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Events

The Center for Medieval Studies sponsors many events throughout the year to encourage increased interest, knowledge, and study of the Middle Ages. Our annual conferences highlight one theme per year and attract participants from all over the globe. Our Fall and Spring Lecture Series provide a forum for scholars in the field to come and present new material to the local medievalist community. We also host smaller symposia on specific scholarly questions, and run a series of workshops on Professional Issues in Medieval Studies.

Upcoming Events

Eric-Ramirez Weaver Poster

Classical & Medieval Astronomy: the Phaenomena, Pliny and the Presentation of the Heavens
Eric Ramirez-Weaver - University of Virginia
Sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York
Co-sponsored by Fordham's Department of Classics and the Center for Medieval Studies
Friday, October 12, 6:15 pm - American Museum of Natural History, Kaufmann Theater

Biduum Latinum 2018 - De Arte Astonomica: Astronomy in Antiquity, Middle Ages, and Renaissance
Saturday, October 13, 12-5:30 PM 

12:15-1:15pm:  Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis, Bk. II (c. 79 AD)
1:15-2:15pm: Prandium (= Lunch) 
2:15-3:15pm: Guillelmus de Conchis, Dragmaticon Philosophiae (c. 1150)
3:15-4:15: Nicolaus Copernicus, De Revolutionibus Orbium Caelestium (1543)

4:45-5:30 PM - Missa Latina (= Latin Mass) - Spellman Hall
Celebrated by Fr. Chris Cullen, SJ (Dept. of Philosophy)

We will gather in Keating Hall Basement @ Noon.

Contributions to lunch are welcome
For information contact Matthew McGowan (mamcgowan@fordham.edu)

The Work of Gothic Sculpture in the Age of Photographic Reproduction
Jacqueline Jung - Yale University
Co-sponsored with the Department of Art History and Music, and the Department of Jewish Studies
Thursday, October 18, 6:00 pm -  Lincoln Center Campus, Location TBA

Bonaventure Colloquium: The Entrance of God into Theology
Emmanuel Falque - Institut catholique de Paris
Co-sponsored with the Department of Philosophy
Thursday, October 25, 5:30 pm - Duane Library, Bepler Commons, Rose Hill Campus

Fordham University Library MS 3, Private Collectors, and Public Libraries: The World of Linked Data
William P. Stoneman - Curator of Early Books & Manuscripts, Houghton Library, Harvard University
First Annual Fordham Library Associates Lecture
Co-sponsored with the Center for Medieval Studies
Monday, February 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. - O’Hare Special Collections, Walsh Library
 

Past Events

The Question of Middle English Romance
Nicola McDonald - York University
Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 pm - O'Hare Special Collections, Walsh Library

Digital Day 2018
Wednesday & Thursday, August 22-23 - Walsh Library 044
Download the event program.
Thank you to all who attended or participated in this event.
Collected reportage of what took place at Digital Day can now be viewed here

Hymns, Heresy, and Hockets: Performing Philippe de Vitry 
The Departments of Medieval Studies & Music at Fordham University Concert Series 

Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 pm - Leon Lowenstein Center, 12th Floor Lounge, Lincoln Center Campus 

The War of Towers: Italian Maritime Rivalries in Thirteenth-Century Crusader Syria 
Thomas Madden - St. Louis University 
Thursday April 12,1:00 pm - Bepler Commons, Rose Hill Campus 

Inside Out: Dress and Identity in the Middle Ages 
38th Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies 
Saturday & Sunday March 17-18 - McNally Amphitheater, Lincoln Center Campus 

Guiraut Riquier's Songs: Time and Memory 
Susan Boynton - Columbia University  
Wednesday, February 21, 6:00 pm - O'Hare Special Collections, Walsh Library

The Trinitarian Debates, the Rise of Theological Debates, and the Parting of the Ways in Late Antiquity
Emanuel Fiano - Fordham University 
Tuesday, January 23, 6:00 pm - O'Hare Special Collections, Walsh Library

A Flower in Winter: The Challenges and Rewards of Singing Hildegard
Co-sponsored by the Music Department 
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo-soprano - formerly of Anonymous 4
Monday, November 27, 6:30 pm - 12th Floor Lounge, Leon Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus 

Realism Versus Reality in Dante's Paradiso 
Teodolinda Barolini - Columbia University 
Wednesday, November 8, 12:00 pm - O'Hare Special Collections, Walsh Library

Roman Royal Histories: The Cultural Legacies of Kingdoms Allied to the Roman Empire After Their Annexation 
Richard Teverson - Fordham University 
Thursday, October 19, 6:00 pm - O'Hare Special Collections, Walsh Library

Total Medicine: An Approach to the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Healing Texts
John D. Niles - UC Berkeley & Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison 
Friday, September 29, 12:00 pm - O'Hare Special Collections, Walsh Library

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