Past YLMS events

Fall 2022 events

Thursday, September 22, 5:30pm (ET), HQ 276:  Jesús Velasco, Augustus R. Street Professor of Spanish & Portuguese and Comparative Literature, Yale University

Thursday, October 6, 5:30pm (ET), HQ 276Candace Buckner, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture, Virginia Tech University

Thursday, December 1, 5:30pm (ET), HQ 276Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law, and Deputy Dean of Harvard Law School

Spring 2023 events

Thursday, February 9, 5:30pm (ET), HQ 276Jonathan Hsy, Associate Professor of English, George Washington University

Thursday, April 6, 5:30pm (ET), HQ 136Romedio Schmitz-Esser, Professor of Medieval History (Later Middle Ages) at Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg. Co-Sponsored by the Buddhist Studies Initiative.

Thursday, April 20, 5:30pm (ET), LC 102*: Elina Gertsman, Professor of Medieval Art and Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Professor in Catholic Studies at Case Western Reserve University (*please note the different location).

Thursday, May 4, 5:30pm (ET), HQ 136Luke Yarbrough, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA

Spring 2021 events

Thursday March 4, 5:30pm (ET). Thomas Burman (University of Notre Dame): “The Correspondence of Emperor Leo III (717-41) and Caliph Umar II (717-20): Arguing Mediterranean Religion Across the Middle Ages.”

Thursday March 25, 5:30pm (ET). Nahir Otaño Gracia (University of New Mexico): “Broken Dreams: Medievalism and Race in Alejandro Tapia y Rivera’s Póstumo el Envirginiado.”

Thursday April 8, 5:30pm (ET). Jennifer Saltzstein (University of Oklahoma): “Landscape, Identity, and Song: Projections of Person in Thirteenth-Century Trouvère Songbooks.” 

Thursday April 29, 5:30pm (ET). Sharon Kinoshita (University of California - Santa Cruz): “Marco Polo and the Diversity of the Global Middle Ages.” 

Fall 2020 events

Thursday December 10, 5:30pm (ET). Jack Tannous (Princeton University): “Lost and (Not) Found: Syriac Literature as a ‘Miserable Wreck’.”

Tuesday September 22, 12pm (ET). Mark Chinca (University of Cambridge): “Remembering the Last End in the Late Middle Ages: Rhetoric and Composition.” Watch the lecture here.