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), Female Sultan/Female Pope: Shajar and the Mamluk Origins of Pope Joan. Co-sponsored with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program and the Center for the Study of World Religions.
Ann-Marie Yasin (University of Southern California), Place History and Architectural Origin Stories in Early Byzantium: Vestiges and Sense Memory. Co-sponsored with the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross.
Peter Kidd (independent researcher), Greater than the Sum of Their Parts: Incomplete Medieval Manuscripts in Boston and Elsewhere. This lecture will consider a variety of illuminated medieval manuscripts from Houghton and other local collections, each of which has missing leaves, or larger parts, scattered in other collections around the world. By matching-up far flung pieces of books with those that are held locally, a picture emerges that is 'greater than the sum of its parts'. Co-sponsored by the Houghton Library and the Committee on Medieval Studies. This lecture is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested here.... Read more about Houghton-Medieval Studies Lecture in Early Book History