Begun in 2002 in honor of Robert M. Conway, Notre Dame alumnus and trustee and long-time friend and supporter of the Medieval Institute, the annual Conway Lectures bring senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame each fall to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines. The 2023 Conway Lectures are on “Women and Knowledge in the Middle Ages” and will be held on September 7th and 8th with speakers Linda Gale Jones (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Leonora Neville (UW–Madison), and Sara Ritchey (UT–Knoxville).
Each fall and spring we present a new Alumni Spotlight featuring the career paths of Institute alumni. Our Spring Spotlight features Hilary Ott (B.A. '13). We asked her to share with us her journey from Institute graduate to an expert in the business and art worlds, and now back to Notre Dame to work as an Academic Advancement Director for Arts & Architecture.
The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is one of the leading centers in the United States for the advanced study of medieval culture. The graduate program provides students with superb technical training, but it also equips them with a holistic vision of the Middle Ages, grounded in a mastery of sources and languages and extending to the whole of its life and culture.
Center for Italian Studies Lecture: "Voices on Dante's Purgatorio: Canti XXVIII-XXXIII - Biografia e trasmissione testuale del Purgatorio"
Omnia disce. Videbis postea nihil esse superfluum. (Learn everything, and you will see afterward that nothing is superfluous.)Hugh of St. Victor (d. 1141), Didascalicon 6.3