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Past Lecture Events

Fri, 4/30 · 12:00 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Race, Racecraft and Necropolitics in Greek Epic

Jackie Murray, University of Kentucky

Medievalists of Color; Program in Medieval Studies; Division for Identity Studies at the Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

Wed, 3/31 · 12:00 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Empires and Racialization: The Myth of the Martial Race

Nino Luraghi, Oxford University

Medievalists of Color; Program in Medieval Studies; Division for Identity Studies at the Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

Thu, 2/11 · 11:00 am · Virtual – via Zoom

Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity: Premodern Identities and the Trans-Atlantic Politics of Scholarship

Cord Whitaker, Wellesley College; Walter Pohl, University of Vienna

Medievalists of Color; Program in Medieval Studies; Division for Identity Studies at the Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

Fri, 2/5 · 1:00 pm2:30 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Islamic, Byzantine and Latin Exchange Systems in the Mediterranean (800-1150)

Chris Wickham, University of Oxford, Emeritus

Program in Near Eastern Studies; Humanities Council; Center for Collaborative History

December 14, 2020 · 12:00 pm2:00 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Seminar 3: What can we learn from the archeology of medieval Egypt that we can’t learn from the documents?

Chris Wickham, University of Oxford, Emeritus

Program in Near Eastern Studies; Humanities Council; Center for Collaborative History

December 9, 2020 · 10:00 am12:00 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Seminar 2: Reading Session on Arabic-script Documents

Chris Wickham, University of Oxford, Emeritus

Program in Near Eastern Studies; Humanities Council; Center for Collaborative History

December 7, 2020 · 9:00 am11:00 am · Virtual – via Zoom

Seminar 1: What can we learn from Arabic-script documents about economic exchange in medieval Egypt (800–1150)?

Chris Wickham, University of Oxford, Emeritus

Program in Near Eastern Studies; Humanities Council; Center for Collaborative History

November 23, 2020 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

The Light Ages? Reconstructing the Practices of Late Medieval Astronomy

Seb Falk, Cambridge University

History of Science; Program in Medieval Studies

November 10, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 6: General team discussion

Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Medieval Studies

November 3, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 5: Failing Strategies 2

Emmanuel Kreike, Department of History, Princeton; Thayer Patterson and Miguel Centeno, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Medieval Studies

October 27, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 4: Failing Strategies 1

Tom McGovern, Hunter College CUNY; Eric Cline, George Washington University

Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Medieval Studies

October 20, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 3 – Managing Risks: Some Farmers’ Perspectives

Benjamin Trump, US Army Corps of Engineering R & D Center; Edda Fields-Black, Carnegie Mellon University; Travis Folk, Folk Land management, Inc.; Daniel Hanks, Clemson University

Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Medieval Studies

October 19, 2020 · 12:00 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Racialization in Late Antique Italy and Italian Historiography

Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, City University of New York

Medievalists of Color; Program in Medieval Studies; Division for Identity Studies at the Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences; School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study

October 13, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 2: Risk Management and Historical Theory

Luke Kemp, University of Cambridge; Steven Hartman, University of Iceland

Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Medieval Studies

October 6, 2020 · 1:30 pm · Virtual – via Zoom

Past Answers to Current Concerns, Seminar 1: Lessons from the past? Terms of the debate and some examples

Hugh Elton, Trent University; John Haldon, Dept. of History, Princeton; Adam Izdebski, Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Human History; Lee Mordechai, Hebrew University Jerusalem; Merle Eisenberg, National Center for Socioenvironmental Synthesis, Annapolis; Tim Newfield, Georgetown University; Annelise Binois, University of Copenhagen

Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Medieval Studies

June 18, 2020 · 1:30 pm3:00 pm · via Zoom

From Healthscaping to Disease Tracing: Plague and Public Health After the Black Death

Abigail Agresta, George Washington University

Program in Medieval Studies; Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Humanities Council

June 11, 2020 · 1:30 pm3:00 pm · via Zoom

The Justinianic Plague: Apocalypse or Overblown?

Lee Mordechai, Hebrew University; Merle Eisenberg, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center in Annapolis

Program in Medieval Studies; Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Humanities Council

June 4, 2020 · 1:30 pm3:00 pm · via Zoom

Avoiding Plague like the Plague: Some Pathogenic Context for Late Antique Pandemics

Tim Newfield, Georgetown University, Washington

Program in Medieval Studies; Climate Change and History Research Initiative; Humanities Council

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