2019-20 Lectures and Conferences

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Sept. 20-21: 2019 Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy (Jackman Humanities Building, Rm 100)

Sept. 20-22: International Conference “We are all servants” — The Diversity of Service in Premodern Europe (CMS)

Sept. 26: Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University), “Angry Words–Then and Now” (CMS, 4:10pm)

Oct. 3-5: Workshop Commenting & Commentary, The Historical Emergence of a Global Interpretive Mode. An Interdisciplinary Conference (CMS).

Oct. 4-5: Mediterranean Seminar Workshop Violence

Oct. 10: Jonathan Boulton (Visiting Fellow at PIMS and Professor Emeritus of History and Medieval Studies at Notre-Dame), “The Modern Myth of Medieval Chivalry” (PIMS, 4:10pm)

Oct. 11-12: Symposium Medieval Ethiopia: Second Symposium (CMS, NMC & AGO)

Oct. 16: Clelia Crialesi (Mellon Fellow), Boethius’ De arithmetica in the Early Middle Ages (9th–12th Century): An Introduction, PIMS Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (PIMS, Rm A, 5pm-7pm)

Oct. 17: Karin Scheper (University Leiden), Working with Islamic Manuscripts from a Western perspective to a neutral stance, and a new vocabulary, with response by Alberto Campagnol (University of Udine and the Ligatus Project)

Oct. 23: Kenneth Duggan (Mellon Fellow), Protecting Peasants from Punishment? A Preliminary Picture of Sanctuary in England, 1218–1294; PIMS Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (PIMS, Rm A, 5pm-7pm)

Oct. 24: CMS eighth Alumni Lecture, Helen Solterer (Duke University), “The Travail of Political Visionary Writing:  Christine de Pizan, Edith Thomas, and Other Humanists at Work” (CMS, 4:10pm)

Oct. 25: Omnia disce: A Celebration of Father Leonard E. Boyle, O.P. on the Twentieth Anniversary of his Death (Carr Hall)

Oct. 29: Friends of the PIMS Library Lecture, Rachel Koopmans (York University), “Demons, Blood, a Headless Man and Fancy Boots:  How Canterbury’s Glaziers Began the Story of Thomas Becket’s Miracle” (Alumni Hall Rm Room 100, 4pm)

Oct. 30: Lydia Walker (Mellon Fellow), Holy Women on the Home Front: The Construction of Female Sanctity in the Context of Thirteenth-Century Crusading Propaganda, PIMS Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (PIMS, Rm A, 5pm-7pm)

Nov. 6: Shannon Wearing (Mellon Fellow), The Ideology of Royal Artistic Patronage in Barcelona at the End of the Twelfth Century: Painting, Poetry and Political Hierarchies, PIMS Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (PIMS, Rm A, 5pm-7pm)

Nov. 13: Arthur Westwell (Mellon Fellow), The Remaking of the Roman Sacramentaries in the Frankish Realms, c.750-900, PIMS Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (PIMS, Rm A, 5pm-7pm)

Nov. 14, 5pm: Brian Merrilees Lecture series, Christopher Baswell (Columbia University), “Kings and Cripples: the absent monarch in the Lancelot Prose Cycle” (Victoria College)

Nov. 22, 4:10pm: W. John Bennett Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Robin Norris (Carleton University), “The Litany of the Saints and the Taxonomy of Sanctity in Anglo-Saxon England” (AH 100)

Dec. 12-14: Toronto-Cologne Colloquium (to be held this year in Cologne)

Jan. 10: Research group “The Other Sister”, Isabel Harvey (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, and ca’ Foscari, Venice), Tertiary Sisters and Revolted Friars: San Domenico Maggiore of Naples and the Tridentine Reform of Regular Orders (CMS 301, 3:10pm)

Jan. 16: Steven Bednarski (University Waterloo): Environments of Change & Changing Environments: Digitizing the Middle Ages (CMS 301, 4:10pm)

Jan. 23: Anders Winroth (Yale University), Secrets of the Vikings (CMS 301, 4:10pm)

Jan. 31-Feb. 1st: Medieval Women Workshop III (PIMS)

Feb. 20: François-Xavier Fauvelle (Collège de France), Africa and the global Middle Ages: broker states, articulated cities, ecological thresholds (CMS 301, 4:10pm)

March 4: Interdisciplinary Research Seminar, Kenneth Duggan (Mellon Fellow, PIMS), Policing Sanctuary in Medieval English Cities (PIMS, Seminar Room A, 3:10pm)

March 5: O’Donnell lecture, Francesco Stella (Università Siena), The Latin Lives of Mohamed (CMS 301, 4:10pm)

March 6: Andrew Faulkner (University of Waterloo), The Empress Eudocia’s Martyrdom of Saint Cyprian and the Tradition of Late Antique Paraphrase (LI220, 5:00pm)

March 11: Interdisciplinary Research Seminar, Lydia Walker (Mellon Fellow, PIMS), Frames of Holy War: Crusading Culture in the Lives of Thirteenth-Century Women, (PIMS, Seminar Room A, 3:10pm)

March 12: CANCELLED Paul Saenger (Curator of Rare Books Emeritus, The Newberry Library, Chicago), Jewish Confrontations with Christianity in the Middle Ages and the Origin of the Modern Mode of citing Sacred Scripture (CMS 301, 4:10pm)

March 12:CANCELLED  Higher Seminar in Editing Ancient and Medieval Texts, Clelia Crialesi (Mellon Fellow, PIMS), An Introduction to Boethius’ De arithmetica Collected by Froumund of Tegernsee (CMS 310, 2:30pm)

March 19: CANCELLED Rigg Visitorship lecture, Mark Vessey (UBC), Rome’s Empire, Christianity, and the New Latin Book-Mind of the Early Western Middle Ages – Rethinking Literature and Textual Community (CMS 301, 4:10pm)

March 22-23: CANCELLED The Always Symposium, Sacred Book and Sacred Page in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Traditions, (Fr. Madden Hall, Carr Hall, USMC/JHB 100, 8:00am-5:00pm)

March 25: CANCELLED Kriston Rennie (University of Queensland), The Destruction and Recovery of Monte Cassino, 529–1964 (PIMS, Seminar Room A, 4:00pm)

March 27:CANCELLED Toronto Old English Colloquium (CMS 301, 9:30 am-5:00pm)

April 2:CANCELLED  Charlotte Denoel (Bibliothèque nationale de France) and Isabelle Marchesin (Institut national d’histoire de l’art), Liturgy in the light of epistemology: the Gellone Sacramentary (CMS 301, 4:10pm)

April 7: POSTPONED Étienne Gilson lecture, Willemien Otten (University of Chicago), The Nexus of Creation and Gender from Eriugena to Hadewijch (AH 400, 4:10pm). The lecture will not be exclusively about gender, but link or intersperse with comments about creation from which many of the medieval views on gender derive.

April 29: CANCELLED The 2020 Boyle Lecture, Consuelo Dutschke (Columbia University), Late (Very Late) Choirbooks: How Do We Recognize Them and Why Do We Care? (AH 400, 4:00pm)