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International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 11-14, 2011
On Friday, May 13, three sessions will be sponsored by the UF Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Florin Curta organized all three.
Session 201: Cyril and Methodius: New Research on the Cyrillo-Methodian Mission and Its Aftermath
Session 328, Papers by Undergraduates II, includes presentations by recent UF graduates Mead Bowen and Emerson Richards.
Undergraduate Conference in Knoxville, April 8 2011
The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is excited to announce its first undergraduate conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Friday, April 8, 2011. The theme for the conference is “Mysticism, Heresy, and Witchcraft,” but papers addressing any topic within the areas of Medieval and Renaissance Studies are gladly welcomed. The conference is open to undergraduate students throughout North America. Five $100 travel grants will be awarded to non-UT students on a competitive basis. A $15 registration fee will be collected on the day of the conference.
"Cosmic Time and the Dialogue Between Faith and History," Mon 4/4
Euan Cameron is arguably North America’s foremost authority on religion in the late medieval and early modern world. He is the Henry Luce III Professor of Reformation History at Union Seminary with a concurrent appointment in the religion department of Columbia University. He will be giving a public lecture on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 pm in Library West, Room 212—to the right of the circulation desk.
The Beast and the Book: Cervantes Symposium at UF, April 9
On Saturday April 9 UF will be hosting the Fifth Annual Florida Cervantes Symposium. In addition to the schedule of sessions listed on the program, I call your attention to the Keynote Address which will be given by Dr. Adrienne Martín, Vice President of the Cervantes Society of America and Professor of Spanish at UC Davis. Author of An Erotic Philology of Golden Age Spain (2008), Dr. Martín will be speaking on “Cervantes and Animal Studies”. At the reception following her address, the Alachua Consort will perform selections of early Iberian music, including the first movement of Sephardic female composer, Leonor Duarte’s Sinfonía. Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere: Florida Cervantes Symposium
"Motive in Music and Motivation in Scholarship": A lecture by Jennifer Thomas
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:00–3:50 p.m., Music Building Room 144
In 1964, Lewis Lockwood tantalizingly closed his seminal article on Renaissance parody technique thus: “a sense of motivic organization . . . would eventually grow, under very different means of harmonic extension and control, into one of the permanently significant modes of Western musical thinking.”
Princes and Religion: Daoism and Elite Patronage from the Ming Princely Institution
4 February, 12:00 pm, Walker 201D (Center for Jewish Studies Conference Room)
Lecture by Will Hasty on 3/17: On Gottfried Leibniz's Attempted Christianization of China with Binary Arithmetic
Thursday, March 17., 5:10 pm, Pugh Hall, Room 120: An Early Modern Case of Globalization: On Gottfried Leibniz's Attempted Christianization of China with Binary Arithmetic, presented by Professor Will Hasty. Part of the Spring 2011 LLC Colloquia. For more information contact Dr. Galina Rylkova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Early Modern Reading Group hosted a lecture by Prof. R. Allen Shoaf entitled "Affinity Natural and Unnatural in Lucretius and Shakespeare" next Wednesday (January 12) at 4 p.m. in Pugh 210. All interested graduate students, professors, undergraduates, and friends are invited!
Japanese Traditional Music and Tales, December 1, 2010, 5:30 pm. Pugh 170
Yoko Hiraoka returns to UF to play her Japanese biwa, a type of lute. Music written for the biwa often commemorated events such as large- scale battles and the instrument is used in narative singing.
Medieval economics lecture, 4 PM, 8/4/10, 025 Keene-Flint Hall
"A Fresh Look at the De Roover Thesis: From Damn Lies to Statistics. " Dr A. Mark Smith, Curator’s Professor of History, Professor of Medieval History & History of Science, University of Missouri
Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo
Professor Florin Curta (History/MEMS) organized four sessions at the 2010 International Congress on Medieval Studies under the sponsorship of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies:
Friday, May 14:
Saturday, May 15:
Also of note are the two sessions on Theories of Medieval Literature sponsored by Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Modern Studies, in honor of Al and Judy Shoaf of MEMS. Friday May 14, Sessions 265 and 332 .
