Upcoming Events

Brian Reynolds Lecture

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Location: Special Collections, 1st floor, Hesburgh Library

Dante’s Prayer to the Virgin, the Commedia and the Marian Tradition

Brian K. Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Department of Italian Language and Culture, Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan) studied Italian at University College Dublin and did his postgraduate studies at Trinity College Dublin. He previously taught in Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and Università degli studi, Bari, Italy. His research in the last number of years has concentrated on early Italian poetry, especially Dante, and Mariology. He has published extensively on Dante and related topics and on the Virgin Mary. In 2012, he published Gateway to Heaven: Marian Doctrine and Devotion, Image and Typology in the Patristic and Medieval Periods (Volume I: Doctrine and Devotion),

MI Fall Reception

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Location: See your email invitation

The Medieval Institute will hold a start-of-the-academic-year reception for its faculty, students, and visiting researchers. Invitations will be sent out via email.…

Imagining Medieval English Conference (Day 1)

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Location: McKenna Hall (ND Conference Center)

Prof. Tim Machan (ND English Department) is the organizer of a three-day conference that will bring together a group of distinguished scholars who are collaborating on a book entitled “Imagining Medieval English” (Cambridge University Press, 2015). The participants will present papers that form the chapters of the book, and join in a general discussion on practical and theoretical topics in the history of medieval English.  What are the social, linguistic, and historical reasons for positing a medieval stage of the English language? What are the cultural implications of such a stage? And what are the reasons for and consequences of linking this stage to Modern English as versions of the same language? All paper sessions and discussions are open to the public.…

Late Medieval Florentine Religious Cultures - Workshop

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

Organized by the AHRC-funded project "Dante and Late Medieval Florence: Theology in Poetry, Practice and Society," co-led by the Universities of Leeds and Warwick…

Monica Green Lecture

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

“Like a Prometheus Stealing Fire: Constantine the African and the Transformed Landscape of Learned Medicine in Twelfth-Century Christian Europe”

Monica Green, Professor of History, Arizona State University specializes in the global history of health and medieval European history, particularly the history of medicine and the history of gender. In 2004, she was a co-winner of the Medieval Academy of America’s John Nicholas Brown Prize for Women’s Healthcare in the Medieval West: Texts and Contexts,

Monica Green Graduate Seminar

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Location: Medieval Institute Seminar Room A (715J Hesburgh Library)

“Reframing the Black Death in Terms of Global History”

This seminar will give some background about the developments in genetics and history leading up to a forthcoming special issue of a new journal, The Medieval Globe.  We will discuss the opportunities and challenges that come from attempting multidisciplinary work, as well as the question of how document-based historians can begin to incorporate materialist histories into their work.…

MI Coffee Hour

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Location: 715J Hesburgh Library (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 October 13, October 27, November 10, November 24, and December 8.

Conway Lecture #1: Alice-Mary Talbot

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Location: TBD

The 2014 Conway Lectures:

Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 9th-15th Centuries

October 7: The Cenobitic Monk

Alice-Mary Talbot received her B.A. in Classics from Radcliffe College and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Byzantine and Ottoman History from Columbia University. After teaching at several colleges in Ohio, she spent the rest of her career as a project director and administrator at Dumbarton Oaks. She served as Executive Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium,

Conway Lecture #2: Alice-Mary Talbot

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Location: TBD

The 2014 Conway Lectures:

Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 9th-15th Centuries

October 14: Hermits and Holy Mountains

Alice-Mary Talbot received her B.A. in Classics from Radcliffe College and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Byzantine and Ottoman History from Columbia University. After teaching at several colleges in Ohio, she spent the rest of her career as a project director and administrator at Dumbarton Oaks. She served as Executive Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium,

Dante Now! A Divine Comedy Flashmob

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Location: Various locations around campus

Please join Italian Studies at Notre Dame for an afternoon of recitations of excerpts from Dante's Commedia performed around campus, followed by a lecture by Christian Moevs (Notre Dame) and others, and a reception.
 
Co-sponsored by the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies, Italian Studies at Notre Dame, and the Ravarino Family Endowment for Excellence in Italian Studies.…

MI Coffee Hour

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Location: 715J Hesburgh Library (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 October 27, November 10, November 24, and December 8.

Conway Lecture #3: Alice-Mary Talbot

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Location: TBD

The 2014 Conway Lectures:

Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 9th-15th Centuries

October 14: Nuns and Nunneries

Alice-Mary Talbot received her B.A. in Classics from Radcliffe College and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Byzantine and Ottoman History from Columbia University. After teaching at several colleges in Ohio, she spent the rest of her career as a project director and administrator at Dumbarton Oaks. She served as Executive Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium,

Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Divine Comedy - Workshop

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Location: Room 121, Information Technology Center

Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy: Workshop on Paradiso XVIII

Please join us for a workshop via teleconference on Paradiso XVIII 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.…

MI Coffee Hour

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Location: 715J Hesburgh Library (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 10, November 24, and December 8.…

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.…

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.…

Italian Research Seminar

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

Elsa Filosa (Vanderbilt) - "Boccaccio and the Coup in Florence (1360-61)"…

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.…

Cambridge Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy - Workshop

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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.…

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.…

"Dante's Other Works": A Celebration

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

To commemorate the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, Italian Studies at Notre Dame hosts a celebration of the poet’s so-called “minor works” with a lecture series and a publication throughout 2015.

Session 1

Vita nova - Zygmunt G. Baranski (Notre Dame) 
Fiore & Detto d'Amore - Alison Cornish (Michigan)

Dante's Other Works: A Celebration

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

To commemorate the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, Italian Studies at Notre Dame hosts a celebration of the poet’s so-called “minor works” with a lecture series and a publication throughout 2015.

Session 2

Epistles - Claire Honess (Leeds)…

Dante's Other Works: A Celebration

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

To commemorate the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, Italian Studies at Notre Dame hosts a celebration of the poet’s so-called “minor works” with a lecture series and a publication throughout 2015.

Session 3

Rime - Manuele Gragnolati (Oxford)…

Dante's Other Works: A Celebration

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Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries

To commemorate the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, Italian Studies at Notre Dame hosts a celebration of the poet’s so-called “minor works” with a lecture series and a publication throughout 2015.

Session 4

Convivia - Simon Gilson (Warwick)
De vulgari eloquentia - Steven Botterill (Berkeley)…