Saint Louis University

June 2015

  • June 15-17: The Third Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be held on the campus of Saint Louis University. Plenary speakers for the event will be Kenneth Pennington (Catholic University of America) and Ingrid Rowland (University of Notre Dame).

April 2015

  • April 10: Timothy Moore, Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics at Washington University will deliver a lecture at 3:15 p.m. in Xavier Hall 332. A reception will follow.
  • April 10-11: The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host an international conference on the Madrid Campus of Saint Louis University (Avenida del Valle 34, 28003 Madrid, Spain).  The theme of the conference is "Religious Alterity and Political Power in Medieval Polities."
  • April 17: Kyle Lincoln (Saint Louis University) will deliver a lecture entitled "Beating Swords into Croziers: Warrior-Bishops on the Castilian Frontier, c.1160-1212." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.
  • April 23: Rebekah Sheldon (Saint Louis University) will deliver a lecture entitled "St. Theodore of Sykeon and Sexual Mores" at 3:30 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 243.
  • April 25: Anne Romine (Saint Louis University) will deliver a lecture entitled "Anglo-French Crusade Plans at the End of the Fourteenth Century: Warfare, Politics, and the 'Chivalric Reform Movement.'" The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.

March 2015

  • March 6: Christopher Gillett (Brown University) will deliver a lecture on the subject of his NEH Research Fellowship. The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. In Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.
  • March 19: Ben Winter (Saint Louis University) will deliver a Curator's Talk regarding the new Vatican Film Library Exhibition "Keeping Time Through Prayer: Liturgy in the Middle Ages." The talk will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Vatican Film Library. A reception will follow.
  • March 27: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the article, Nicholas Morton, "The Defence of the Holy Land and the Memory of the Maccabees," Journal of Medieval History 36 (2010): 275-93. The discussion will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.

February 2015

  • February 6: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the article, Hiroshi Takayama, "Frederick II's Crusade," Mediterranean Historical Review 25 (2010): 275-93. The discussion will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.
  • February 12: Joseph Western (Saint Louis University) will deliver a lecture entitled "Byzantine Southern Italy and the Unity of the Adriatic" at 3:30 p.m. in Dorjan Hall 243.
  • February 13: John McEwan, a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Digital Humanities, will deliver a lecture entitled "Between Gender and Social Standing: The Seals of Women in Thirteenth-Century London." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • February 20-21: The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Illinois Medieval Association. Plenary lecturers for the conference are John Van Engen (University of Notre Dame) and Cynthia Robinson (Cornell University). For program and registration information, visit http://ima2015.slu.edu
  • February 26-28: An interdisciplinary conference, Vesalius and the Invention of the Modern Body, will be held on Saint Louis University campus and the campus of Washington University. For program and registration information visit http://vesalius.slu.edu.

January 2015

  • January 16: Fabien Montcher (Saint Louis University) will deliver a lecture entitled, "Scholarship and the Making of Politics in Early Modern Empires." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.
  • January 30: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the article, Filip Van Tricht, "Robert of Courtenay (1221-1227), Speculum 88 (2013): 996-1034. The discussion will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room. 
  • January 30: A Welcome Reception for NEH Research Fellow Christopher Gillett (Brown University) will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Third Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall. Mr. Gillett will be conducting research on the role of Catholic political activism in the Stuart period.

December 2014

  • December 5: Miguel Gomez of the University of Tennessee will deliver a lecture entitled, "Royal Crusading vs. Popular Crusading in Twelfth and Thirteenth Century Spain." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.

November 2014

  • November 7: Patrick Geary of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, will deliver the 2015 Annual Lecture entitled, "Tracing Medieval Population Movements Through Genomics: The Case of the Longobards." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Gallery of Dubourg Hall. A reception will follow.
  • November 21: Alice Chapman of Grand Valley State University will deliver a lecture entitled "Bernard of Clairvaux on Avoiding the persona mixta." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

October 2014

  • October 10: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the article: Elizabeth Lapina, "Gambling and Gaming in the Holy Land: Chess, Dice, and Other Games in the Sources of the Crusades," Crusades 12 (2013): 121-32. The discussion will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
  • October 10: A Welcome Reception for NEH Research Fellow Alice Chapman (Grand Valley State University) will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Third Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall. During her research fellowship Dr. Chapman will be conducting work on the legacy of Bernard of Clairvaux on the development of medieval political thought.
  • October 17: The Lowry J. Daly, S.J. Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Mary A. Rouse of the University of California, Los Angeles at 4:00 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall. The title of her lecture is "Why Paris? Deep Roots of a Medieval University."
  • October 22: Atria Larson, CMRS Visiting Scholar, will deliver a lecture entitled "Killing a Career: Wrongful Death Cases, Clerical Irregularities, and the Development of Medieval Thought on Criminal Liability." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. 
  • October 24: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the article: M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, "The Place of Jerusalem in Western Crusading Rites of Departure (1095-1300)," Catholic Historical Review 99 (2013): 1-28. The discussion will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.

September 2014

  • September 12: The Annual CMRS Welcome Reception for new faculty and graduate students will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Third Floor Common Area of Adorjan Hall. All affiliated faculty, regional affiliates, and graduate students are cordially invited to attend.
  • September 19: The Matteo Ricci Speakers Series will present a lecture by Kristina Kleutghen of Washington University in Saint Louis. The lecture, "Perspective and Perception: Jesuits, Artists, and Illusionistic Painting at the Chinese Court," will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall. For more information, see the series website at http://matteoricci.slu.edu. A reception will follow.
  • September 26: Benjamin Halliburton, a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of History at Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Enemies of God: The Marquisate of Montferrat and the Crusade of 1225." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.

June 2014

  • June 16-18: The Second Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be held on the campus of Saint Louis University. Plenary speakers include John W. Baldwin (Johns Hopkins University) and Robert Hillenbrand (University of Edinburgh). For more information, see the conference website.

April 2014

  • April 10: Nicholas Standaert of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Spiritual Exercises in China: Displacement and Encounters in Visual Meditation." The lecture will take place in the Loyola Room of Jesuit Hall at 7:00 p.m.
  • April 10: Frank Krajewski, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Greek Mythology in John Malalas and John of Antioch." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • April 11: Nicholas Standaert of the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, will deliver a lecture entitled "The Jesuits Shaped by the Chinese: The Case of Matteo Ricci." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Sinquefield Stateroom of Dubourg Hall.
  • April 24: Alex Petras, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Byzantine Military Campaigns in the Tenth Century." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • April 25: Rebekah Sheldon, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Contemporary Justification for Crusades of Conversion: The Rhetoric of the Northern Crusades in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries." The lecture will take place in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor Adorjan Hall, at 3:00 p.m. 
  • April 29: Daniel Webb, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History, will present a Curator's Talk at the Vatican Film Library at 4:00 p.m. in Pius XII Memorial Library Room 105. The title of the talk will be "The Rule of Law: Righting Wrongs and Writing Rights in Medieval Europe." A reception will follow. The accompanying exhibition of medieval legal and commercial documents will be on display until 31 July 2014.
  • April 24: Alex Petras, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Byzantine Military Campaigns in the Tenth Century." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • April 25: Rebekah Sheldon, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Contemporary Justification for Crusades of Conversion: The Rhetoric of the Northern Crusades in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries." The lecture will take place in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor Adorjan Hall, at 3:00 p.m. 
  • April 29: Daniel Webb, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History, will present a Curator's Talk at the Vatican Film Library at 4:00 p.m. in Pius XII Memorial Library Room 105. The title of the talk will be "The Rule of Law: Righting Wrongs and Writing Rights in Medieval Europe." A reception will follow. The accompanying exhibition of medieval legal and commercial documents will be on display until 31 July 2014.

