Committee on Medieval Studies

2018 Oct 05

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Widener Library, room 240
The Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop presents a hands-on medieval book-binding workshop, led by Kate Rich, Katherine Gray, and Terri Messina of the Harvard Library Preservation Services. Participants will learn how to produce a fifteenth-century link-stitch binding. Using original materials of parchment, wood and bone, you will make a book in a simple, elegant style popular among late medieval students and scholars. Soon, you may be cutting quills and writing your dissertation by candlelight! All tools and materials will be provided. Space in the workshop is limited, and priority... Read more about Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop
2018 Nov 12

Africa in the Medieval World Lecture Series

5:15pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street
Daphne Gallagher (University of Oregon), Reflecting on Medieval West Africa: Archaeological Perspectives from Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal. This event is part of the 2018-2019 lecture series "Africa in the Medieval World", co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Studies, the Committee on Medieval Studies, the... Read more about Africa in the Medieval World Lecture Series
2018 Sep 24

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Barker 114 (Kresge Room)
Luca Politi (Romance Languages and Literatures), Translation’s Boundaries: A Sonnet by Cino da Pistoia.
2018 Nov 13

Mary Jaharis Center - Medieval Studies Lecture in Byzantine Studies

6:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street
Amanda Luyster (College of the Holy Cross), English Bodies, Imported Silks: Byzantine Textiles in Thirteenth-Century England. This event is co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross. Read more about Mary Jaharis Center - Medieval Studies Lecture in Byzantine Studies
2019 Feb 25

Houghton-Medieval Studies Lecture in Early Book History

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

The Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library
Dr. Simon Rettig (Assistant Curator of Islamic Art, Freer | Sackler Galleries), Praying for the Ottoman Sultan: A New Look at Manuscripts of Selected Surahs after 1500. Free and open to the public; please RSVP here. This event is co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Houghton Library.... Read more about Houghton-Medieval Studies Lecture in Early Book History
2018 Sep 26

Harvard Art Museums Lecture

6:00pm to 7:15pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Quincy Street

Evelin Wetter (Abegg-Stiftung), Brides of Christ and Grooms of the Church: Two Concepts of Liturgical Clothing by Hildegard of Bingen and Arnošt of Pardubice. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies, the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, and the Harvard Art Museums with the generous support of the M. Victor Leventritt Fund.

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2018 Oct 01

Africa in the Medieval World Lecture Series

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)
Steven Kaplan (Hebrew University), In Search of Medieval Africa: Sources, Methods, and Traps. Reception to follow. This event is part of the 2018-2019 lecture series "Africa in the Medieval World", co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Studies, the Committee on Medieval Studies, and the Department of African and African American Studies. Read more about Africa in the Medieval World Lecture Series
2018 Oct 30

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

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy Street

David Shyovitz (Northwestern University), Soul Food and Salvation: Eating Animals in Medieval Ashkenaz. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies, the Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies, and the Mahindra Humanities Center Jewish Cultures and Societies Seminar.

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