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, and she shall post them below.



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, LC 317: 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”

Thursday, March 1, 5:30 PM, Roberta Gilchrist, Professor of Archaeology, University of Reading **EVENT CANCELED DUE TO SNOWSTORM IN UK

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”

Thursday, April 12, 5:30 PM, Simon Gaunt, Professor of French Language and Literature, King’s College London  **EVENT CANCELED

April 12, 5:30 PM, HGS 211: Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies presents a Dissertation Showcase

April 17, 5:30 PM, Loria 351: The European Studies Council and the Yale Lectures in Medieval Studies present Giulia Puma (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis), “Embedded Images/Reflexive Paintings in Late Medieval Italy (14th/15th centuries)”

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”

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

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