The Catholic University of America

Past Lecture Series


Monday, September 20, 2010--Professor Jeffrey Hamburger (Harvard University),
"The Hand of God and the Hand of the Scribe: Craft and Collaboration at Arnstein Abbey."
Wednesday, October 20, 2010--Professor Joshua Benson (The Catholic University of America),
"Fons sapientiae verbum Dei in excelsis: John Pecham's Lost Inaugural Lecture at Paris?"
Thursday, November 11, 2010--Professor Tia Kolbaba (Rutgers University),

"Other Partings of the Ways: Christian Separation from Judaism and its Lessons for Later Church Schism." (Co-sponsored with Early Christian Studies)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011--Dr. Dimiter Angelov (University of Birmingham/Dumbarton Oaks),
"The Byzantine Hellene: Theodore II Laskaris and the Transformation of Byzantine Culture in Exile."

Thursday, April 14, 2011--Prof. Daniel L. Smail (Harvard University)
"Deep History. What's in it for Medievalists?"


Spring 2010

Fortieth Anniversary Celebration Lecture Series:

Wednesday, 20 January, 2010--Thérèse-Anne Druart, Avicennan Troubles: the Mysteries of the Heptagonal House and of the Phoenix. Great Room 320B Pryzbyla Center

Thursday, 4 February, 2010--Uta-Renate Blumenthal, Papal Registers and Liber Pontificalis: Curial Sources and Their Users. The Stephen Happel Room in Caldwell Hall

Wednesday, 17 March, 2010--Peter Casarella, Nicholas of Cusa and the Ends of Medieval Mysticism. Great Room 320B Pryzbyla Center

Wednesday, 7 April, 2010--Timothy Noone, Of Angels and Men: Adventures in Scholastic Epistemology. Great Room 320B Pryzbyla Center

Wednesday, 21 April, 2010--Round Table Discussion: "The State of Medieval Studies: Some Disciplinary Perspectives." Presenters include: Joan Tasker Grimbert, Dept. of Modern Languages; Frank A.C. Mantello, Dept. of Greek and Latin; Rev. Mark Morozowich, S.E.O.D., School of Theology and Religious Studies; Kenneth J. Pennington, Columbus School of Law and School of Canon Law; Kevin White, School of Philosophy and Stephen Wright, Dept. of English. Caldwell Auditorium


Fall 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009--R. Andrew McDonald (Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada): The Last Viking Sea-Kings of the British Isles. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A (320A). [Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association.]

Thursday, November 19, 2009--Orgu Dalgic (CUA Art History and Dumbarton Oaks Fellow): Floor Mosaics from Constantinople prior to the Great Palace. Gowan Auditorium.

Thursday, December 3, 2009--Medieval and Byzantine Studies Gala Book Party. To kick off the Center's celebration of its 40th anniversary, we're hosting a book party. Upwards of 15 MBS faculty members will say a few words about their recently published books. The bookstore will make copies available for sale at the event and CUA Press will also have a table. Aquinas Auditorium.

Thursday, December 10, 2009--Emily C. Francomano (Georgetown University): Marketing Medieval Romance in the Sixteenth Century. Caldwell Auditorium. [Sponsored by the Dept. of Modern Languages]


Fall 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007--Miri Rubin (University of London): "Mary and the Jews". Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007--Thomas Mollenbeck (Theologische Fakultät Paderborn): "Acting Irrationally is Against God's Essence". Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C

Wednesday, November 14, 2007--Claudia Bornholdt (The Catholic University of America, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures): "Theodoric the Great in the North: Viking Warrior and Arthurian Knight". Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C.


Spring 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007--Wolfgang P. Mueller (Associate Professor of History, Fordham University): "The Mysteries of Late Medieval Public Penance." Caldwell Auditorium.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007--Michael Gorman (Associate Professor, School of Philosophy): "Thomas Aquinas and the Problem of Christ's Esse." Caldwell Auditorium.

Thursday, March 15, 2007--Jeremy Johns (Director of the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East, University Lecturer in Islamic Archeology, Oxford University), "Arabic Artisans and the Cappella Palatina in Palermo."

Wednesday, March 28, 2007--Kelly DeVries (Professor, Department of History, Loyola College in Maryland), "Discovering What Happened at the Sieges of Rhodes in 1480 and 1521: Texts and Technology"


Fall 2006

Wednesday, October 4, 2006--Lourdes Maria Alvarez (CUA, Department of Modern Languages), "Mystics of Andalusia."

Wednesday, October 25, 2006--Andreas Speer (Director of Thomas-Institut, University of Cologne), "The Power of Wisdom. Four Case Studies on a Late 13th Century Debate."

Wednesday, November 29, 2006--Leonora Neville (CUA, Department of History), "Theodora's Rhetorical legacy: Power-hungry Byzantine Empresses and the functions of Women in Byzantine historical narrative."

Thursday, November 30, 2006--Marcia Colish, "Resonances of Stoicism in High Medieval Thought: Adiaphora, Synderesis, and Conscience."


Fall 2005

September 28, 2005--Timothy B. Noone (CUA, School of Philosophy), "Subtle Latin:An Example of Medieval Text Editing."

October 12, 2005--Stephen Brown (Boston College), "The Battles Surrounding Declarative and Deductive Theology in Medieval Universities."

November 9, 2005--Rev. Mark Morozowich (CUA, TRS), "A Palm Sunday Procession in the Byzantine Tradition? A Look at the Constantinopolitan Evidence."