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.

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

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YALE LECTURES IN MEDIEVAL STUDIES

Fall 2018

September 27, 5:30, LC 317:  Henry Parkes, (Assistant Professor, Yale Institute of Sacred Music)  “The Miraculous Responsory: Tales of Divine Encounter in the Medieval Night Office”

October 11, 5:30, LC 101: Achim Hack, (Professor of Medieval History, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat Jena, Germany) “Old Ports - New Havens: Exploring Medieval Harbours”

November 1, 5:30, LC 317: Mary Carruthers (Erich Maria Remarque Prof.of Literature and Professor of English, Emerita, New York University) “Dislocation, Disquiet, and Perplexity: Some Observations on Invention in Medieval Meditational Practice”

December 7, 3:45, Beinecke Library:  Visual-Textual Encounters:  An Interdisciplinary Panel on Text and Image Relations in Medieval British Manuscripts, featuring Jessica Brantley (Professor of English, Yale University), Michelle Brown (Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies School of Advanced Studies, University of London) and Sonja Drimmer (Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture, UMass Amherst)

SPRING 2018

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”

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