The Pontifical Institute of Mediæval Studies will host Dr Andreas Andreopoulos to lecture on “The Movement of the Holy Spirit in the Transfiguration of Christ” in the Common Room on 28 June 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Andreopoulos is Senior Lecturer in Orthodox Christianity, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Winchester, UK and a graduate of the LMS programme at the Institute. Reception to follow.
We are soliciting one-page abstracts from CMS students for papers dealing with all aspects of medieval studies. Abstracts that respond directly to the provisional theme of the colloquium, “Art, Language, Knowledge: Urban Life in the Middle Ages,” will be most welcome, but those that extend beyond or fall outside the proposed theme will also be given full consideration.
The colloquium is jointly sponsored by the Centre for Medieval Studies and the
Mittelalterzentrum of the Universität Freiburg and will take place at Freiburg on 3–5 November 2011. The aim is to promote discussion and exchange between graduate students and faculty from both institutions. Costs for travel and accommodation will be covered, and six abstracts will be selected on a competitive basis.
The field of Medieval Studies is concerned with the history, thought, and artistic expression of the various cultures on the European continent over the course of a millennium (circa 500–1500). It arose as a challenge to traditional intellectual conventions, an alternative way of integrating bodies of knowledge that were becoming separated, and of pursuing matters that had been neglected. The Centre for Medieval Studies was envisaged by its founders not just as an institutional umbrella for traditional departments but as a meeting point at which topics and issues for multiple disciplines would be explored and studied in depth. Medieval Studies in Toronto has an international reputation, resting on the wide-ranging interests of its faculty, the calibre and preparation of its graduates, and its outstanding library facilities.
The Centre coordinates a program that includes various resources of the Pontifical Institute of Mediæval Studies and of a wide variety of participating departments and programs within the University of Toronto. The Centre also sponsors several major research projects, and is home to a large body of scholars, numerous publication series, and to medieval drama and music groups. The Centre represents a large and highly interactive community of professionals who work in widely diverse area.