March 2014

  • March 4: Atria Larson, CMRS Visiting Scholar, will host a special pro-seminar on medieval canon law at 3:45 p.m. in Xavier Hall, Room G14.
  • March 27: Warren Treadgold, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Teaching Byzantine History to Undergraduates." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • March 28: Luke Yarbrough, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Another Persecuting Society: Non-Muslims in the Ayyubid and Bahri Mamluk Periods." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.

February 2014

  • February 7: Atria A. Larson, a CMRS Visiting Scholar, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Gratian: The Man, the Manuscripts, the Mystery: Reflections from the Decretum's Tractatus de Penitentia." Dr. Larson is the author most recently of Master of Penance: Gratian and the Development of Pentitential Thought and Law in the Twelfth Century (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2014). The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • February 8: R3@SLU, a day-long symposium on the recent discovery of the body of King Richard III will take place at Il Monastero on the campus of Saint Louis University (3050 Olive). It will feature the team of archaeologists who uncovered the king, as well as other scholars who will address the history and literature surrounding Richard III. For more information see the website at http://richard3.slu.edu.
  • February 14: Kriston Rennie of the University of Queensland (Australia) will deliver a lecture entitled "From Kings to Apostles: Freedom and Protection in Medieval Monasteries." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.
  • February 27-March 1: The Third International Symposium on Crusade Studies will be held on the campus of Saint Louis University. Plenary speakers include Christopher Tyerman (Oxford University) and Adrian Boas (University of Haifa). For more information, see the conference website.

January 2014

  • January 28: Amy Boland will give a curator's talk on the exhibit, "Writing the Word of God - An Exhibition of Medieval Manuscripts in the Vatican Film Library." The talk will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Pius XII Memorial Library. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
    January 31:
    The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the article by Marek Tamm, "How to Justify a Crusade? The Conquest of Livonia and New Crusade Rhetoric in the Thirteenth Century," Journal of Medieval History 39 (2013): 431-55. The CSF will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.

December 2013

  • December 6: Carole Hillenbrand of the University of Edinburgh will deliver a lecture entitled, "Constantinople: The Medieval Muslim Perspective." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.
  • December 11: Robert Hillenbrand of the University of Edinburgh will deliver a lecture entitled, "The Uses of Light in Islamic Architecture." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.

November 2013

  • November 7: Jason Fosella will deliver a lecture entitled "The Logothete Nikephoritzes: Postman or Taxman? A New Theory on the Taxes and Duties Owed to the Byzantine State Post in the Eleventh Century." The lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • November 8: Lester Little, Dwight W. Morrow Professor Emeritus of History at Smith College will deliver the 2013 CMRS Annual Lecture. The title of the lecture is "Delivering Wine and Becoming a Saint in the Thirteenth Century: The Story of Alberto." The lecture will take place in the Pere Marquette Gallery in DuBourg Hall at 3:30 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • November 22: A Welcome Reception for incoming NEH Research Fellows Carole Hillenbrand and Robert Hillenbrand, both of the University of Edinburgh, will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Adorjan Hall Third Floor Common Area.

October 2013

  • October 11: Steven Schoenig, S.J. of Saint Louis University will deliver a presentation on the subject, "The Pallium in the Crusader States in the Twelfth Century." The presentation will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room on the third floor of Adorjan Hall. 
  • October 25: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the article, "Definitions and Directions," in Christopher Tyerman's The Debate on the Crusades (Manchester University Press, 2011) at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room on the third floor of Adorjan Hall. 
  • October 30: Robert Mitchell of the University of Manchester will deliver a lecture on the research he is conducting as a NEH Research Fellow at 3:15 pm in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow. 
  • October 31 - November 3: The International Association of Robin Hood Studies Conference will take place on the campus of Saint Louis University. Registration and schedule information is available at http://robinhood.slu.edu.

September 2013

  • September 13: The Annual CMRS Welcome Reception for new faculty and graduate students will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Third Floor Common Area of Adorjan Hall. All affiliated faculty, regional affiliates, and graduate students are cordially invited to attend.
  • September 20-21: To commemorate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, St. Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies are sponsoring a conference to discuss issues surrounding the relationship between church and state from historical and contemporary perspectives. For more information on the conference, go to http://www.stirenaeusinstitute.org.
  • September 20: James Naus of Oakland University will deliver a lecture entitled, "Culture and Crusade: Discerning Meaning in Early Crusade Narrative Sources." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room on the third floor of Adorjan Hall.
  • September 27: The Crusades Studies Forum will convene to discuss the recent article by M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, "From Pilgrimage to Crusade: The Liturgy of Departure," Speculum 88 (2013): 44-91. The discussion will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room on the third floor of Adorjan Hall.
  • September 28: Bob Charron of the St Martin's Academy of Medieval Armis will offer live demonstrations and hands-on workshops on the techniques described in the Renaissance era fighting manual, the Fior di Battaglia. Demonstrations of sword, knife, and hand fighting techniques will take place continually between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on the Quad during the SLU Homecoming activities.

June 2013

  • The First Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place on the campus of Saint Louis University. Registration and schedule information is available at http://smrs.slu.edu.

April 2013

  • April 3: Rebekah Sheldon, PhD student, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture, "Shifting Sexual Mores in Justinian's Novels. The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • April 5: The Crusades Studies Forum will hold a roundtable discussion on "Reading the Crusades: Non-Traditional Sources," moderated by Philip Koski, PhD Candidate, Saint Louis University. The roundtable will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.
  • April 19: Richard Allington, Graduate Student, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture, "The Focus and Rhetoric of Crusade Preachers in Iberia." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.
  • April 24: Geoffrey Dunn (Australian Catholic University) will deliver a lecture at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.

March 2013

  • March 1: Michael Lower (Univeristy of Minnesota) will deliver a lecture, "The Papacy and the Christian Mercenaries of Thirteenth-Century Africa." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • March 22: The Crusades Studies Forum will hold a roundtable discussion on "Nobility and the Crusades," moderated by Anne Romine, PhD Candidate, Saint Louis University. The roundtable will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.
  • March 26: Dr. Kathryn Rudy, Lecturer, School of Art History, University of St Andrews will speak about 'Relics, Hospitals, and Health Care around 1500' at 4 pm, in Boileau Hall, 38 N. Vandeventer Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108 on the Frost Campus of Saint Louis University. Limited free parking is available in front of the building. This lecture is sponsored by the Art History Program of the Fine and Performing Arts Department and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University and by the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis.
    For more information, contact Dr. Cathleen Fleck, cfleck@slu.edu.
  • March 27: Joseph Western, PhD Candidate, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture, "'Graveyard of Ambitions': Intersecting Narratives in Early Medieval Southern Italy." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142

February 2013

  • February 1: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room to discuss the article by Patrick J. O'Banion, "What Has Iberia to Do with Jerusalem? Crusade and the Spanish Route to the Holy Land in the Twelfth Century," Journal of Medieval History 34 (2008): 393-95.
  • February 11: Jose Manuel Cerda of Gabriele Mistrel University (Chile) will deliver a lecture on the subject of his current research during his NEH Fellowship. The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.
  • February 13: Stephanie Fazio of the College of Staten Island, CUNY, will deliver a lecture, "The Cult of Saint Menas at Abu Mina: Image, Control and Promotion." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142
  • February 15: Michael Kennedy will deliver a presentation, "Baldwin of Boulogne: Reexamining Motivations Among First Crusaders," at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.
  • February 22: A Welcome Reception for incoming NEH Research Fellow, Geoffrey Dunn (Australian Catholic University) will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Adorjan Hall Third Floor Common Area.