17th biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, March 11-13, 2010
Our website is here: http://faculty.ncf.edu/medievalstudies/
Vagantes conference, Albuquerque, March 11-13, 2010
In 2010, the University of New Mexico will host the annual graduate student medieval conference, Vagantes.
NB the conflict with the New College conference.
UF New College Presentations, March 3 & 5, Flint Library
Several of our grad. students will be presenting papers at the biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the end of next week. At least three of them would like to do a dry-run of their presentations for the conference and would very much appreciate and benefit from your feedback. Each paper will be 20 minutes followed by a short time for questions.
Wed., March 3, 4:00
Fri., March 5, 3:00-4:00
Redeeming the Memory of an “Arian” Past: Representation of Mission in the Fifth Century
Convergences and Conversions: The Merchant of Venice into the 21st Century, March 1-2, Ustler Hall Atrium
Monday March 1, 7:30 pm: Scenes from The Merchant of Venice, directed by Sidney Homan. Reception following.
Tuesday, March 2, 10-noon: Discussion of Sarah Kofman's essay "Conversions. The Merchant of Venice Under the Sign of Saturn" http://web.jst.ufl.edu/pdf/ConversionsEnglish001.pdf. Introduction by Mary Beth Mader (University of Memphis), followed by a public discussion with the Posen Seminar in Secular Judaism, chaired by Mary Beth Mader and Nina Caputo (History)
Tuesday, March 2, 1:30-3:00 Panel moderated by Mary Watt (Languages, Literatures, and
Tuesday, March 2, 3:30-5:30 Roundtable discussion of Janet Adelman's Blood Relations: Christian and Jew in The Merchant of Venice (2008): Shifra Armon (Spanish and Portuguese); Nina Caputo (History); Lyrissa Lidsky (Law); Peter Rudnytsky (English); R. Allen Shoaf (English); chaired by Mitchell Hart (History)
Cervantes lecture, Thurs. Feb. 25, 9:30 a.m.
Prague Meets Madrid in Toledo: Sexual Violence and Political Unconscious in Cervantes’s “La fuerza de la sangre” by Professor Shifra Armon
New UF library resource: Artstor
ARTstor, a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes, is now available for use at UF. For a more detailed overview, please click here http://bit.ly/4RuSmF.
To access the ARTstor digital library, please click here http://library.artstor.org/library/welcome.html#1
UF's subscription will provide a rich resource for medieval and early modern studies.
4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium, University of South Florida Libraries, Tampa, Feb. 18-19, 2010
Encountering the “Other” in the Medieval World: Textual Examinations of Resistance and Reconciliation across the Traditions, 500-1500
This year’s keynote speaker and senior scholar is Dr. David Nirenberg, the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor - John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, Department of History, and in the College - The University of Chicago.
Faithful Narratives: The Challenge of Religion in History
A colloquium consisting of four lectures in Fall 2008, four in Spring 2009, and four in Fall 2009.
Graduate students can sign up for a 1-credit course, HIS 6905: Religious History Colloquium, whose main material will be the four lectures each term. Contact Andrea Sterk & Nina Caputo or sign up with Kathleen in the History Department office.
Congratulations to Emerson Richards & Benjamin Weissman!
(April 2009) Emerson S. Richards (MEMS) and Benjamin Weissman (History) have been named to the the University Scholars Program. Their proposals were selected for funding by the University Honors Program.
Emerson Richards’s topic is “Cultural Diffusion of Arthurian Legend from 6th- 15th century Using the Character Mordred as Vehicle and Social Marker.”
Benjamin Weissman proposes "Political Alliances and Gift Giving Between Anglian England and Scandinavia", with an archaelogical focus.
