Riley-Smith Conway Lecture
Jonathan Riley-Smith, 2008 Conway Lecture

As part of our goal to create a vibrant community of medievalists, the Medieval Institute sponsors lectures, conferences, colloquia, workshops, seminars, and social events for our undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. Photos of recent Medieval Institute visitors and events will give you an idea of the range of activities in which our students and faculty participate.

You can find FULL details about our currently scheduled activities (and other events of interest to medievalists) in our online event calendar. (Click on the event heading to see a complete description.) The Upcoming Events view allows you to see a list of activities for the next several months. The Events by Month view allows you to see every event currently on our calendar through the current and subsequent years.

You can go to our Google MI Event Calendar for a quick month-by-month look at upcoming events, and bookmark the page in your web browser, or if you have a Google account, you can add our MI Event Calendar to your own Google calendar.  (From Google Calendar, pull down the menu to the right of  “Other calendars,” click on “Add by URL,” and paste in
. You can set personal reminders for specific events by clicking on any individual item of interest.)

One of the highlights of our year is May graduation when undergraduate majors and minors, along with our M.M.S. degree recipients and Ph.D. graduates are honored in an all-Latin ceremony attended by their families, student colleagues, and faculty mentors.  See photos of the graduation ceremony for a sample of the festivities.

The Conway Lectures provide a stellar academic highlight each year when a distinguished senior medievalist comes to campus for a three-part series of research presentations. The 2014 Conway Lectures (Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 9th-15th Centures) were delivered by Alice-Mary Talbot (Dumbarton Oaks) on October 7, 9, and 14, 2014.