Committee on Medieval Studies

2022 Feb 22

Center for Jewish Studies-Medieval Studies Lecture in Medieval Jewish Culture and Society

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)
Kenneth Stow (University of Haifa emeritus), Baron or Graetz: Who Has Carried the Day? On Writing Medieval Jewish History. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies. Read more about Center for Jewish Studies-Medieval Studies Lecture in Medieval Jewish Culture and Society
2022 Apr 07

Medieval Studies-Mary Jaharis Center Lecture in Byzantine Studies

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Zoom presentation

Alexandre Roberts (University of Southern California), Disentangling Alchemy. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross. This event will take place on the Zoom meeting platform; registration will open on 7 March at the Jaharis Center website.

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2022 Feb 17

Medieval Studies-Mary Jaharis Center Lecture in Byzantine Studies

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Zoom presentation

Nina Glibetić (University of Notre Dame), The History and Significance of the Byzantine Prothesis Ritual. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College-Holy Cross. This event will take place on the Zoom meeting platform; registration will open on 20 January at the Jaharis Center website.

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2021 Dec 07

Sex, Love, and Marriage in the Middle Ages: The Final Cut!

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)

Hollywood meets Medieval in this special lunchtime event sponsored by the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, as Harvard students pitch their television treatments of medieval sex, love, and marriage to a celebrity panel of judges. Who will prevail? Come for lunch, stay to find out!

The pitches: Sacred Heart, prod. Jenna Garofolo (RLL), Kendall Jean '24, and Madison McCoy '25; Unholy Confessions, prod. Jordyn Duby '25, Jodie Kuo '25, and Jacquelyn Dunn (HDS); All or Nun, prod. Saskia Fisher '24, Mira Kingsbury-Lee '24, and Julia Ward '25

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2021 Nov 15

Medieval Movie Night!

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)
In anticipation of director David Lowery's visit to Harvard on 22 November, please join us for a screening of Lowery's The Green Knight (2021), a provocative retelling of the late medieval English romance Gawain and the Green Knight. Sponsored by the Committee on Folklore and Mythology, the Committee on Medieval Studies, the English Department Graduate Medieval Colloquium, and the Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop.
2021 Nov 04

English Department Graduate Medieval Colloquium

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)
D. Vance Smith (Princeton University), The African Map of Europe: The Brut and Balliol College Colonialism. Co-sponsored by the GSAS English Department Medieval Colloquium and the Committee on Medieval Studies. Please note that due to current university Covid-19 restrictions, attendance at this event is limited to Harvard faculty, students, and on-campus affiliates Read more about English Department Graduate Medieval Colloquium
2021 Nov 22

"In Stori Stif and Stronge": A Conversation with David Lowery

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)
A conversation with David Lowery, writer and director of The Green Knight (2021), on the making of the film and the process of adopting and adapting a medieval story for modern audiences. Moderated by Ahmed Seif (Department of English), with panelists Daniel Donoghue (Department of English), Sean Gilsdorf (Medieval Studies), Aarya Kaushik '24 (Department of English), and Nicholas Watson (Department of English). Presented by the Standing Committee on Medieval... Read more about "In Stori Stif and Stronge": A Conversation with David Lowery
2021 Nov 06

New England Medieval Conference

(All day)

Location: 

Zoom event
Teaching the Middle Ages: Pandemic Lessons and Post-Pandemic Pedagogy, the 48th annual New England Medieval Conference. Sponsored by the Harvard Standing Committee on Medieval Studies and the University of Massachusetts Boston. This event will take place on the Zoom meeting platform; for complete program and registration information, please click here. Read more about New England Medieval Conference
2021 Sep 27

Medieval Studies Fall Reception

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center south lawn (rain location: Barker Center 110)
Join the Harvard Medieval Studies community for drinks and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the opening of the academic year! Unfortunately, due to current Harvard University COVID-19 restrictions, our gathering this year is limited to current Harvard faculty, students, staff, and researchers. We look forward to welcoming off-campus members of our larger Medieval Studies community as soon as it is safe and permitted to do so.
2021 Nov 17

Premodern Race Seminar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Boylston 237 (and on Zoom)

The Premodern Race Seminar is an interdisciplinary discussion group on race in Classics, Medieval Studies and Early Modern Studies. Readings will be precirculated. Open to Harvard faculty, graduate students and senior undergraduates.

Meeting theme: Defining ethnicity and race in ancient and medieval archeology.

To register for the seminar, follow this link: http://forms.gle/eaUkCRY33U6gymbS9
Please email Henry Gruber at hgruber@g.harvard.edu...

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2021 Nov 03

Premodern Race Seminar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Boylston 237 (and on Zoom)

The Premodern Race Seminar is an interdisciplinary discussion group on race in Classics, Medieval Studies and Early Modern Studies. Readings will be precirculated. Open to Harvard faculty, graduate students and senior undergraduates.

Meeting theme: Romantic Nationalism, Fascism, and the creation of a "Latin" Middle Ages.

To register for the seminar, follow this link: http://forms.gle/eaUkCRY33U6gymbS9
Please email Henry Gruber at hgruber...

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2021 Oct 20

Premodern Race Seminar

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Boylston 237 (and on Zoom)

The Premodern Race Seminar is an interdisciplinary discussion group on race in Classics, Medieval Studies and Early Modern Studies. Readings will be precirculated. Open to Harvard faculty, graduate students and senior undergraduates. Meeting theme: Romantic Nationalism, Fascism, and the creation of a "Latin" Middle Ages.

To register for the seminar, follow this link: http://forms.gle/eaUkCRY33U6gymbS9
Please email Henry Gruber at hgruber@g.harvard.edu...

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