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

February 15, 11:45 AM-1 PM, LC 319: Medieval Colloquium presents Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Toronto), “Static Time: Ekphrasis in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale and House of Fame”

February 15, 5 PM, Location TBA: Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies presents Suzanne Conklin Akbari (Toronto),”The Shame of Dinah: Emotion and Negative Theology in the Benjamin Minor”

February 22, 4 PM, LC 319: Medieval Colloquium presents Anthony Bale (Birkbeck College, University of London), “Pilgrim Books: Reconstructing Medieval Reading en route to Rome and Jerusalem”

March 1, 5 PM, Location TBA: Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies presents Roberta Gilchrist (Reading), Title TBA

March 5, 5:30 PM, LC 319: Medieval Colloquium presents Irina Dumitrescu (Universität Bonn), “Charismatic Strategies in Medieval Literature”

March 29, 4 PM, LC 319: Medieval Colloquium presents Seeta Chagnati (University of California-Davis), “No rose of swych vertu: Virtuality and the Middle English Carol”

April 12, 5 PM, Location TBA: Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies presents Simon Gaunt (King’s College London), Title TBA

April 19, 4 PM, LC 105: Medieval Colloquium presents (with Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Colloquium) Steven Kruger (Queen’s College, CUNY), “The Queer Time-Space of Conversion”

YALE LECTURES IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES

FALL 2017

Thursday, September 28, 5 PM, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, “Death and the Fate of the Soul in Byzantium: Theologies, Liturgies, Images” 

Vasileios Marinis, Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture, Yale University

Thursday, October 26, 5:30 PM, LC 317, “Libraries in the Late Antique Latin West”

Cillian O’Hogan, Assistant Professor of Latin Language and Literature, University of British Columbia

Thursday, November 16, 5:30 PM, HGS 211, ”Sharing Ships and Sailors’ Shrines: Muslims, Christians, and Jews at Sea in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean”

Amy Remensnyder, Professor of History, Brown University

Thursday, December 7, 5:30 PM, LC 101, “Literature and History in Late Fifteenth Century Castile: Manrique and de Rojas as Historical Sources”

Teofilo Ruiz, Distinguished Professor and Robert and Dorothy Wellman Chair in Medieval History, University of California, Los Angeles

SPRING 2018

Thursday, February 15, 5:30 PM, Title and location TBA

Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Director of the Centre of Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

Thursday, March 1, 5:30 PM, Title and location TBA

Roberta Gilchrist, Professor of Archaeology, University of Reading

Thursday, April 12, 5:30 PM, Title and location TBA

Simon Gaunt, Professor of French Language and Literature, King’s College London

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