Committee on Medieval Studies

2018 May 01

Queenship and Female Power in the Middle Ages

9:00am to 3:30pm


Harvard Hall 102
A symposium on the rhetorical, fictional, and pragmatic dimensions of women's power in the Middle Ages, with contributions by Harvard undergraduate students and response and discussion by Dr. Natalia Zajac (Eugene and Damel Shklar Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute) and Dr. Sean Gilsdorf (Administrative Director and Lecturer... Read more about Queenship and Female Power in the Middle Ages
2018 Apr 23

Medieval Studies Graduate Latin Exam

4:30pm to 6:00pm


Barker Center 120
The Spring 2018 seating of the Medieval Studies secondary field Latin exam. Use of one dictionary is allowed. To register for the exam, please contact Sean Gilsdorf. For more information, including sample exam texts, please visit the "Graduate Program" page of the Medieval Studies website.
2018 Apr 06

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Healing Charms and Medicine

Fri Apr 6 (All day) to Sun Apr 8 (All day)


Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)
A three-day conference bringing together the study of medicine, science, and religion,featuring researchers whose work spans a broad range of areas, time periods, and disciplinary approaches; keynote addresses by Jacqueline Borsje (Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen Capaciteitsgroep Religiestudies) and Richard Kieckhefer (Northwestern University). Program and registration information can be found here.
2018 Apr 06

Digital Humanities: An Afternoon Symposium

2:45pm to 5:30pm


Harvard Hall 102
A symposium on the role of digital humanities and digital tools in Medieval Studies today, featuring presentations by Gregory Crane (Tufts University), Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America), Racha Kirakosian (Harvard University), Gabriel Pizzorno (Harvard University), Michael Stolz (University of Bern), William Stoneman (Harvard University), and Jeffrey Witt (Loyola University Maryland). Sponsored by the Barajas Innovation Fund for Digital Arts and... Read more about Digital Humanities: An Afternoon Symposium
2018 Apr 05

Material Culture Lecture

4:00pm to 5:30pm


102 Geological Museum (Haller Hall), 24 Oxford Street

John Robb (Cambridge University), Stalking Invisible Objects: Analyzing Thingworlds in History and Archeology. Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Standing Committee on Archeology, and Committee on Medieval Studies' Medieval Material Culture Program.... Read more about Material Culture Lecture

2018 Mar 30

Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar

5:00pm to 6:30pm


Barker Center Room 133

Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard University), Medieval Kashan. Co-sponsored with the Mahindra Humanities Center Persian and Persianate Studies Seminar and the Aga Khan Fund for Iranian Studies.

2018 Mar 20

Harvard Medieval Material Culture Lecture

5:00pm to 6:30pm


The Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library
Brigitte Bedos-Rezak (New York University), Medieval Seals and the Rhetoric of Materiality. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies, the Harvard Art Museums, the Houghton Library, and the Department of the History of Art and Architecture. This lecture is part of Lasting Impressions: Coins and Seals as Material and Message in the Middle Ages, the 2018 Harvard Medieval Material Culture Lecture and Workshop Series.