September 22: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss, Mohamad El Merheb, "Louis IX in Medieval Arabic Sources: The Saint, the King, and the Sicilian Connection," Al-Masaq 28.3 (2016): 282-301, at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
September 29: Frank T. Coulson, Professor of Classics and Director of Palaeography at The Ohio State University, will deliver a lecture entitled, "Why the Vulgate Commentary of Ovid?" The lecture will take place at 3:15 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.
October 6: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss, Sean Field, "Torture and Confession in the Templar Interrogations at Caen, 28-29 October 1307," Speculum 91.2 (2016): 297-327, at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
October 6-7: The conference San Fernando (1217-1252) and His Age will be held at SLU Madrid. It is part of a continuing series of international conferences concerning aspects of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish interactions in the Mediterranean World. This fifth installment will examine the transformative reign of San Fernando, king of Castile-León and nephew of our own Saint Louis, and through international dialogue will provide a re-evaluation and re-contextualization of his place on the local, regional and international stages. Participants in the conference include Dr. Ana Rodríguez López (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), Dr. Martín Alvira Cabrer (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Dr. Carlos de Ayala Martínez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid); Dr. José Manuel Rodríguez García (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) Dr. Francisco García Fitz (Universidad de Extremedura), Dr. Bárbara Boloix Gallardo (Universidad de Granada), Dr. Teresa Witcombe (University of Bristol) and Dr. Simon Barton (University of Central Florida).
October 13-14: The Annual "Manuscripta" Conference will be held on campus. The public Lowrie J. Daly, S.J. Lecture will be delivered this year by Marianna Shreve Simpson of the University on Pennsylvania. The title of the lecture is "Persian Manuscripts and the Meaning of Masterpiece." It will be delivered at 4:00 p.m. on October 13 in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium of the John Cook School of Business.
October 18: The New Chaucer Society/SLU Postdoctoral Fellow, Ryan Perry of the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver a lecture entitled "Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and the Aesthetics of Incompleteness." The lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in Adorjan Hall 142. A reception will follow.
October 27: M. Cecilia Gaposchkin of Dartmouth College will deliver a lecture entitled, "Processions, Penance, and Performance: The Pre-Battle Processions of the First Crusade." The lecture will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the Sinquefield Stateroom, DuBourg Hall. A reception will follow.
November 9: Luke Yarbrough (History) will deliver a lecture entitled, "A Christian Shi'ite? An Alternative Medieval Vision of Muslim/Non-Muslim Relations." The lecture will take place at 4:00 p.m. in the Center for Global Citizenship, Seminar Room 124.
November 10: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss, Anna Gutgarts, "The Earthly Landscape of the Heavenly City: A New Framework for the Examination of the Urban Development of Frankish Jerusalem," Al-Masaq 28.3 (2016): 265-281, at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
December 1: The Crusades Studies Forum will meet to discuss, Iris Shagrir and Netta Amir, "The Persecution of the Jews in the First Crusade: Liturgy, Memory, and Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture," Speculum 92.2 (2017): 405-428, at 3:00 p.m. in the CMRS Seminar Room, Third Floor, Adorjan Hall.
June 18-20: The Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be held on campus. For more information go to http://smrs.slu.edu.