Events

The Medieval Studies program organizes two series of talks on a regular basis, the Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies which feature lectures by distinguished scholars from all spheres of Medieval Studies, and the Medieval Lunch Colloquium, at which we enjoy talks by graduate students and faculty over college dining hall fare.

This page also hosts announcements for other events related to Medieval Studies which happen across the campus. Please send all such announcements to the program administrator, Janice Zocher, at janice.zocher@yale.edu, and she shall post them below.

UPCOMING MEDIEVAL EVENTS

May 5, 4 PM, LC 319- Medieval Colloquium presents Derek Pearsall (The Gurney Professor of English Literature, emeritus at Harvard University), “Making a Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Gower’s Confessio Amantis

April 24, 5:30 PM, WHC B04- Medieval Song Lab presents Jesse Billett (Toronto), “The Muchelney Breviary Fragment, London, British Library, Additional 56488, fols. i, 1-5”

April 4, 5:30 PM, WHC B04- Medieval Song Lab presents Benjamin Bagby (Université de Paris-Sorbonne), Title TBA

April 3, 5 PM, LC 317-The Department of English presents Benjamin Bagby, “Notes from the Workshop of a Reconstructed ‘Singer of Tales’ ”

April 3, 5:30 PM, Location TBA- The Department of Art History presents Robert Nelson (Yale), “Modernism and Colonialism in the Neo-Gothic of Southeast Asia”

March 31, 1:30 PM, Stoeckel 106- The Department of Music present Elizabeth Eva Leach (Oxford), “Playing at love and war: songs and other tournaments in Bodleian Library, MS Douce 308”

March 30, 5:30 PM, LC 317- Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies present Racha Kirakosian (Harvard), “The Ontology of the Book: The German Reception of Gertrude of Helfta’s Herald of Divine Love”

March 2, 4:30 PM, Loria B50- The Department of Art History presents Jacqueline Jung (Yale), “The Pillar of Judgment as Pillar for Thought: Movement, Medium, and Memory in the Strassburg South Transept”

March 2, 4:30 PM, LC 211-The Old English Language and Literature Talk Series presents Emily Thornbury, “Surface, Depth, and Time in Beowulf”

February 23, 5:30 PM, WHC 208- Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies presents Elizabeth Allen (UCIrvine), “The Stag in Sanctuary”

February 22, 5 PM, Loria 360- The Department of Art history present Sarah Guérin (UPenn), “Golds Red, White and Yellow: Global Exchange circa 1300”

February 22, 4 PM, LC 211- The Old English Language and Literature Talk Series presents Daniel Anlezark, “Freeing Jerusalem-Unraveling the Old English ‘Daniel’ ”

February 20, 5:30 PM-Medieval Song Lab presents Daniel DiCenso (College of the Holy Cross), “Revisiting the Admonitio generalis.” Whitney Humanities Center, B04

February 17, 4 PM, LC 319- Medieval Colloquium presents Elizabeth Tyler (York)” Lay Vernacular Literacy in the Court of Edward the Confessor: Cotton Tiberius B i (Old English Orosius and Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) and German Imperial History-Writing”

YALE LECTURES IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES

SPRING 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 “Connected Histories of La Vie de Saint Alexis: An Integrated Approach to the Textual, Visual, and Political History of the Alexis Quire (St. Albans Psalter)”

Zrinka Stahuljak, Professor of French and Francophone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Time and location: 5:30 PM, WHC 208, reception to follow

Thursday, February 23, 2017 “The Stag in Sanctuary”

Elizabeth Allen, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Irvine

Time and location: 5:30 PM, WHC 208, reception to follow

Thursday, March 30, 2017 “The Ontology of the Book: The German Reception of Gertrude of Helfta’s Herald of Divine Love”

Racha Kirakosian, Assistant Professor of German and the Study of Religion, Harvard University

Time and location: 5:30 PM, LC 317, reception to follow

FALL 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016  “When the Devil Retained a Lawyer: Law and Theology in Fourteenth-Century Law Schools”

Karl Shoemaker, Associate Professor of History and Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, October 13, 2016 “The Form and Function of St Brendan’s Confession”

Robyn Malo, Associate Professor, Purdue University

Thursday, September 8, 2016 “The Archaeology of Early Christian Monasticism: Methodologies and Material Sources”

Stephen Davis, Professor of Religious Studies, History and Near Eastern Studies Yale University

Past lectures listed in the Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies tab to the left.