansas), Making the Past Present: Illustrations in Early Modern France. Participants will explore how illustrations interacted with their texts in manuscripts and early printed books in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. These new visual cycles reshape established Latin texts, French translations from Latin, and new French texts and create new horizons of expectations for their reception. Space in the workshop is... Read more about Houghton-Medieval Studies Workshop in Early Book History
2022 Feb 28

Dante@Harvard Lecture: Giulio Milani

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Boylston Hall 403
Giuliano Milani (Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée) will speak on his new biography (written with Elisa Brilli) Dante: Vite nuove, in conversation with Marie Suzanne Fleur Prunières (RLL). This event, part of the Dante@Harvard Initiative, is sponsored by the De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Committee on Medieval Studies. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines, attendance is limited to... Read more about Dante@Harvard Lecture: Giulio Milani

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