Third Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium
February 19-20, 2009
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
University of South Florida/Tampa Library announces its Third Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium entitled: "Comparative Mysticism of the Middle Ages, 1000-1600"
Keynote Address: Michael Sells, John Henry Barrows Professor, University of Chicago
Vagantes 2009 at FSU
The medievalists of Florida State University have the honor of hosting the eighth annual Vagantes Medieval Graduate Student Conference on March 5-7, 2009. For more information, see www.vagantesconference.org
The next meeting will be April 17-18, 2009. Dr. Frances Andrews, from the University of St Andrews, will present a talk entitled "Religion and Public Life in Late Medieval Italy."
Early Music from Paris and the Loire Valley 3/31, 7:30 PM
The UF Motet Choir will perform a concert of Renaissance sacred music in the beautiful Baughman Center at Lake Alice Tuesday evening, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. The program is "Early Music from Paris and the Loire Valley" and includes works that were very well known and appreciated during their own time, but little known today. The music dates from the 12th, 13th, and 16th centuries. The concert is free and open to the public. The Baughman Center has a small parking lot adjacent. The space is not suitable for young children, as there is no ante-room of any kind.
Medieval Music Concert, Dec.16
Musica Vera is performing on December 16th at 7:30 pm in the University Auditorium. This concert will be free of charge.
MEMS Graduate Student Travel Stipend Awards
Katalin F. Rac,
Randi Marie Smith,
Matthew J. Snyder,
Ruff Life: Brown Bag Lecture 9/12
"Ruff Life: Masculine Court Community in Imperial Spain (1500-1700)"
This is part of the Gender Conversations series of the UF Center for Women's Studies & Gender Research: An Open Forum for Research Discussion
Paul Victor leaves UF Libraries
MEMS is sad to report that this August Paul Victor, Jr., left UF to take over as Head of Instructional & Research Support Services for the Eastern Washington University Library. This is a great move for Paul but we will miss him. Matthew Loving will be taking over the 1-credit Methods course Paul has been teaching for us.
47th Annual Meeting of the Florida Conference of Historians
The Florida Conference of Historians will meet on Feb. 28- March 1, 2008, hosted by Jacksonville Univ. on the beach at Jacksonville Beach, FL.
The 16th biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
will take place March 6-8 2008 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites one-page abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome.
More information will be posted on the conference website as it becomes available, including plenary speakers, conference events, and area attractions: http://faculty.ncf.edu/MedievalStudies
Game Day! From Medieval Times to Modern Age
This year's Carnevale Symposium celebrates Game
Day! Join us in late January and early February on campus and at the Thomas Center. First event: Wed. January 23, Medieval Times offers jousting on the Plaza of the Americas!
Spring 2008 Honors in Paris: "Court and Capital, 1364-1715"
Honors in Paris, Spring 2008 is open to students from all majors, and you do
not have to speak French to attend. Priority is given to students in the
Honors Program, but all students with a minimum 3.0 GPA are encouraged to
A course of special interest to MEM students will be taught by Dr. Elizabeth Ross, email@example.com).
Charlemagne Window at Chartres
September 19, 1:55 pm, Dauer Hall, Room 215
Entre Nous: March 21st
Florida Medievalists Spring Meeting: University of South Florida (Tampa) on Saturday, March 3, 2007. ; Keynote Speaker: Miguel de Asua, Professor of History of Science and Medicine at the Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires. Check the program at http://www.lib.usf.edu/flmedlst/
Soldiers, Saints and Scaramouche: The Iconography of the Sword: An exhibit of medieval arms and armor, lent by collectors throughout the region, at the Thomas Center from January 13 to February 19.
Lectures,The East in the West? Muslims and Jews in Christian Europe. Of speical interest:
Nov. 11 Florida MedievaList meeting
This meeting at the University of South Florida in Tampa should be worth attending. Check the Florida MedievaList homepage for updates and the program.
June 26-July 9 2006
Explore a medieval pilgrimage route through Northern Spain next summer with this two week, 3-credit travel-study course!
SPN 4956: Then and Now: The Medieval Pilgrimage Route to Santiago
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Will Hasty, 263 Dauer Hall, 273-3780
Mary Watt, 301 Pugh Hall, 392-2422
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Last Updated Wednesday, 24-Aug-2011 16:30:01 EDT