Committee on Medieval Studies

2018 Jan 25

Germanic Languages and Literatures Lecture

4:10pm to 6:10pm

Location: 

Barker Center 359 (the Nebel Room)
Kathryn Starkey (Stanford University), Medieval German Text(ile)s. Co-sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Committee on Medieval Studies.
2018 Jan 29

Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar

5:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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.
2018 Apr 09

Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South S354, 1730 Cambridge Street
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.
2018 Apr 12

Mary Jaharis Center - Medieval Studies Lecture in Byzantine Studies

6:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street

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.

2018 Mar 05

Houghton-Medieval Studies Lecture in Early Book History

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

The Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library

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

2017 Dec 05

Medieval Holiday Party!

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Kates Room, Warren House
Come toast the end of term with us! Featuring libations and noshes to dispel the winter chill.
2018 Feb 09

Recycling, Revision, and Relocation in the Middle Ages

(All day)

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room
A day-long symposium, featuring a keynote address by Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University and Director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Co-sponsored with the Department of English, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Workshop, and Harvard Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities. For the full schedule and to register, click... Read more about Recycling, Revision, and Relocation in the Middle Ages
2018 Mar 01

Medieval Studies-Aga Khan Program Lecture in Medieval Islamic Architecture

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Real Colegio Complutense, 26 Trowbridge Street
Rocco Rante (Department of Islamic Art, Musée de Louvre), Evolution of Settlements and Socio-Economic Features in the Bukhara Oasis between Antiquity and the Medieval Period. Co-sponsored by the Harvard Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture.... Read more about Medieval Studies-Aga Khan Program Lecture in Medieval Islamic Architecture
2017 Nov 28

Medieval Studies Graduate Latin Exam

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center 120
The Fall seating of the Medieval Studies graduate Latin translation exam. Successful completion of this exam will satisfy the language proficiency requirement of the graduate secondary field in Medieval Studies. More information about the exam, including sample texts, can be found on the Medieval Studies website. If you plan to take the Fall exam, please RSVP to Sean Gilsdorf by Friday, 24 November. Read more about Medieval Studies Graduate Latin Exam

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