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Center for Medieval & Byzantine Studies Lecture Series

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2012-2013: Medieval Bodies 

Dr. Gaby Waxenberger (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, Dept. of English and Project RuneS),
"Named Celebrities and Unnamed Masses: Text and Image on the Franks Casket."
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 5:15 pm.
Fr. Timothy Bellamah, OP (Dominican House of Studies),
"Quod credimus debemus auctoritati. Perspectives on Authority in the Works of a Few Late Medieval Biblical Commentators."
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 5:15 pm.
Dr. Larissa Kat Tracy (Longwood University, Dept. of English),
"Brutalized Bodies: The Forms and Frequency of Medieval Punishment."
Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 5:30 pm.
Prof. Lawrence R. Poos (CUA, Dean of Arts & Sciences and Professor of History),
"The Population of Europe 1300-1600: A Big-Picture View, and Some New Data for Life Expectancy."
Thursday, April 18, 2012, 5:15 pm.


2011-2012: Cross-Cultural Encounters

Prof. Michelle P. Brown (University of London),
“From Eastern Deserts to Western Isles: A review of early medieval cultural relations between Britain, Ireland and the Near East.”
Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 5:15 pm, Caldwell Hall, Happel Room.
Prof. Jan M. Ziolkowski (Harvard University/Dumbarton Oaks),
"West Meets East: Medievals Latinizing in Asia."
Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 5:15 pm, Caldwell Hall, Happel Room.
Prof. John Tolan (University of Nantes),
“Saint Francis and the Sultan.”
Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:00 pm, Caldwell Hall, Happel Room.
Prof. Patrick Geary (UCLA),
"Keeping Sacred Scripture Hidden: Vernacular Language and Power from the Ninth to the Eleventh Centuries."
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 5:15 pm (location TBA).
Prof. Nancy L. Wicker (University of Mississippi, Dept. of Art),
"Negotiating between the Mediterranean and Scandinavian Worlds: Gold Bracteates in the Early Medieval Period."
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 5:15 pm
Prof. Thérèse-Anne Druart (CUA, School of Philosophy),
"Moses and the Magicians: Prophecy or Magic? Or, al-Ghazali on Certitude."
Thursday, April 19, 2012, 5:15 pm, Caldwell Hall, Happel Room.