2018-19 Medieval Studies Lecture Series Continues This Spring

February 6, 2019
Dīwān of Hāfiz Persian manuscript, 926H/1520 CE. Islamic Manuscripts, Garrett no. 62G, fol. 3a. Courtesy of the Princeton University Library

The 2018-19 Medieval Studies Lecture series titled “Scribal Cultures of the Middle Ages,” continues this Spring with a talk by Warren Brown (California Institute of Technology) on February 19.

Forthcoming lectures:

February 19, 4:30 pm, 106 McCormick
Warren Brown, California Institute of Technology,
Lecture:  “Not Just for the Church: Laypeople’s Use of Documents in the Carolingian Era”

March 4, 4:30pm, 209 Scheide Caldwell
Massimiliano Bassetti and Marco Stoffella, University of Verona,
Lecture: “The Ghost of Pacificus of Verona. Correctio and Emendatio as a political Agenda North and South of the Alps”

March 5, 4:30 pm, 209 Scheide Caldwell
Marco Stoffella, University of Verona
Seminar: “Private Charters and the Making of Local Communities in Early Medieval Tuscany”

March 6, 4:30 pm, 209 Scheide Caldwell
Massimiliano Bassetti, University of Verona
Seminar: “How Early Medieval Culture was built with Late-Antique Bricks: Scripts, and Books, between Ravenna, Verona, and Bobbio”

March 12, 4:30-6:00pm, Firestone Library, Rare Books and Special Collections
Michael Kleiner, University of Göttingen and Wendy Laura Belcher (Comparative Literature)
Presentation: “Of Remorseless Cannibals and Loving Scribes: Samples and Highlights from Princeton’s Collection of Ethiopian Manuscripts”
Co-sponsored by the Humanities Council and Department of Comparative Literature

April 9, 4:30 pm, 106 McCormick
Eve Krakowski (Near Eastern Studies)
Lecture: “A Hebrew Renaissance in 10th Century Egypt: The Mystery of the Earliest Medieval Jewish Documents”

April 16, 4:30 pm, 209 Scheide Caldwell
Sonja Drimmer, University of Massachusetts
Lecture: “Scribal Illuminators and the Making of Middle English Literature

Fall 2018 lectures:

October 9, 4:30pm, 010 East Pyne
Anna Maria Babbi, University of Verona
Lecture: “Ovide Moralisé: Manuscript Tradition and Translation Strategies”

November 27, 4:30 pm, 209 Scheide Caldwell
Michelle Armstrong-Partida, University of Texas, El Paso
Workshop: “Studying Concubinage: Gender and Sources Across the Mediterranean”

2018-19 Lecture Series Poster


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