Graduate Student Invitation Lecture Series

Graduate Speaker Series 2020 Fancy

Each year, beginning in 2004, the Medieval Institute graduate students organize a lecture, inviting a scholar to speak and conduct a subsequent graduate seminar. 

The 2020 speaker was slated to be Hussein Fancy, Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan; as part of the university's response to COVID-19 to protect health and ensure safety, this event has been postponed. 

 

 

 

 

PAST SPEAKERS

2019

Rémi Brague (Professor Emeritus of Medieval and Arabic Philosophy at the University of Paris I), "Aquinas' Doctrine of Providence and its Relevance Today"

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Remi Brague Poster

 

2018

Mary Carruthers (Remarque Professor Emeritus of Literature at New York University and Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford), "Polyfocal Perspective and the Perplexity Principle in Medieval Aesthetics"

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Carruthers Poster

 

2016

Peter Loewen (Rice University), "Music in Early Franciscan Practice"

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Loewen Poster

2015

Fr. Maximos Constas (Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology), "Through a Glass Darkly: Paradox and Perception in Byzantine Iconography"

2013

Christopher Wickham (Oxford), "Administrator's Time: The Social Memory of the Early Medieval State in Iraq and China"

2012

Alastair Minnis (Yale), "Between Paradises"

2011

Peter Casarella (DePaul University), "Trinitas creatrix: Aesthetic Expressionism in the Theology of St. Bonaventure"

2010

Wayne J. Hankey (Dalhousie University and King's College), "Aquinas' New Aristotle and the Platonists: Plotinus unus de magnis ... inter commentatores de Aristotilis (Aquinas, De unitate intellectus contra Averroistas)"

2009

Michelle P. Brown (University of London), "Words to be Seen and Images to be Read: Visual Literacy and the Book in Pre-Conquest Britain"

2007 

Mary J. Carruthers (New York University), "The Art of Forgetting and the Art of Recollecting in the Middle Ages"

2006

Jan M. Ziolkowski (Harvard), "Juggling the Middle Ages: The Reception of 'Our Lady's Tumbler' and 'Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame'"

2006

Fr. Gilles Emery, O.P. (Fribourg University), "The Reciprocal Interiority of the Divine Persons: Trinitatrian Perichoresis in Saint Thomas Aquinas"

2005

Fr. Brian Shanley, O.P. (The Catholic U of America), "Aquinas's Exemplar Ethics"

2004

Michael Allen (University of Chicago), "The Text in the Medieval Vineyard: Philology as Historical Science"