Upcoming Events

Deborah Black Lecture: "Constructing Averroes's Epistemology"

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Location: 715 Hesburgh Library

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The Medieval Institute presents a lecture by Deborah Black, Professor of Philosophy and Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She specializes in medieval philosophy, especially Classical Arabic and 13th-century western philosophy.

Book Launch for David Gura's Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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Location: Rare Books and Special Collections (Hesburgh Library 102)

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You are cordially invited to the book launch for A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College by David T. Gura, Curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts in the Hesburgh Library and concurrent associate professor in the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. The event is sponsored by The Hesburgh Libraries, Medieval Institute, and University of Notre Dame Press.

 

Maríulestir Seminar Series: Melissa Mayus, “Social Expectation in 'Laxdæla Saga'"

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Location: 320 Malloy Hall

Teiknibo K 21v Iceland 1450s Monk Reading From Prayerbook To Mary And Angel Redux

This event, the first 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. Dr. Melissa Mayus will lecture on "Social Expectation in 'Laxdæla Saga'." A masterpiece of world literature, 'Laxdæla saga' is a thirteenth-century Icelandic saga relaying the life and times of the people of Laxárdalur ("Salmon-River Dale") in northwestern Iceland.

Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies, March 9-11, 2017

Location: University of Notre Dame

Vagantes Conference

The annual graduate student Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies will be held in 2017 at Notre Dame and is sponsored in part by the Medieval Institute, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Medieval Academy of America, and the University of Notre Dame College of Arts & Letters.

Symposium on the Qurʾan and Catholic Theology

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Location: McKenna Hall, Room 100-104

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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? In addressing this question the symposium will explore the content of the Qurʾan (and in particular its Biblical accounts), the history of Christian commentary on the Qurʾan, and new directions in Catholic theology.

Maríulestir Seminar Series: Marjorie Housley

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Location: TBD

Nks 1867 4to 94r Iceland 1760 O Inn

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)

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Each year, the Medieval Institute selects an outstanding young scholar for the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medieval Studies. The Fellowship allows a tenure-track assistant professor to pursue research leading to the publication of a monograph. At the conclusion of the Fellow’s period of residency, a panel of senior scholars are invited to campus for a half-day public seminar discussion of the Fellow’s research. The 2016-17 Mellon Fellow is Laura Veneskey, Assistant Professor of Ancient, Medieval, and Byzantine Art at Wake Forest University. She will present an overview of her book-in-progress Earthly Icons: Between Matter & Figuration in Early Byzantine Art.

Maríulestir Seminar Series: Merrill Kaplan

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Location: TBD

Nks 1867 4to 94r Iceland 1760 O Inn

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.

Don Alberto Rocca Lecture: “The Cultural Project of Federico Borromeo”

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (Hesburgh 715)

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The Medieval Institute welcomes Rev. Dr. Alberto Rocca to lecture on “The Cultural Project of Federico Borromeo.” Cardinal Borromeo established Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana in 1607 and founded its Pinacoteca Ambrosiana art museum in 1618 through his donations. Don Rocca is the current director of the Pinacoteca and also the Director of the Classe di Studi Borromaici at the Accademia Ambrosiana.

Maríulestir Seminar Series: Kirsten Wolf, “The Saints in Old Norse-Icelandic Prose and Poetry”

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Location: TBD

Nks 1867 4to 94r Iceland 1760 O Inn

This event 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. Kirsten Wolf is Kim Nilsson Professor and Torger Thompson Chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Panel Presentation: Current Trends in Anglo-Saxon Studies

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Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

Join distinguished Anglo-Saxonists Hal Momma, Leslie Lockett, and Drew Jones for a talk on current trends in Anglo-Saxon studies. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. A reception with light refreshments will follow. …

Maríulestir Seminar Series: Heidi Støa

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

Nks 1867 4to 94r Iceland 1760 O Inn

This event 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. Heidi Støa is a Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Maríulestir Seminar Series: Heather O'Donoghue, “Ragnarsdrápa: A Paradigm Poem?”

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

Nks 1867 4to 94r Iceland 1760 O Inn

This event 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. Heather O'Donoghue is Professor of Old Norse and Fellow of Linacre College at the University of Oxford.

Medieval Institute Graduation Ceremony

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Location: Alumni Hall Chapel

Each year, the Medieval Institute honors its graduating students with an all-Latin ceremony. Light refreshments for the graduates and their guests will follow in the Alumni Hall courtyard at the conclusion of the ceremony. Congratulations to them all!…

London Global Gateway Conference: "The History and Culture of Iran and Central Asia in the First Millennium CE: From the Pre-Islamic to the Islamic Era"

Location: 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG

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This conference is jointly sponsored by the Medieval Institute of the University of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, and the Kyoto University Institute for Research in Humanities and Graduate School of Letters.