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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

flyer gives program for 2018 digital day over Escher's rimpeling

Digital Day 2018
Wednesday & Thursday, August 22-23 - Walsh Library 044
Download the event program.

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

Classical & Medieval Astronomy: the Phaenomena, Pliny and Presentations of the Heavens (Biduum Latinum)
Eric Ramirez-Weaver - University of Virginia
Friday October 12, 6:15 - American Museum of Natural History, Kaufmann Theater

Biduum Latinum 2018
Friday & Saturday October 12-13

Jaqueline Jung - Yale University
Thursday October 18

St. Bonaventure and the Entrance of God into Theology
Emmanuel Falque - Catholic Institute of Paris
Thursday October 25, 5:30 pm - Bepler Commons, Rose Hill Campus

Past Events

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

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

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 

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 

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 

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

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

Realism Versus Reality in Dante's Paradiso 
Teodolinda Barolini - Columbia University 
Wednesday, November 8, 12:00 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 

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