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Academic Events

Digital Humanities Speaker Series


Location: Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library

Digital Humanitites

Verba Volant, Scripta Manent: Automatic Manuscript Analysis for the Vatican Secret Archives”

Walter Scheirer
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Tuesday, February 27 

ITALIAN STUDIES Research Seminar: MA Presentations


Location: Special Collections, Hesburgh Library

The Italian Research Seminar: MA Presentations

Genevieve Lyons (Notre Dame) - “Alessandro Blasetti’s Cinema and the Fantastic: A Closer Look at the Unmarried Woman”

Katie Sparrow (Notre Dame) - “Representations of Self: Dante’s Use of First Person in the Vita Nova

All are welcome for a brief discussion and a reception following the talks.


Co-sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame and the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies.

Lectures and Performance: "Abend-Musique 50: Recovering Notker's Sequences, Text and Music: A Celebration of Calvin Bower's New Edition of the Liber ymnorum of Notker Balbulus"


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

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The Medieval Institute, the Department of Music, and the Sacred Music Program present "Abend-Musique 50: Recovering Notker's Sequences, Text, and Music: A Celebration of Calvin M. Bower's New Edition of the Liber ymnorum of Notker Balbulus." This is a free but ticketed event:




ITALIAN STUDIES OVI Videoconference Seminar: Pär Larson - “Ancora sul Frammento piacentino: nuove letture e interpretazioni”


Location: Room 121, Information Technology Center

This seminar is the third part of a series of seminars focusing on early Italian literary texts of specific historical periods and from a double perspective: one more attentive to textual-linguistic issues and led by scholars at the OVI; the other more focused on critical-historical-literary matters and led by scholars associated with and invited by Notre Dame. The confirmed speakers are (in order of appearance): Pär Larson (OVI), Demetrio Yocum (ND), Giuseppe Marrani (Università per Stranieri di Siena), Filippo Gianferrari (Vassar College), David Lummus (Stanford University), Cosimo Burgassi e Speranza Cerullo (OVI).

Minoru Inaba Lecture: "The Travels of Chinese Buddhist Monks and the Medieval History of Central Asia"


Location: Medieval Institute, main reading room, Hesburgh Library 7th Floor

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Minoru Inaba is Professor of Oriental Studies at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, and currently a member of the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, New Jersey).  He specializes in the pre- and early Islamic history of Central Asia, especially of Afghanistan and adjacent regions. Recent publications include “Across the Hindūkush of the ‘Abbasid Period’,” in D. G. Tor (ed.) The ‘Abbasid and Carolingian Empire (2017), “Between Zābulistān and Gūzgān: A Study on the Early Islamic History of Afghanistan,” Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology (2017); and “From Caojuzha to Ghazna/Ghaznīn: Early Medieval Chinese and Muslim Descriptions of Eastern Afghanistan’, Journal of Asian History (2015).