Committee on Medieval Studies

2016 Sep 12

Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections

Mon Sep 12 (All day) to Mon Jan 16 (All day)

Location: 

Harvard Houghton Library, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Boston College McMullen Museum

The first exhibition to showcase highlights of medieval and Renaissance illumination in the Boston area, hosted at Harvard's Houghton Library ("Manuscripts for Church and Cloister"), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ("Italian Renaissance Books"), and Boston College's...

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2016 Sep 07

Graduate Student Reception

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center

Join us as we welcome new graduate student medievalists to our community! 

2016 Oct 24

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Kates Room, Warren House

Emily Rose (Visiting Scholar, Medieval Studies): The Judgment of the Bleeding Corpse: Medieval Myth and Early Modern Law. 

2016 Sep 12

MHC Medieval Studies Seminar

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)

Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places: Medieval Legal History and the Problem of Sources. A panel discussion on what it means to study ‘medieval law’ as a secular and religious phenomenon, what counts as a 'legal document', and how apparently 'non-legal' sources can deepen our understanding of medieval legal thought and practice. Featuring Piotr Górecki (University of California Riverside), ...

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2016 Nov 28

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Kates Room, Warren House

Matilda Bruckner (Boston College), The Deacon and the Devil and the Jew: Gautier de Coincy and Rutebeuf Take Turns on the Legend of Theophilus.

2016 May 10

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library

Amy Remensnyder (Brown University), Shared Shrines, Muslim-Christian Trust and Pre-Modern Mediterranean Sailors' Culture on the Island of Lampedusa. Co-sponsored by the Medieval History Graduate Workshop.

2016 Apr 29

What Is Islam?

1:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

A symposium in memory of the life and work of Shahab Ahmed, featuring presentations by Michael Cook, Noah Feldman, Cemal Kafadar, Gülru Necipoğlu, Parimal Patil, and Nicholas Watson. Sponsored by the Harvard Committee on Medieval Studies, the Mahindra Humanities Center, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, the Committee on the Study of Religion, with support of the Rabbi Joseph S. Shubow Memorial Fund, the South Asia Initiative, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Islamic Studies Program...

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2016 Apr 14

German Studies: New Perspectives

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 133

Almut Suerbaum (Oxford University), Beyond Crisis? Mystical Theology in Late Medieval Song. Sponsored by the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, the Mahindra Humanities Center, the Committee on Medieval Studies, the Committee on the Study of Religion with support of the Rabbi Joseph S. Shubow Memorial Fund, and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

2016 Mar 28

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 114 (the Kresge Room)

Luis Lopez (Romance Languages and Literatures), The Gendered Gaze: Torrellas’ Sadistic Torture in Grimalte y Gradissa.

2016 Mar 29

Medieval History Graduate Workshop

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library

Stephen Shoemaker (University of Oregon), Eschaton and Empire: Political Apocalypticism in Late Antiquity and Early Islam. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies.

2016 Mar 25

Digital Britain: New Approaches to the Early Middle Ages

(All day)

Location: 

Barker Center 110 (the Thompson Room)

A two-day symposium on the present and future of digital humanities within the broader study of medieval England, and the multimodal approach to Medieval Studies it entails; with keynote addresses by Martin Foys (University of Wisconsin Madison) and Timothy Stinson (North Carolina State University). Sponsored by the Department of English, the Morton Bloomfield Fund, the Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities, and the Committee on Medieval Studies. For program and registration information, please visit the...

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