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), Sultan Shajar and Pope Joan: The Mamluk Origins of a Christian Legend. Co-sponsored with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program and the Center for the Study of World Religions.
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