January 2013

  • January 18: A Welcome Reception will be held for incoming NEH Research Fellow, Dr. Jose Manuel Cerda of Gabriel Mistrel University in Santiago, Chile. The Reception will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Adorjan Hall Third Floor Common Area.

December 2012

  • December 1: The Woode-Walkers Group will host a special symposium, There and Back Again: 75 Years of The Hobbit. The plenary speaker for the event will be Douglas A. Anderson, the editor of The, and many other works. The deadline for paper and session proposals is September 22. FoAnnotated Hobbit, Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy. For more information go to http://woodewalkers.wordpress.com/hobbit-symposium/.
  • December 5: Stephanie Fazio of the College of Staten Island (CUNY) will deliver a lecture, "The Cult of Saint Menas at Abu Mina: Image, Control and Promotion," at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • December 7: Craig Nakashian of Texas A&M University will deliver a lecture, "Crusaders for King and Christ: The Cultural Acceptance of Warrior Bishops On and Off Crusade," at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

November 2012

  • November 2: Richard Kieckhefer, John Evans Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of History at Northwestern University, will deliver the 2012 Annual Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall. The title of the lecture is "Origins of the European Witch Hunts: The Current State of the Question." A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.
  • November 7: Warren Treadgold, NEH Professor of Byzantine Studies at Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture, "Who Were the Middle Byzantine Historians?" at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • November 30: Jessalynn Bird will deliver a lecture entitled "From Venus' Daughter to the Virgin Mary's Son: Women, the Reform of the Clergy, and the Crusade," at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

October 2012

  • October 10: Jason Fossella, a doctoral candidate in History, will deliver a lecture, "Administrative Transformation: The Byzantine Post in the Eighth Century," at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • October 12: Philip Koski, a doctoral candidate in History, will deliver a lecture, "Arnau Amaury and Las Navas de Tolosa: A Reflection on a Crusading Career," at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.
  • October 12-13: The 39th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies ("Manuscripta Conference") will be held in the Pere Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall. David Ganz will deliver the Lowrie Daly S.J. Lecture. 
  • October 26: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room to discuss the article by Alan V. Murray, "National Identity, Language and Conflict in the Crusades to the Holy Land, 1096-1192." More information can be found on the CSF website.

September 2012

  • September 14: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room to discuss the article by Teresa Shawcross, "Re-inventing the Homeland in the Historiography of Frankish Greece: The Fourth Crusade and the Legend of the Trojan War." More information can be found on the CSF website.
  • September 14: The Annual CMRS Welcome Reception for new faculty and graduate students will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Third Floor Common Area of Adorjan Hall. All affiliated faculty, regional affiliates, and graduate students are cordially invited to attend.

April 2012

  • April 4: Professor Nancy van Deusen of Claremont Graduate College will deliver a lecture entitled, "Tracking Motion, Talking about Time: Chaldicius' Latin Translation of Plato and its Influence." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • April 13: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room to discuss the article: Lee Manion, "The Loss of the Holy Land and Sir Isumbras: Literary Contributions to Fourteenth-Century Crusade Discourse," Speculum 85 (2010): 65-90.
  • April 20: Brenda Bolton, Professor Emerita of History at the Univeristy of London will deliver a lecture entitled, "The Italian Contribution to the Fifth Crusade." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

March 2012

  • March 2: Cathleen Fleck, Assistant Professor of Art History, Saint Louis University, will present a lecture, "A Christian Loss, a Mamluk Gain: Crusader Spolia in a Sultan's Mosque." The lecture will take place in the CMRS Seminar Room at 3:00 p.m.
  • March 2: The Medieval Movie Night will convene to celebrate Women's History Month with the film, Vision: From the Life of Hildegard of Bingen (2009). The screening will begin at 5:15 pm in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
  • March 14: NEH Research Fellow Svetlana Kujumdzieva of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will deliver a lecture entitled "What Did SS. Cyril and Methodius Sing in the Ninth Century?: The Earliest Slavic Corpus Cantilenarum Revisted." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • March 21: Caroline Bruzelius, Cogan Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University will deliver a lecture entitled, "What Does Technology Have to Do with the Humanities?" The lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in Boileau Hall (38 N. Vandeventer Ave.) For more information about the lecture, please contact Cathleen Fleck at cfleck@slu.edu.
  • March 21: Susan Boynton, Professor of Music at Columbia University and Chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Medieval Studies will present a lecture entitled, "The Performance of Monastic Childhood in the Central Middle Ages" at 4 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. This lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow.
  • March 22-24: The 2012 Medieval Academy of America Meeting will take place in Busch Student Center. 
  • March 29: Jason Fossella, Doctoral Candidate in Medieval History at Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "All the Emperor's (Post)men: The magistrianoi and the Institutional Continuity of the Byzantine State Post in the Fourth through the Eighth Centuries." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • March 30: A welcome reception for incoming NEH Research Fellow Nancy van Deusen of Claremont Graduate College will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Adorjan Hall Third Floor Common Area.

February 2012

  • February 9: Joseph Reidy, Doctoral Candidate in Medieval History at Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Eusebius of Emesa: A Bishop and Chronicler of the Post-Constantinian Church." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • February 10: John France of Swansea University and West Point will deliver a lecture entitled, "Arabs, Turks, and Crusaders: Cooperation and Cross-purposes at the Foundation of the Latin States." Dr. France is Professor of Medieval History, Director of the Callaghan Centre for Conflict Studies at Swansea University, and Visiting Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His numerous publications include Perilous Glory: The Rise of Western Military Power (Yale, 2011), The Crusades and the Expansion of Catholic Christendom, 1000-1714 (Routledge, 2005), Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades (UCL, 1999), and Victory in the East: A Military History of the First Crusade (Cambridge, 1994). The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • February 10: The Medieval Movie Night will convene at 5:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room (Third Floor, Adorjan Hall) to watch The 13th Warrior, a playful cinematic interpretation of the book, Eaters of the Dead, whihc is in turn an interpretation of Beowulf. Refreshments will be provided.

January 2012

  • January 27: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room to discuss the article: Elena Bellomo, "The First Crusade and the Latin East as Seen from Venice: The Account of the Translatio Sancti Nicolai," Early Medieval Europe 17 (2009): 420-43.
  • January 27: A welcome reception for incoming NEH Research Fellow Svetlana Kujumdzieva of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Adorjan Hall Third Floor Common Area.

December 2011

  • December 2: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the article, William Purkis, "The Past as a Precedent: Crusade, Reconquest and Twelfth-Century Memories of a Christian Iberia," in The Making of Memory in the Middle Ages. (Brill, 2010), 441-61.
  • December 7: Theodor Dunkelgrun of the University of Chicago and NEH Research Fellow will deliver a lecture entitled, "Jewish-Christian Relations in Renaissance Rome as Seen Through the Vatican Library." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.

