Stephen Mitchell, the Robert S. and Ilse Friend Professor of Scandinavian Studies and Folklore and a member of the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies, has been awarded the sixth Jarl Gallén Prize by the Thure Gallén Foundation. The prize, created in memory of Jarl Gallén (1908–1990), Professor of History at the University of Helsinki, is given to a scholar of medieval Northern Europe in recognition of his or her outstanding... Read more about Harvard Medievalist Stephen Mitchell wins 2019 Jarl Gallén Prize
The fifth lecture in this year's "Africa in the Medieval World" lecture series is now available online! To watch "Objects and Encounters on the Medieval East African Coast" by Stephanie Wynne-Jones (University of York), delivered on Monday, 25 March 2019, please click here.
The Standing Committee on Medieval Studies and the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature are pleased to announce a new undergraduate symposium on medieval and early modern studies, which will take place on Friday, 3 May 2019 in Emerson Hall. The organizeres invite contributions from Harvard College students of papers (fifteen to twenty minutes in length) in any discipline, dealing with any medieval or early modern topic. Particularly welcome are papers that push against traditional boundaries in...
Jeffrey Hamburger, Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture, will serve as the Kress-Beinecke Professor at the National Gallery of Art's Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts during the 2019–2020 academic year. During his tenure, Hamburger will work on his forthcoming (2021) Panizzi Lectures for the British Library, as well as on Imperial Splendor, an exhibition of manuscript illumination in the Holy Roman Empire from the reign of Charlemagne to that of Emperor Maximilian I scheduled to open at the Pierpont Morgan Library and Museum in 2021.
Video of this year's Aga Khan-Medieval Studies joint lecture in medieval Islamic architecture by Louvre archeologist Rocco Rante ("The Evolution of Settlements and Socio-Economic Features in the Bukhara Oasis between Antiquity and the Medieval period"), delivered on 1 March 2018, now is available here from the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. Enjoy! Read more about 2018 Aga Khan-Medieval Studies lecture now available online!
Harvard University medievalist Panagiotis Roilos, George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens. Professor Roilos, a scholar of Byzantine Greek literature and literary theory, is one of the youngest honorees in the century-old history of Panteion University, a leading center for the study of social and political sciences in Europe. Read more about Roilos honored by Panteion University
The proceedings of November's groundbreaking symposium Christian Africa/Medieval Africa, 300-1600 CE, co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, now are available online! To watch any of the sessions, including Prof. Stephen Davis's keynote address, please visit the Hutchins Center website here. Read more about Christian Africa/Medieval Africa: Watch Now!