Upcoming Events

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 September 29, October 13, October 27, November 10, November 24, and December 8. …

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.…

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.…

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,

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,

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.…