November 2011

  • November 3: Robert Somerville of Columbia University will deliver the 2011 Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Gallery of Dubourg Hall. Dr. Somerville is the Tremaine Professor of Religion and Professor of History at Columbia University. His many publications include Pope Alexander II and the Council of Tours (Univ. of California Press, 1977); Scotia Pontificia: Papal Letters to Scotland before the Pontificate of Innocent III (Oxford, 1982); Pope Urban II, the Collectio Britannica, and the Council of Melfi (1089) (Oxford, 1996), Prefaces to Canon Law Books in Latin Christianity (Yale, 1998), and Pope Urban II's Council of Piacenza (Oxford, 2011). The title of Dr. Somerville's lecture is "Pope Urban II (1088-99): Councils, Canons (... and also the First Crusade)". A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • November 4: Robert Somerville will deliver a lecture to the Crusades Studies Forum at 3:00 p.m. in Xavier Hall 332. The lecture is entitled, "The Council of Benevento, 1113."
  • November 16: The Byzantine Forum will meet at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142 to hear a lecture by Frank Krajewski, doctoral candidate in medieval history at Saint Louis University, entitled "Irreconcilable Differences: Sixth-Century Ecclesiastical Politics in Byzantium."
  • November 18: Matthew Morgan, a doctoral candidate at Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room. The title of the lecture is "The Confraternity of Tarragona and Bishop Oleguer."
  • November 29: The Woode-walkers Medieval Reading Group will hold its inaugural Pub Talk at 4pm in the Pius Library Knights Room. This Question & Answer presentation will focus on the lives and literature of the Inklings, the famous group of Oxford professorsand authors that included J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S Lewis. Our featured guestis Colin Havard, the son of Dr. Robert E. "Humphrey" Havard, doctor to Tolkien and Lewis and member of the Inklings

October 2011

  • October 7: The Byzantine Forum will meet at 3pm in Adorjan Hall 142 to hear a lecture by Blake Hartung, Doctoral Student in Medieval History at Saint Louis University, entitled "Monophy-what? Making Sense of the Terminologies of the Late Antique Christological Controversies."
  • October 13: Ellen Weissbrod, director and producer of a documentary about the seventeenth-century Italian painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, will speak about her project before a special public screening of A Woman Like That. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. in Carlo Auditorium in Tegler Hall.
  • October 14: Laurence Marvin, Professor of Medieval History at Berry College, will deliver a lecture entitled, "The Destruction of the Frankish Army at Antalya: A Failure of Command and Control." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • October 14-15: The Thirty-Eighth Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies will be held. For program and registrations information, see http://list.slu.edu/t/416581/2336189/286/0/.

September 2011

  • September 9: The annual CMRS Welcome Reception will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Adorjan Hall Third Floor Common Area. All Affiliated Faculty, Students, and Regional Affiliates are welcome to attend.
  • September 16: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet at 3pm in the CMRS Seminar Room to discuss the article, Conor Kostick, "Social Unrest and the Failure of Conrad III's March through Anatolia, 1147," Journal of the German History Society (2010): 125-142.
  • September 22: Teofilio Ruiz of the University of California, Los Angeles will deliver a lecture entitled "The Terror of History" at 4:00 p.m. in the Knights Room of Pius XII Memorial Library. His extensive list of publications includes Spain, 1300-1469: Centuries of Crisis (Blackwell, 2007); Medieval Europe and the World (Oxford, 2005); From Heaven to Earth: The Reordering of Castilian Society, 1150-1350 (Princeton, 2004); Spanish Society, 1400-1600 (Longman, 2001); and Crisis and Continuity: Land and Town in Late Medieval Castile (Pennsylvania, 1994).
  • September 24-25: Bob Charron of the St Martin's Academy of Medieval Armis will offer a lecture on the Fior di Battaglia, as well as live demonstrations and hands-on workshops on the techniques described in the Renaissance era fighting manual. Demonstrations of sword, knife, and hand fighting techniques will take place continually between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on the Quad on Saturday, September 26. At 3:30 p.m. Mr Charron will deliver a lecture on the Fior di Battaglia in DuBourg Hall 157. On Saturday, September 26 from 9:00 am to noon and Sunday, September 27 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Mr Charron will offer hands-on seminars in medieval swordfighting techniques at Il Monastero (3050 Olive). The morning seminars require advanced registration.
  • September 28: Marco Toste of the University of Fribourg will deliver a lecture on his current research in the Vatican Film Library. The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • September 30: Kyle Lincoln, an MA student in History, will deliver a lecture in the CMRS Seminar Room entitled "Todos los hombres del Rey: a Quantitative Study of Royal-Ecclesiastical Relationships in the Kingdom of Castile under Alfonso VIII." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m.

May 2011

  • May 4: Carole Hillenbrand will speak on her work comparing the Nativity in an Arabic New Testament manuscript in the Vatican Library with the Surat Maryam in the Qur'an. The lecture will take place at 3:15 in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • May 6: The Annual Kalamazoo Dry-Run Session will be held at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. Presenters should inform Teresa Harvey in the CMRS Office by April 29.
  • May 14: The Annual CMRS Reception at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Mich. will take place at 8:00 p.m. in Fetzer 1035 on the campus of Western Michigan University.
  • May 25: Deadline for Session Proposals for the 2012 International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo to be submitted to the CMRS Office.

April 2011

  • April 1: Brenda Bolton, Professor of Medieval History at the University of London, will deliver a lecture, "John of Salerno: A (Relatively) Unknown Crusade Preacher." The lecture will take place in Adorjan Hall 142 at 3:00 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • April 5: The Medieval Latin Reading Group will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the First Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall.
  • April 6: Brenda Bolton, Professor of Medieval History at the University of London will deliver a lecture on the subject of her work during her tenure as a NEH Research Fellow. The lecture will take place in Adorjan Hall 142 at 3:15 p.m.. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • April 11: A Welcome Reception will take place for incoming NEH Research Fellows, Carole and Robert Hillenbrand of the University of Edinburgh, at 4:00 p.m.
  • April 12: The Medieval Latin Reading Group will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the First Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall.
  • April 13: "Petrarch's New Clothes: The Rebinding of a Fifteenth-Century Illuminated Manuscript," a lecture by Richard C. Baker, St. Louis book and paper conservator, on the recent conservation of an Italian Renaissance manuscript in the collections of the Saint Louis University Libraries. Pere Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, Saint Louis University. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library (http://slulink.slu.edu/special/vfl) and the Saint Louis University Library Associates (http://libraries.slu.edu/associates). R.S.V.P. to vfl@slu.edu or 977-3090.
  • April 15: Philip Koski, MA Student in History, will deliver a lecture, "Calatrava, the Cistercians, and Crusading in the Twelfth Century," at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
  • April 18: Robert Hillenbrand, Honorary Professorial Fellow, Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh, will lecture on "What the Painter Adds to the Text: The Case of the Great Mongol Shahnama" at 3:15, in the Pere Marquette Gallery in DuBourg Hall. A reception will follow the lecture.
  • April 19: The Medieval Latin Reading Group will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the First Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall.
  • April 26: The Medieval Latin Reading Group will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the First Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall. Pizza will be served.
  • April 27: Robert Hillenbrand, Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, will speak on the illustrated manuscripts that he is consulting in the Vatican Film Library, the Hadith Bayad wa Riyad and the Jacobite-Syrian Lectionary of the Gospels. This lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • April 29: Carole Hillenbrand, Honorary Professorial Fellow and Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Edinburgh, "New Thoughts on the Assassins of Syria." The lecture will take place in Adorjan Hall 142 at 3:00 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

