Christopher Bonura (University of California Berkeley; Junior Fellow in Byzantine Studies, Dumbarton Oaks), The Apocalypse of Methodius of Patara: Reimagining the Roman Empire in the Wake of Islam. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
Michael Stolz (Bern University, The Tolerance of Religious Ambiguity: Reading Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival in a Post-Secular Context. Co-sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center's German Studies: New Perspectives Seminar.
Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street
The Faking of the Middle Ages: Misappropriation, Misrepresentation, and the Medieval: a panel discussion featuring remarks by Patrick Geary (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), Katharine Park (Harvard University), and Cord Whitaker (Wellesley College). Preceded by the Spring welcome reception of the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies.
Benjamin Braude (Boston College), Sultan Shajar and Pope Joan: The Mamluk Origins of a Christian Legend. Co-sponsored with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program and the Center for the Study of World Religions.
A day-long symposium, featuring a keynote address by Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University and Director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Co-sponsored with the Department of English, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, the Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, the Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Workshop, and the Harvard Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities. For the full schedule and to register, click... Read more about Recycling, Revision, and Relocation in the Middle Ages
Rocco Rante (Department of Islamic Art, Musée de Louvre), Evolution of Settlements and Socio-Economic Features in the Bukhara Oasis between Antiquity and the Medieval Period. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture.