Yale Medieval Lunch Series

The Yale Medieval Lunch Series is an interdisciplinary colloquium that meets regularly throughout the academic year.  It is the program’s primary forum for exchanging ideas, sharing research findings, and presenting work-in-progress within Yale’s broad and diverse Medieval Studies community.

The colloquium draws on the skills and expertise of departmental faculty members, graduate students, research scholars, postdoctoral fellows, librarians, curators, and occasional visitors from outside Yale.  In the past few years, presentations have included new research from the fields of English; linguistics; history of art; religious studies; history; Judaic studies; numismatics; legal studies; economic history; paleography and manuscript studies; textual criticism; and Italian, Spanish, French, Slavic and Near Eastern languages.

Medieval Lunch takes place on Tuesdays from noon to 1:00 in HQ 276 (320 York St) (except where noted). 


*Updates ongoing*

September 5

Meet & Greet

September 12

Kim Lifton, ‘Looking Down: Glossing the Floor of Great Malvern Priory with Text’

September 19

Arkady Martine, ‘Premodern Research and New Cultures of Writing (in HQ 107)            

September 26

Rachel Wilson, (paper title tbd)                                                

October 3

Trisha Gupta (KCL), ‘The Coexistence—Or Lack Thereof—Of Courtly Love and Chivalry in Le Morte d’Arthur, The Faerie Queene, and Shrek

October 10

Michelle Keefe, ‘Framing Initiation within the Dura-Europos Baptistery: A Ritual Interpretation of the Painting of the Woman at the Well’

October 24 

Estelle Guéville, ‘Unknown Hands: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts and their Female Scribes’

October 31

(no talk scheduled)                                           

November 7

Harriet Soper, ‘Age Identity in The Book of Margery Kempe

November 14

(no talk scheduled)                                           

November 28

Camila Marcone, (paper title tbd)         

December 5

December 12

January 16

January 23

January 30

February 16

February 13

February 20

February 27

March 5

March 26

April 2

April 9

April 16

April 23

April 30

May 7

Past Medieval Lunch events