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
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.
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.