Upcoming Events at the Center
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).