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 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.…

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.…

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.…

Movie Showing: “The Sword in the Stone”

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Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (Browning Cinema)

The Sword in the Stone

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman

Based on The Sword in the Stone by T.H. White, the 1963 Disney movie provides a musical fantasy-comedy take on the King Arthur legend. Tickets will be available through the DPAC box office.…

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.  Additional coffee hours will take place at the same time and in the same location on November 24 and December 8.…

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.…

Workshop: Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy

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Location: Room 121, Information Technology Center

Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy: Workshop on Inferno XIX

Please join us for a workshop via teleconference on Inferno XIX with scholars and students from the Universities of Leeds, Notre Dame, and Cambridge. You may feel free to bring your lunch to eat during the workshop and brief discussion to follow.…

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.…

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.…

Seminar Workshop: Praise and the Making of the Self (Day 1)

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Location: McKenna Hall, Room 210-214

Praise and the Making of the Self in the Middle Ages

This seminar workshop, organized by Professors C.J. Jones (ND, German and Russian Languages and Literatures) and Moritz Wedell (UC Berkeley, German), brings together experts from a variety of disciplines for discussion of a precirculated set of primary texts. For access to the readings, please email cjones23@nd.edu

Seminar Workshop: Praise and the Making of the Self (Day 2)

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Location: McKenna Hall, Room 210-214

Praise and the Making of the Self in the Middle Ages

This seminar workshop, organized by Professor C.J. Jones (ND, Germanic and Russian Languages and Literatures), brings together experts from a variety of disciplines for discussion of a precirculated set of primary texts. The meeting begins with an opening reception on Sunday, November 16. Presentations begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 17.  For access to the readings, please email cjones23@nd.edu

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.…

Research Seminar: Elsa Filosa

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

“Boccaccio and the Coup in Florence (1360-61)”

Elsa Filosa, Assistant Professor of Italian, Vanderbilt University…

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.  One additional coffee hours will take place at the same time and in the same location on December 8.…

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.…

Workshop: Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy

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Location: Room 121, Information Technology Center

Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy: Workshop on Purgatorio XX

Please join us for a workshop via teleconference on Purgatorio XX with scholars and students from the Universities of Leeds, Notre Dame, and Cambridge. You may feel free to bring your lunch to eat during the workshop and brief discussion to follow.…

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)

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.…

“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.…

“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