March 2011

  • March 1: The Medieval Latin Reading Group will meet from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. in the First Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall.
  • March 3-5: The South-Central Renaissance Conference will be hosted by the CMRS on the campus of Saint Louis University. For details, including abstract proposals and registration, see the conference website.
  • March 4: The Medieval Movie Night will feature Brother Sun, Sister Moon at 5:30 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
  • March 8: The Medieval Latin Reading Group will meet from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. in the First Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall.
  • March 11: The Medieval Movie Night will feature The Seventh Seal at 5:30 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
  • March 22: The Medieval Latin Reading Group will meet from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. in the First Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall.
  • March 25: Brenda Bolton, Professor of Medieval History at the University of London, will reprise her lecture delivered to the Societas Fontibus Historiae Medii Aevi Inveniendus (vulgo dicta "The Pseudo Society") at the 2010 International Congress on Medieval Studies. The title of her lecture is "A Most Unwelcome Find: The Perugian Papers of Innocent III." It will take place at 4:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall Third Floor Common Area. Refreshments will be served.
  • March 29: The Medieval Latin Reading Group will meet from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the First Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall. Pizza will be served

February 2011

  • February 18: The Crusades Studies Forum will convene to discuss the article: Savvas Neocleos, "Byzantine-Muslim Conspiracies Against the Crusades: History and Myth," Journal of Medieval History 36 (2010): 253-74. The CSF will meet in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
  • February 25: The Crusades Studies Forum will convene to discuss the article: Jay Rubenstein, "Cannibals and Crusaders" French Historical Studies 31 (2008): 525-52. The CSF will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
  • February 25: A Welcome Reception for the incoming NEH Research Fellow, Dr. Brenda Bolton of the University of London, will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Third Floor Common Area, Adorjan Hall.

 January 2011

  • January 26: Alicia Walker, Assistant Professor of Art History at Washington University will deliver a lecture entitled, "Classical Myth and Female Morality in Medieval Byzantium: The Case of the Veroli Casket" at 5:30 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • January 28: John Giebfried, doctoral student in History at Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Revisiting Amedée Pofey: A Study of the Mysterious Life and Death of the Latin Empire's Crucified Constable" at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
    February 2011

December 2010

  • December 1: Martina Saltamacchia, Rutgers University, will deliver a lecture on spirituality among late medieval merchants. The lecture, "The Donation of Marco Carelli," will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.
  • December 3: Dr. Vincent Ryan, Instructor, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture, "Stephen of Blois and the Reputation of the Crusade of 1101." The lecture will take place in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall at 3:00 p.m.
  • December 7: The Medieval Latin Reading Group meets from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Adorjan Hall First Floor Common Area.
  • December 14: The Medieval Latin Reading Group meets from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Adorjan Hall First Floor Common Area.

November 2010

  • November 5: David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities at Baylor University, will deliver the 2010 Annual Lecture, entitled "Thinking Through the Incarnation: The Annunciation in Franciscan Exegesis and Late Medieval Art." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Pere Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall, at 3:15 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Dr. Jeffrey is the author of numerous books, including The Early English Lyric and Franciscan Spirituality (1975); By Things Seen: Reference and Recognition in Medieval Thought (1979); Chaucer and Scriptural Tradition (1984); English Spirituality in the Age of Wesley (1987); The Law of Love: English Spirituality in the Age of Wyclif (1988); and People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture (1996).
  • November 9: The Medieval Latin Reading Group meets from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Adorjan Hall First Floor Common Area.
  • November 12: Dr. Marcus Bull will deliver a lecture entitled, "First Crusade Narrative Sources and the Literary." Dr. Bull is the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. His numerous publications include Knightly Piety and the Lay Response to the First Crusade (Oxford), The Miracles of Our Lady of Rocamadour (Woodbridge), and Thinking Medieval: An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages (Basingstoke). The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • November 16: The Medieval Latin Reading Group meets from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Adorjan Hall First Floor Common Area.
  • November 18: The Byzantine Studies Forum will present Jason Fossella, PhD Student in History, "The Logothete of the Drome: Problems and Evidence" at 2:30 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • November 19: William Wallace of Washington University will deliver a lecture entitled, "Writing Michelangelo's Biography." The lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall. Refreshments will be served.
  • November 23: The Medieval Latin Reading Group meets from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Adorjan Hall First Floor Common Area.
  • November 30: The Medieval Latin Reading Group meets from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Adorjan Hall First Floor Common Area. Free pizza lunch provided by the CMRS.

October 2010

  • October 8: Ben Halliburton, MA Student in History, Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture, "Roman Crowns on Latin Brows: The Burdens of Imperial Legacy in the First Decade of the Latin Empire." The lecture will take place in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall at 3:00 p.m.
  • October 18: John France, Professor of History and Director of the Callaghan Centre for Conflict Studies, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Warfare in the Mediterranean Region in the Age of the Crusades, 1095-1291: A Clash of Contrasts." The lecture will take place in Adorjan Hall 142 at 3:00 p.m. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • October 22: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss, Michael Angold, "The Anglo-Saxon Historiography of the Fourth Crusade: A Crime Against Humanity or Just and Accident?" in Quarta crociata: Venezia - Bisanzio - Impero Latino, Gherardo Ortalli, ed. (Venezia : Istituto veneto di scienze, lettere ed arti, 2006), 301-16. Dr. Warren Treadgold, NEH Professor of Byzantine History, Saint Louis University, will moderate.

September 2010

  • September 17: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss, Thomas Asbridge, "The Holy Lance of Antioch: Power Devotion, and Memory on the First Crusade," Reading Medieval Studies 33 (2007): 3-36. Phillip Koski (MA Student, Department of History, Saint Louis University) will moderate.
  • September 22: Dr. Joël Lonfat or the University of Geneva will deliver a lecture on Giles of Rome. The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.
  • September 25: Bob Charron of the Saint Martins Academy of Medieval Arms will deliver a lecture and demonstration on early modern manuscripts and methods of sword and knife fighting. The event will take place in DuBourg Hall 157 at 1:30 p.m.

August 2010

  • August 27: The Annual Welcome Reception will take place on Friday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the Adorjan Hall Third Floor Common Area. All Affiliated Faculty, Students, and Regional Affiliates are welcome to attend. The annual Welcome Reception is an opportunity to reconnect with current colleagues and students as well as to meet new ones. We will also be welcoming our new NEH Research Fellow, Dr. Joël Lonfat of the University of Geneva. Dr. Lonfat is a specialist in medieval philosophy, particularly Thomas Aquinas and Giles of Rome. He will be conducting research in the Vatican Film Library during his stay at SLU.

May 2010

  • May 21: Peter Harbison of the Royal Irish Academy will deliver a lecture entitled, "The State of Early Medieval Irish History: Trends and Connections." Dr. Harbison has published a number of works relating to both art history and archaeology, including Pre-Christian Ireland, Treasures of Irish art, 1500 B.C.-1500 A.D: From the collections of the National Museum of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College, Dublin, and Pilgrimage in Ireland.

