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Medieval Studies 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.

Fall 2019 Events

"The Series: Hoccleve's Year of Mourning"
Sebastian Sobecki (University of Groningen)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 1 p.m.
O'Hare Special Collections
Co-sponsored with Department of English

25th Annual Ft. Tryon Park Medieval Festival
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Ft. Tryon Park

"Geographic Information Systems, Reflectance Transformation Imaging, and the Prosopography of 13th-Century London"
John McEwan (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Walter Ong SJ Center for Digital Humanities, St. Louis University)
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
FMH 314
Co-sponsored with the Fordham Digital Humanities Consortium

Jews and Christians in the Medieval City: Art, Archaeology, and Traces of the Past
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 6 - 8 p.m.
McNally Amphitheatre
Fordham Lincoln Center

Biduum Latinum 2019 - De Architectura: Writings on Architecture from Antiquity to the Renaissance
Thursday and Friday, October 24 and 25, 2019
Featuring: Posicio Officinarum [monasterii], Codex Sangallensis 1092 (c. 820-830)
presented by Prof. Scott Bruce (History / Medieval Studies)
Friday, October 25, 2019, 12 - 4 p.m.
Walsh Library

For the remaining schedule see here: Thursday. October 24 and Friday, October 25

"Memoria Sefardí"
Judith Cohen (York University)
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6 p.m.
Butler Commons

"Writing as Wayfinding: Pilgrimage Ecopoetics and the Medieval Moment"
Susan Signe Morrison, University of Texas
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 1:30 p.m.
O'Hare Special Collections
Co-sponsored with the Department of Art History and Music, and the Program in Jewish Studies

"Jerusalem: City of the Book"
Merav Mack (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Benjamin Balint
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6 p.m.
McNally Amphitheatre
Co-sponsored with the Center for Orthodox Studies

"My Bestial Half: a Roman de Fauvel Project"
A concert by Collegium Musicum Fordhamense
Friday, December 6, 2019, 7 p.m.
McNally Amphitheatre
Co-sponsored with the Department of Art History and Music

Past Events

Spring 2019

"Everyone Has Problems. Difficult Documents and Messy Manuscripts: a Workshop"
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Lincoln Center Campus, McMahon 109

Social and Sacred in the Medieval Haggadah
Adam Cohen - University of Toronto
Co-Sponsored with the Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Art History and Music
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 6 p.m. - Lincoln Center Campus, 140W, McNally Amphitheatre

Ritual and Religion in the Medieval World
39th Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University
12th Floor Faculty Lounge, Lowenstein, Lincoln Center Campus
Saturday - Sunday, March 30-31, 2019

Fordham University Library MS 3, Private Collectors, and Public Libraries: The World of Linked Data
William P. Stoneman - Curator of Early Books and 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

Cyprus, 1400: Island at the Crossroads of Culture
Concert presented by Alkemie Early Music Ensemble
Friday February 8, 7:30 p.m. - Lincoln Center Campus

Guess Who's Coming to Seder: Skin Color in the Iberian Haggadot Pamela Patton - Director of the Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University Co-Sponsored with the Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of Art History and Music Thursday, January 24, 2019, at 6 p.m. - Lincoln Center Campus, McMahon 109

Fall 2018

Flowers of the Trecento: A Concert by Collegium Musicum Fordhamense
Part of the Fordham University Concert Series presented by the departments of Medieval Studies, Art History and Music
Directed by Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek
Thursday, Nov 29, 6:30 p.m. - Ildiko Butler Gallery, Lowenstein, Lincoln Center Campus

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 p.m. - Duane Library, Bepler Commons, Rose Hill Campus

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 p.m. - Lincoln Center Campus, Location TBA

Classical and 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 p.m.
Pliny the Elder, Historia Naturalis, Bk. II (c. 79 AD)
Guillelmus de Conchis, Dragmaticon Philosophiae (c. 1150)
Nicolaus Copernicus, De Revolutionibus Orbium Caelestium (1543)
4:45 - 5:30 p.m. - Missa Latina (= Latin Mass) - Spellman Hall
Celebrated by Fr. Chris Cullen, SJ (Dept. of Philosophy)

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon

The 34th Annual Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park
Sunday,September 30 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Located at Fort Tryon Park in the Met Cloisters

The Question of Middle English Romance
Nicola McDonald - York University
Tuesday, September 11, 6 p.m. - O'Hare Special Collections, Walsh Library

Digital Day 2018
Wednesday and Thursday, August 22-23 - Walsh Library 044
Download the event program.
Thank you to all who attended or participated in this event.
View collected reportage of what took place at Digital Day.

Spring 2018

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

Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. - 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 p.m. - Bepler Commons, Rose Hill Campus

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

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

Fall 2017

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 p.m.- 12th Floor Lounge, Leon Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus

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

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

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