Recent News

Music History and Liturgy Professor Elected President of Medieval Academy of America

Author: Tom Coyne

 

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Margot E. Fassler, the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at Notre Dame and Fellow of the Medieval Institute, will become president of the Medieval Academy of America in April. As head of the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies, Fassler hopes to focus attention on a historical era that she believes can provide better understanding of the political, environmental, and class problems currently facing the globe. Read More

Professor Deborah Black Lectures on the Epistemology of Averroes

Author: Brandon Cook

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On Thursday, February 23th, the Medieval Institute was pleased to welcome guest speaker Deborah Black, Professor of Philosophy and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. Prof. Black delivered a learned lecture entitled "Constructing Averroes's Epistemology". Read More

Upcoming Events

Symposium on the Qurʾan and Catholic Theology

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Location: McKenna Hall, Room 100-104

Quran Seminar 4

This symposium addresses the intersections between the scripture of Islam, the Qurʾan, and Catholic theology. To Muslims the Qurʾan is the very word of God transmitted to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. Yet how should the Church, with its dual commitment to inter-religious dialogue and to the proclamation of the Gospel, understand the Qurʾan?

Maríulestir Seminar Series: Marjorie Housley, “The Erotics of Anger in Old Norse-Icelandic Heroic Literature”

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

Óðinn

This event, the second in the new Old Norse seminar/workshop series, 'Maríulestir', is jointly sponsored by the Medieval Institute, the Nanovic Centre for European Studies, ND Research, and the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame.

 

 

Mellon Colloquium: Laura Veneskey, “Earthly Icons: Between Matter and Figuration in Early Byzantine Art"

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

Sancta Sanctorum Reliquary

Join the Medieval Institute for the sixteenth annual Mellon Colloquium, a half-day public seminar discussion with the MI's 2016-17 Mellon Fellow, Prof. Laura Veneskey, on her book-in-progress. Invited senior scholars Charles Barber (Princeton), Holger Klein (Columbia), and Aden Kumler (U Chicago) will respond. Lunch is provided (please RSVP).

 

John Haldon Lecture: "St. Theodore, Euchaïta and Anatolia, c. 500-1500 CE: Landscape, Climate and the Survival of an Empire"

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

The Two Saints Theodore

Join the Medieval Institute for a lecture by Professor John Haldon; a reception will follow the lecture. Haldon is Shelby Cullom Davis ’30 Professor of European History and Professor of Byzantine History, as well as Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, at Princeton University.

 

 

Maríulestir Seminar Series: Prof. Merrill Kaplan, “Old Norse, Folklore, and Revolt”

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

Óðinn

This event, the third in the new Old Norse seminar/workshop series, 'Maríulestir', is jointly sponsored by the Medieval Institute, the Nanovic Centre for European Studies, ND Research, and the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame. Prof. Merrill Kaplan is Associate Professor and Director of the Scandinavian Program Faculty at Ohio State University.