Committee on Medieval Studies

2017 Oct 23

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Kates Room, Warren House
Elena Iourtaeva (HAA), When Pages Weep: Boston Manuscript Fragments and the Digital Humanities 'Fragmentarium' Platform.
2017 Oct 12

Mary Jaharis Center - Medieval Studies Lecture in Byzantine Studies

6:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street
Vasileios Marinis (Yale University), Death and the Fate of the Soul in Byzantium: Theologies, Liturgies, Images. Co-sponsored by the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture of Hellenic College Holy Cross.
2017 Oct 26

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 114 (the Kresge Room)
Sarah Kay (New York University), Singing with the Stars. Co-sponsored with the English Department Medieval Colloquium.
2017 Nov 02

Christian Africa/Medieval Africa, 300-1600 CE

Thu - Fri, Nov 2 to Nov 3, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South (1730 Cambridge Street) and the Barker Center (12 Quincy Street)

A two-day symposium exploring the long, rich, and complex history of Christian beliefs, institutions, and communities in Africa between Late Antiquity and the seventeenth century CE, bringing together an international group of researchers in medieval studies, African studies, Byzantine studies, archeology, book history, and the history of religion.

Keynote address on Thursday, 2 November (5:00 pm) in CGIS S020 by Stephen Davis, Professor of Religious Studies and History at Yale University and director of the Yale Monastic Archeology Project. Reception to follow. On Friday, 3...

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2017 Sep 28

Mahindra Humanities Center Lecture

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street
Jeffrey Hamburger (Harvard University), Mindmapping: Diagrams in the Middle Ages—and Beyond.
2017 Sep 11

Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)
Blurred Boundaries: Defining "The West" in Medieval Studies: a panel discussion exploring the variety and complexity of "western-ness" in medieval European, Middle Eastern, and Eurasian societies, and how notions of "west" and "east" were assumed, maintained, and transgressed across the medieval world. Chaired by Stephen Mitchell (Harvard University), with presentations by... Read more about Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar
2017 Oct 20

Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe: A Roundtable

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South (1730 Cambridge Street), Room S354
A roundtable discussion marking the publication of Donald Ostrowski and Christian Raffensperger's Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2017) and Christian Raffensperger's Kingdom of Rus' (Arc-Humanities, 2017), with presentations by Florin Curta (University of Florida), Inés Garcia de la Puente (Boston University), Donald Ostrowski (Harvard University), and Christian Raffensperger (Wittenberg University). Co-sponsored by the Early Slavic Studies Seminar of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
2017 Oct 26

The Invention of Byzantine Studies in Early Modern Europe

(All day)

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street

A two-day symposium exploring the process by which scholars came to see "Byzantium" as distinct from its Roman predecessor and medieval contemporaries, the scholarly practices and contemporary concerns that shaped how early modern scholars studied the "Byzantine" past, and how the historical context of Byzantium’s emergence continues to shape the discipline of Byzantine studies today.

Keynote address on Thursday, 26 October (5:00 pm) by Anthony Grafton (Princeton University), followed by a public reception. Sessions all day Friday, featuring presentations by Shane Bobrycki (...

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