April 2010

  • April 16: Frank Krajewski, doctoral Student in History, will present a lecture, "Barbarian Generals and Roman Aristocrats: The Transformation of Fifth-Century Roman Leadership," at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • April 22: Joseph Reidy, Doctoral Student in History, will present a lecture, "What Kind of Arian was the Unknown Arian Historian?" at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.
  • April 23: Mark Lambert, a student from Truman State University, will give a talk, "Baldwin IV: A Curious Case of Leprosy in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem," at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.
  • April 30: Walker Cosgrove, a Doctoral Candidate in History, will deliver a lecture, "Intolerable Laxity: The Cistercian Bishops in Southern France during the Albigensian Crusade," at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.

March 2010

  • March 3: John H. Pryor of the University of Sydney will deliver a lecture entitled, "A Medieval Maritime Revolution: Crusading by Sea, 1097-1204."  The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.  Professor Pryor is the author of numerous studies including most recently, Geography, Technology, and War: Studies in the Maritime History of the Mediterranean, 649-1571 (Cambridge); Logistics of Warfare in the Age of the Crusades (Ashgate); and The Age of the DROMON: The Byzantine Navy, ca. 500-1204.  A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture.
  • March 16: Cathy Swift of the University of Limerick will deliver a lecture entitled "The World of Saint Patrick: Pagans and Christians in Fifth-Century Ireland."  The lecture will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Boileau Hall.  A reception will follow.
  • March 19: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room to discuss, Natasha Hodgson, "Nobility, Women and Historical Narratives of the Crusades and the Latin East," Al-Masaq 17 (2005): 61-85. Copies of the article are available in the CMRS Office.
  • March 26: Daniel Webb, a Doctoral Student in History at Saint Louis University, will deliver a lecture, "Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Hawks of War: The Politics of a Field Sport in the Twelfth Century Levant." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room.
  • March 30: Thomas Finan, Assistant Professor of History, will deliver a lecture, "The Kilteasheen Archaeological Project: Nearing the Post-Script." The lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142.

February 2010

  • February 5: Joëlle Rollo-Koster of the University of Rhode Island will deliver a lecture entitled, "Empty See: Avignon during the Great Western Schism (c.1370-c.1420)." The lecture will take place in Adorjan Hall 142 at 3:15 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • February 17-20: The Second International Symposium on Crusades Studies, Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict, will be held on the campus of Saint Louis University. The Symposium is sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is a quadrennial activity of the Crusades Studies Forum. For more information, click here.
  • February 18:  Michael Angold, Professor Emeritus of Byzantine History at the University of Edinburgh, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Memoirs and Apologies: The Last Chapter of Byzantine 'Autobiography'".  The lecture will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Adorjan Hall, Room 142.  A reception will follow the lecture.

January 2010

  • January 15: A Welcome Reception for the incoming NEH Research Fellow, Joëlle Rollo-Koster of the University of Rhode Island, will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Adorjan Hall Third Floor Common Area.

December 2009

    • December 2:  Tobias Daniels of Johann Wolfgang Boethe-Universität in Frankfurt will deliver a lecture on his research regarding Johannes Hoffmann von Lieser (c. 1399-1459). The lecture will take place in Humanities Building 142 at 3:15 p.m. A reception will follow.
    • December 3: Ben Tilghman of Johns Hopkins University will deliver a lecture entitled, "Orality, Literacy, and Visuality: Images of the Word in the Book of Kells." The lecture will take place in Adorjan Hall 142 at 4:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
    • December 4: Andrew Jones, Doctoral Candidate in History will present, "Contingency and the Persecution of Rhineland Jews during the First Crusade" at 3:00 p.m. in the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar Room, Humanities Building, Third Floor.

 

November 2009

  • November 4: Dr. Robert C. Davis of the Ohio State University will deliver the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Lecture at 3:15 p.m. in Pere Marquette Gallery. The title of his lecture will be "Slavery and Salvation in the Mediterranean World, 1500-1800." A wine and cheese reception will follow.
  • November 6: A Welcome Reception will be held for the incoming NEH Research Fellow, Tobias Daniels of Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt. The reception will take place in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area at 4:00 p.m.
  •  November 13: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar Room, Humanities Building, Third Floor. The article under discussion will be Andrew Jotischky, "The Christians of Jerusalem, the Holy Sepulchre and the Origins of the First Crusade," Crusades 7 (2008): 35-57.
  • November 13: The Humanities Forum will meet at 4:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall (Humanities Building) 142. Two doctoral students, Tom Dieckmann (English) and Anne Romine (History), will lead a discussion on the Middle English poem Wynnere and Wastoure.
  • November 20: Thomas E. Burman, Professor of History and Head of the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, will present, "The Dominican and the Qur'an: Riccoldo da Monte di Croce." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Humanities Building, Room 142. A reception will follow.

 

October 2009

  • October 2: Professor Asad Ahmed of Washington University will deliver a lecture, "Defending Muhammad's Finality: Theology, Debate Culture, and Logic in Early Modern India." The lecture will take place in Humanities Building 142 at 3:00 p.m.
  • October 9: David Parnell, Doctoral Candidate in Medieval History, will present a lecture, "Why Be a Soldier? Recruitment and Conscription in the Early Byzantine Army." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Humanities Building, Third Floor.
  • October 16-17: The Thirty-Sixth Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies (the Manuscripta Conference) will be held in the Pere Marquette Gallery of DuBourg Hall.
  • October 23: Peter Loewen, Assistant Professor of Musicology at Rice University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Bartholomaeus Anglicus and the Glosses on Music from De proprietatibus rerum: What every Franciscan Preacher Ought to Know." The lecture will take place in Humanities Building 142 at 3:15 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • October 30: Cornelia Horn, Assistant Professor of Early Christianity and Greek and Oriental Patristics, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Early Muslim Literature in Conversation with Byzantine Apocrypha." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Humanities Building, Third Floor.

September 2009

  • September 4: Thomas F. Madden, Professor of History at Saint Louis University will present, "Report from the Holy Land: Current Field Work on Crusader Sites in Israel." at 3:00 p.m. in Humanities Building, Room 142.
  • September 11: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet at 3:00 p.m. in the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar Room, Humanities Building, Third Floor. The article under discussion will be Michael Lower, "Conversion and St. Louis's Last Crusade," Journal of Ecclesiastical History 58 (2007): 211-23.
  • September 18: James Naus, Doctoral Candidate in History will present, "Formulating a Capetian Memory of the First Crusade: Monastic Chroniclers and the Royal Court of Philip I." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar Room, Humanities Building, Third Floor.
  • September 25: Warren Treadgold, NEH Professor of Byzantine History, will deliver a lecture entitled "Why Did the Byzantines Write History?" The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Humanities Building, Third Floor.
  • September 26: Bob Charron of the St Martin's Academy of Martial Arts will be conducting live demonstrations of fighting and sword techniques from the fifteenth-century manuscript, Fior di Bataglia. The demonstrations will take place in the Quad (behind Dubourg Hall) at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

August 2009

  • August 28: Affiliated faculty and graduate students are invited to attend a Welcome / Welcome Back Reception for new and returning colleagues at 4:00 p.m. in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area

May 2009

  • May 1: The Annual Kalamazoo Dry-Run Session will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Humanities Building 142. The papers will be:
    • "Theodosius II and the Composition of Theodoret's Ecclesiastical History," Joseph Reidy.
    • "The Quarrel of the Queens in the Alliterative Poem, Death and Liffe," Jill Fitzgerald.
    • "The 'Crusade' of Walter of Brienne," Daniel Webb.
    • "The Inquisition Against Raymond, Bishop of Toulouse, and the Limits of Papal Power during the Reign of Urban IV," Andrew Jones.
  • May 4: Alan V. Murray, Senior Lecturer in Medieval Studies at Leeds University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Heathens, Saracens, and Devils: Western Perceptions of the Pagan Enemy." This lecture will take place in Humanities Building Room 142 at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • May 5: Oliver Creighton of the University of Exeter will deliver a lecture entitled, "Castle Studies and Medieval Landscapes." The lecture will take place in the Knights Room of Pius XII Library at 3:00 p.m.

