Upcoming Events

Byzantine Greek Reading Group

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Location: Medieval Institute Seminar Room B (715N Hesburgh Library)

A group meets weekly to read Byzantine Greek texts selected according to the interests of the group. All are invited to attend.

For more details, contact Joshua Robinson.…

Middle English Reading Group

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Location: Hesburgh Library Fishbowl (1st floor)

The Middle English Reading Group convenes each Wednesday, and reads texts together in a convivial and casual atmosphere. For details, email Andrew Klein.…

Old English Reading Group

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Location: Hesburgh Library Fishbowl (1st floor)

On Fridays each week, the Old English Reading Group meets to tackle texts like the Battle of Maldon. For details, email Andrew Klein.…

Byzantine Greek Reading Group

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Location: Medieval Institute Seminar Room B (715N Hesburgh Library)

A group meets weekly to read Byzantine Greek texts selected according to the interests of the group. All are invited to attend.

For more details, contact Joshua Robinson.…

Middle English Reading Group

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Location: Hesburgh Library Fishbowl (1st floor)

The Middle English Reading Group convenes each Wednesday, and reads texts together in a convivial and casual atmosphere. For details, email Andrew Klein.…

Old Norse Reading Group

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Location: Hesburgh Library Fishbowl (1st floor)

The Old Norse Reading Group comes togther weekly on Thursdays to read texts like Hrafnkels saga in congenial company. For details, email Andrew Klein.…

Mensa Latina

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Location: 303 O’Shaughnessy Hall

The Latin Table (Mensa Latina) meets each Thursday to speak Latin in a casual atmosphere. All are welcome.…

Maureen Boulton Lecture

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

“Devotion at the Courts of Paris, Burgundy, Bourbon, and Anjou: An Overview in Manuscripts”

Professor Maureen Boulton (ND, Romance Languages) will deliver a lecture. A short reception will follow.

Prof. Boulton studies medieval French literature, particularly the relation between narrative and lyric poetry and also religious literature. She has edited two fourteenth-century texts, the Old French Evangile de l’Enfance

Old English Reading Group

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Location: Hesburgh Library Fishbowl (1st floor)

On Fridays each week, the Old English Reading Group meets to tackle texts like the Battle of Maldon. For details, email Andrew Klein.…

Latin Exam

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

The Latin Exam will be administered on Saturday, December 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library). The examination normally consists of three “unseen” passages, and may include both prose and verse selections. Students may use a dictionary (paper copies only) to prepare their translations of two of the three passages. The examination is set and graded by a faculty committee. Details about the Latin Exam

MI Coffee Hour

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Location: Hesburgh Library 715J (MI Seminar Room A)

The graduate students of the Medieval Institute invite medievalist graduate students, faculty, and visiting researchers to join them for coffee, tea, and casual conversation.…

Byzantine Greek Reading Group

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Location: Medieval Institute Seminar Room B (715N Hesburgh Library)

A group meets weekly to read Byzantine Greek texts selected according to the interests of the group. All are invited to attend.

For more details, contact Joshua Robinson.…

Medieval Institute Holiday Reception

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Location: See your email invitation

The Medieval Institute will host a holiday reception for its faculty, students, visitors, staff, and their guests. Invitations will be distributed via email.…

Federico Gallo Lecture #1

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

History of Libraries Lecture Series

Father Federico Gallo, director of the program in Greek and Latin Studies at the Accademia Ambrosiana (Milan), will visit Notre Dame in January 2015. He will deliver three public lectures (January 15, 21, and 28) on the history of several major Italian medieval library collections. His visit is sponsored by the Ph.D. in Literature Program, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Medieval Institute.…

Federico Gallo Lecture #2

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

History of Libraries Lecture Series

Father Federico Gallo, director of the program in Greek and Latin Studies at the Accademia Ambrosiana (Milan), will visit Notre Dame in January 2015. He will deliver three public lectures (January 15, 21, and 28) on the history of several major Italian medieval library collections. His visit is sponsored by the Ph.D. in Literature Program, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Medieval Institute.…

Federico Gallo Lecture #3

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

History of Libraries Lecture Series

Father Federico Gallo, director of the program in Greek and Latin Studies at the Accademia Ambrosiana (Milan), will visit Notre Dame in January 2015. He will deliver three public lectures (January 15, 21, and 28) on the history of several major Italian medieval library collections. His visit is sponsored by the Ph.D. in Literature Program, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Medieval Institute.…

“Dante’s Other Works”: A Celebration

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Library (1st floor)

A Celebration of the 750th Anniversary of Dante’s Birth

Session 1

Vita nova - Zygmunt G. Baranski, Notre Dame Professor of Dante and Italian Studies, University of Notre Dame, and Emeritus Serena Professor of Italian, University of Cambridge 

Fiore & Detto d’Amore - Alison Cornish, Professor of Italian, University of Michigan…

“Dante’s Other Works”: A Celebration

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

Session 2

Epistles - Claire Honess, Professor of Italian Studies, University of Leeds

Cosponsored by the William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies and Italian Studies at Notre Dame, a series of lectures on the poet Dante’s so-called “minor works” will take place on eight Thursdays throughout 2015, beginning in January and ending in November. Twelve prominent scholars from the U.S., Italy, and the U.K. have been invited to speak. Each lecturer will address one or more of the “other works” by presenting the principal interpretive trends and issues relating to the text and focusing on some of its particularly interesting aspects.…

“Dante’s Other Works”: A Celebration

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

Session 3

Rime - Manuele Gragnolati, Professor of Italian Literature, Somerville College, University of Oxford

Cosponsored by the William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies and Italian Studies at Notre Dame, a series of lectures on the poet Dante’s so-called “minor works” will take place on eight Thursdays throughout 2015, beginning in January and ending in November. Twelve prominent scholars from the U.S., Italy, and the U.K. have been invited to speak. Each lecturer will address one or more of the “other works” by presenting the principal interpretive trends and issues relating to the text and focusing on some of its particularly interesting aspects.…

MI Undergraduate Colloquium

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Location: 715J Hesburgh Library (MI Seminar Room A)

Every year, undergraduate students who have taken medieval studies courses present papers on a wide range of topics. The 20-minute presentations are based on research work undertaken for a course and students are nominated for participation by their teachers. The papers are grouped into two sessions (one from 11 a.m. to noon and the second from 1 to 2 p.m.), and all participants and audience members are provided with a buffet lunch between the presentation periods.…

“Dante’s Other Works”: A Celebration

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

Session 4

Convivia - Simon Gilson, Professor of Italian, University of Warwick
De vulgari eloquentia - Steven Botterill, Associate Professor of Italian Studies, University of California - Berkeley

Cosponsored by the William & Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies and Italian Studies at Notre Dame, a series of lectures on the poet Dante’s so-called “minor works” will take place on eight Thursdays throughout 2015, beginning in January and ending in November. Twelve prominent scholars from the U.S., Italy, and the U.K. have been invited to speak. Each lecturer will address one or more of the “other works” by presenting the principal interpretive trends and issues relating to the text and focusing on some of its particularly interesting aspects.…

Jonathan Boulton Lecture

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

Professor Jonathan Boulton (ND, Medieval Institute and History) will deliver a lecture. A reception specially honoring Prof. Boulton on the occasion of his retirement will follow.

Prof. D’Arcy Jonathan Dacre Boulton studies Latin European nobilities and has published widely on many aspects of this topic. A revised second edition of his Knights of the Crown: Monarchical Orders of Knighthood in Later Medieval Europe, 1326-1520