Committee on Medieval Studies

2019 Apr 29

Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy Street
Patrick Boucheron (Collège de France), France in the World: A Medievalist Reflects on the 'Master Narrative'. Co-sponsored with the Mahindra Humanities Center's France and the World Seminar, the Robert L. Bacon Fund, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to the U.S.. Read more about Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar
2019 Mar 28

Mary Jaharis Center - Medieval Studies Lecture in Byzantine Studies

6:15pm to 7:45pm

Location: 

Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street

Jesse Torgerson (Wesleyan University), Dropping a Medieval Chronicle (and Putting it Back Together): Reading the Byzantine Chronography of Theophanes and George Synkellos through Manuscripts, Maps, and Text Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture at Hellenic College Holy Cross.... Read more about Mary Jaharis Center - Medieval Studies Lecture in Byzantine Studies

2019 Feb 15

History of Philosophy Workshop

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall 211 (the Robbins Library)
Khaled El-Rouayheb (Harvard), The Liar Paradox in Fifteenth-Century Shiraz: The Exchange between Sadr al-Din al-Dashtaki and Jalal al-Din al-Dawani. Reception to follow. Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Committee on Medieval Studies, and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures.
2019 Feb 19

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center 114 (Kresge Room) (Note Room Change!)
Shireen Hamza (Harvard University), The Weight of Dreams: the Kābūs in Islamicate Medical Literature, 1100-1500.
2019 Feb 28

Houghton-Medieval Studies Workshop in Early Book History

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library Seminar Room
Dr. Simon Rettig (Assistant Curator of Islamic Art, Freer | Sackler Galleries), An Introduction to Codicology and the Arts of the Book of the Islamic World. This event is co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Houghton Library. Space in the workshops is limited; to reserve a space, please click here.... Read more about Houghton-Medieval Studies Workshop in Early Book History
2019 Feb 28

Houghton-Medieval Studies Workshop in Early Book History

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library Seminar Room

Dr. Simon Rettig (Assistant Curator of Islamic Art, Freer | Sackler Galleries), An Introduction to Codicology and the Arts of the Book of the Islamic World. This event is co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Houghton Library. Space in the workshops is limited; to reserve a space, please click here.

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2019 Mar 05

Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library

Mackenzie Cooley (Hamilton College), The Fragility of Difference: Animals, Humans, and the Renaissance Invention of Race. Co-sponsored with the Early Modern, History of Science, and Medieval History Workshops.

2019 Apr 22

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Kates Room, Warren House

Giulia Accornero (Department of Music, Harvard) Buying Time, Marking Space: Algorism, Algebraic Objects and the Emergence of Mensural Notations

2019 Mar 11

Medieval Studies Interdisciplinary Workshop

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Kates Room, Warren House

Patrick Meehan (Harvard University), Making Way Through ‘Wilderness,’ and Other Lessons From the Prusso-Lithuanian Frontier (c.1350-1410).

2019 Jan 31

Dumbarton Oaks Visiting Lecture

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Tozzer Anthropology Building 203, 21 Divinity Avenue
Mark Pawlowski (Junior Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks), Housing and the Use of Space in a Byzantine Village. Co-sponsored by the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies Program, the Committee on Medieval Studies, the Committee on Archeology, and the Department of History.
2019 Apr 02

Harvard Medieval Material Culture Lecture

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

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

Martin Carver (University of York), Driven by Ideas: Some Archaeological Investigations of Early Medieval Transition. This event is part of the 2019 Harvard Medieval Material Culture Series The View from the Trenches: Archaeology and Medieval Studies Today, sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies, the Harvard Art Museums, the Department of History of Art + Architecture, and the Committee on Archaeology.

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2018 Dec 06

Sex, Love, and Marriage in the Middle Ages: The Final Cut!

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

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

Hollywood meets Medieval in this special lunchtime event, as Harvard students pitch their television treatments of medieval sex, love, and marriage to a celebrity panel of judges! Who will prevail? Come for lunch, and stay to find out!

The pitches:

Brothers in Christ, prod. Isaac Grafstein '19, Samantha Hand '20, and Charlotte Ruhl '22

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