April 2009

  • April 3: A Welcome Reception for incoming NEH Fellow, Damien Kempf of the University of Bristol, will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area.
  • April 17: Damien Kempf of the University of Bristol will deliver a lecture entitled, "Politics and Exegesis: Reading the History of the First Crusade in the Twelfth Century." The lecture will take place in Humanities Building 142 at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • April 24: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet in the CMRS Seminar Room at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the essay: Jace Stuckey, "Charlemagne as Crusader?: Memory, Propaganda, and the Many Uses of Charlemagne's Legendary Expedition to Spain," in The Legend of Charlemagne in the Middle Ages: Power, Faith, and Crusade, ed. M. Gabriele & J. Stuckey (New York, 2008), pp. 137-152 . Copies of the essay will be available in the CMRS office.
  • April 29: A graduate symposium entitled, "Catholics and Catholicism in Reformation England," will be held in the Xavier Hall Conference Room 332 at 3:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area. The papers delivered will be:
    • "The Archpriest Controversy and the Negotiation of Catholic Orthodoxy in England, 1595-1602," Andrew Jones.
    • "Barbarous Cruelties and Bloody Murthers: Constructions of Alterity in English Pamphlets of the Irish Rebellion, 1641-1642," Erin Abraham.
    • "Miraculous, Mystical, Mysterious: The Lives of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier in the Faith of English Catholics, 1686-1688," Kendra Willey.

March 2009

  • March 18: Pamella O. Long, NEH Research Fellow, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Engineering the Eternal City: Rome, 1557-1590," at 3:15 in Humanities Building 142. A reception will follow.
  • March 20: Laurence Marvin of Berry College will deliver a lecture entitled "A War Like No Other? Massacre in the South of France, 1209-1219." The lecture will take place in Humanities Building 142 at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • March 23: Dr. Jacob Lassner, Phillip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilization and History at Northwestern University in Chicago will deliver a lecture entitled, "Is There a Mutually Acceptable Islamic Solution to the Arab-Israel Conflict?" The lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Busch Student Center, Saint Louis Room (Room 300).

February 2009

  • February 11: Andrew La Zella of De Paul University will deliver a lecture entitled, "Matter, Potency, and Contingency in Siger of Brabant's Metaphysics." The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Humanities Building 142. A reception will follow.
  • February 13: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet in the CMRS Seminar Room at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the essay: Paul E. Chevedden, "The Islamic View and the Christian View of the Crusades: A New Synthesis," History 93 (2008): 181-200 . Copies of the essay will be available in the CMRS office.
  • February 20: Andrew Jones, a Doctoral Student in History, will deliver a lecture to the Crusades Studies Forum entitled, "Crusaders, Barbarians, and the Fall of Constantinople in the History of Nicetas Choniates." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Humanities Building.
  • February 20: A Welcome Reception will be held for the incoming NEH Research Fellow, Pamella O. Long, at 4:00 p.m. in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area.
  • February 27: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet in the CMRS Seminar Room at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the essay: Norman Housley, "Consequences: The Effect of the Crusades on the Development of Europe and Interfaith Relations," in Contesting the Crusades (Oxford, 2006), pp. 144-66 . Copies of the essay will be available in the CMRS office.

January 2009

  • January 16: A Welcome Reception will be held for the incoming NEH Research Fellow, Andrew La Zella of De Paul University, at 4:00 p.m. in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area.

 

December 2008

  • December 5: Vincent Ryan, a Doctoral Candidate in History will deliver a lecture to the Crusades Studies Forum entitled "The New Knighthood and the Idealized Lady: Templar Devotion to the Virgin Mary." The lecture will take place in the CMRS Seminar Room at 3:00 p.m.
  • December 10: Dr. Jodi Bilinkoff of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro will deliver the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Lecture at 3:15 p.m. in the Knights Room of Pius XII Library. Dr. Bilinkoff will speak on "Missionary Lives: Narratives from Seventeenth-Century Spanish America and French Canada." She is the author of numerous studies, including The Avila of Saint Teresa: Religious Reform in a Sixteenth Century City (Cornell, 1989) and Related Lives: Confessors and their Female Penitents, 1450-1750 (Cornell, 2005). A wine and cheese reception will follow the lecture

November 2008

  • November 7: Jay Rubenstein, Associate Professor of History and 2007 MacArthur Fellow from the University of Tennessee will deliver a public lecture, "The First Crusade and the End of the World." The lecture will take place in the Grand Hall, DuBourg Hall at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • November 14: A Welcome Reception will be held for Dr. Nancy van Deusen of Claremont Graduate University, who is the current NEH Research Fellow. The reception will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area.
  • November 20: Dr. Susan L'Engle of the Vatican Film Library will deliver a lecture entitled "Reading the Body in Medieval Manuscripts," which will highlight images available in the collections of Saint Louis University. The lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Knights Room of Pius XII Library.
  • November 21: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet in the CMRS Seminar Room at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the essay: Bernard S. Bachrach, "Papal War Aims in 1096: The Option not Chosen," in In Laudem Hierosolymitani: Studies in the Crusades and Medieval Culture in Honor of Benjamin Z. Kedar (Aldershot, 2007), pp. 319-341. Copies of the essay will be available in the CMRS office.

October 2008

  • October 2-4: The Thirty-Fourth Annual Southeastern Medieval Association Meeting will be held at Saint Louis University in the Busch Student Center. Program and registration information is available at the association website.
  • October 10: A Welcome Reception for the NEH Research Fellow, Dr. Roman Krivko of the Russian Academy of Sciences, will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area. All CMRS Affiliated Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to attend.
  • October 17: Bob Charron of the Saint Martin's Academy of Medieval Arms will give a public demonstration of medieval swordfighting techniques. The demonstration will take place in Tegler Hall at 4:00 p.m.
  • October 17-18: The Thirty-Fifth Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies will be held in the Pere Marquette Gallery in DuBourg Hall. For conference and registration information see the website.
  • October 26-29: An international conference, Beyond Saints and Scholars: Irish Medieval Studies in the Twenty-First Century, will be held on campus. For program and registration information, see the website.
  • October 29: Roman Krivko of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow will deliver a lecture entitled, "Towards the Typology of the Byzantine Service Menaia." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Xavier Hall 332. A reception will follow.

September 2008

  • September 5: Professor Patricia Fortini Brown of Princeton University will deliver a public lecture entitled "Seen But Not Heard: Renaissance Children and their Visual World." Professor Brown is the author of numerous books and studies on Renaissance art and the history and culture of Renaissance Venice. The lecture will take place in the Grand Hall, Dubourg Hall at 3:30 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • September 5: Anne Romine, a Doctoral Student in History, will deliver a lecture to the Crusades Studies Forum entitled, "Innocent III and the Christianization of Livonia." It will be held in the CMRS Seminar Room, Humanities Building Third Floor, at 3:00 p.m.
  • September 12: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet in the CMRS Seminar Room at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the article: Elizabeth Lapina, "Nec signis nec testibus creditur: The Problem of Eyewitnesses in the Chronicles of the First Crusade, " Viator 38 (2007): 117-139. Copies of the article will be available in the CMRS office.
  • September 19: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet in the CMRS Seminar Room at 3:00 p.m. to discuss the essay: Jean Flori, "Ideology and Motivations in the First Crusade," in Palgrave Advances in the Crusades, ed. H. Nicholson (New York, 2005), pp. 15-36. Copies of the essay will be available in the CMRS office.
  • September 19: The Annual Welcome Reception for Affiliated Faculty and Graduate Students will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area.
  • September 26: Professor Gary Dickson of the University of Edinburgh will deliver a public lecture entitled, "The Children's Crusade and Medieval Childhood." Professor Dickson is the author of Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory (2008). The lecture will take place in DuBourg Hall 157 at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • September 26: Professor Geoffrey Greatrex will deliver a lecture entitled "Patriarchs and Politics in Early Sixth-Century Constantinople: Macedonius, Epiphanius, and the Historiograpy of Pseudo-Zacharias Rhetor." The lecture will take place in Humanities Building 142 at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
  • September 30: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen of George Washington University will deliver a lecture entitled, "Green Children from Another World." Dr. Cohen is an Associate Professor and Chair of English at GWU. His numerous books include Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages (University of Minnesota, 1999), Medieval Identity Machines (University of Minnesota, 2003), Hybridity, Identity, and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain: Of Difficult Middles (Palgrave, 2006), and Cultural Diversity in Medieval Britain: Archipelago, Island, England (Palgrave, 2008). The lecture will take place in Xavier Hall 332. A reception will follow.

May 2008

  • May 2: The Annual Kalamazoo Dry Run Papers will be held at 3:00 p.m. in Humanities Building 342. The papers this year will be:
    • Anne Romine, "When Constantinople Didn't Fall: Marshall Boucicaut's Expedition of 1399."
    • David Parnell, "The General Chilbudius and Identity in Early Byzantium."
    • Jill Fitzgerald, "Twentieth-Century Clerkes of Oxenford: Chaucer Amid the 'Lit. and Lang.' Dispute."
    • Adam L. Hoose, "Non veni pacem mittere sed gladium: Francis of Assisi's Way of Peace?"
  • May 2: The last CMRS Happy Hour of the 07/08 academic year will be at 4:30 in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area. Affiliated faculty and students are cordially invited to attend.
  • May 7: Graduate Student Presentations on Religious Transformations in the Early Reformation. The presentations will be held in the Humanities Building at 3:15 p.m. A reception will follow. Presenters are:
    • Matthew Gramlich, "The Good Shepherd: A Social History of the Lutheran Pastor in the Reformation."
    • Adam Hoose, "Forbidden Prayers and Illicit Rites: The Calvinist Campaign Against Popery."
    • Doug Dysart, "The Henrician Reformation in Wales and in the North."
  • May 8-11: The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will sponsor 11 sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo -- more than any other sponsoring organization or institution. All Congress attendees are invited to attend the Center's Reception at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 in Fetzer 1035.
  • May 12: A Retirement Celebration for Thomas Shippey, Walter J. Ong Professor of English and Former Interim Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, will begin with a lecture by Paul Szarmach, Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America. The title of the lecture is "Daring Daughters and a Happy Harlot" and it will be delivered at 2:00 p.m. in Busch Student Center 256.

April 2008

  • April 2: Welcome Reception for Professor Thomas Mayer of Augustana College will be held in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • April 4: The Crusades Studies Forum will host a discussion of: James M. Powell, "Church and Crusade: Frederick II and Louis IX," Catholic Historical Review 63 (2007): 251-264. The discussion will take place in Humanities Building 342 at 3:00 p.m. Copies of the article will be available in the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Office (HU 140).
  • April 11: The Crusades Studies Forum will host a discussion of: Norman Housley, "The Eschatological Imperative: Messianism and Holy War in Europe, 1260-1556," in Toward the Millennium: Messianic Expectations from the Bible to Waco (Leiden, 1998), pp. 123-50. The discussion will take place in Humanities Building 342 at 3:00 p.m. Copies of the article will be available in the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Office (HU 140).
  • April 18: Deborah Gerish, Associate Professor of History at Emporia State University will deliver a lecture, "Kingship through the Queen's Eyes: Melisende of Jerusalem and Royal Identity." The lecture will take place in Humanities Building 142 at 3:00 p.m. A reception will follow.  
  • April 24: Professor David Murphy of the Department of Modern and Classical Studies will deliver the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Annual Lecture at 3:15 p.m. in the Knights Room of Pius XII Library. The title of the lecture is "Scansion at the Service of Relative Chronology: Syllabic Sonants in Old Czech." A reception will follow.
  • April 25: Walker Cosgrove, a Doctoral Candidate in History will deliver a presentation entitled "Righting the Ship: the Clergy of Languedoc on the Eve of the Albigensian Crusade." It will take place in Humanities Building 342 at 3:00 p.m.
  • April 28: A Symposium will be held on the occasion of the publication of Professor John Renard's groundbreaking book, Friends of God: Islamic Images of Piety, Commitment, and Servanthood (University of California Press, 2008). It will take place in the Grand Hall, Dubourg Hall at noon. Light refreshments will be served.
  • April 29: Professor Thomas Mayer of Augustana College and the American Academy in Rome will deliver a lecture entitled, "Trying Galileo," at 3:30 p.m. in Humanities Building 142. A reception will follow.

March 2008

  • March 14: Professor Daniel Heider of the University of South Bohemia will deliver a lecture entitled "Hurtado de Mendoza on Universals." The lecture will be held in Humanities Building 142 at 3:15 p.m. A reception will follow.

February 2008

  • February 8: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the essay: Michael Angold, "Byzantine Politics vis-a-vis the Fourth Crusade," in Urbs Capta: The Fourth Crusade and its Consequences (Lethielleux, 2005), 55-68. Copies of the article will be available in the CMRS office.
  • February 21: Welcome Reception for Professor Daniel Heider of the University of South Bohemia. The Reception will be held in the Humanities Building Third Floor Common Area from 3 - 5 p.m.
  • February 22: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss the essay: Andrew Jotischky, "Ethnographic Attitudes in the Crusader States," in East and West in the Crusader States, vol. 3 (Leuven, 2003), 1-19. Copies of the article will be available in the CMRS office.
  • February 29: Professor Maureen Quigley of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts will deliver a lecture entitled "Romancing the (Very Recent) Past: Reality, Fantasy, and the Crusade Manuscripts at the Court of Philip VI of Valois." The lecture will be held in the Pere Marquette Gallery in Dubourg Hall at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the Humanities Building.