Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will take place on alternate Fridays in Rosenwald 405 from 12:30-2:00 pm. Coffee, tea, and snacks available. Please contact the coordinators, Jacqueline Victor (jgvictor@uchicago.edu) and Sam Baudinette (sbaudinette@uchicago.edu) if you have questions or need accommodation.

APRIL 5: Luke Fidler, PhD candidate, Art History. “The Carceral Function in Medieval Art.”

APRIL 19: Kirsten Lopez, PhD student, Romance Languages and Literatures. “Outliving Death: Cemeteries as Spaces of Immortalization in Medieval French Quests.”

MAY 3: Jonathan Lyon, Associate Professor of History. “Wicked Advocates, Divine Vengeance: A Millennium of European Fantasies about Murdering Local Officials”

MAY 7: Patrick Boucheron, Professor and Chair History of the Powers of Western Europe, 13th-16th Centuries at the Collège de France. “France in the World : A Medievalist Reflects on the ‘Master Narrative’” — 4.30PM in Social Sciences Research Building 224. A reception will follow.

MAY 8: Patrick Boucheron, Professor and Chair History of the Powers of Western Europe, 13th-16th Centuries at the Collège de France. “Tenter l’expérience : les conditions de l’inventivité politique au Moyen Âge.” Co-sponsored by the Early Modern and Mediterranean Workshop and the Chicago France Center– 12PM in Rosenwald 405.

MAY 17: Sara Ritchey, Chicago alumna and Associate Professor of History at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. “Rhythmic Medicine: Poetry and the Pulse in Beguine Psalters.”

MAY 24: Christina Llanes, PhD candidate, “The Darkness in Christ’s Eyes: Towards a Vernacular Theology of Divine Passibility in the Works of Angela of Foligno”

MAY 31: Fiona Griffiths, Professor of History at Stanford University, will give a public talk entitled “Marriage Metaphors in Medieval Monastic Life.” 12:30pm, CSGS Community Room.

JUNE 7: Teaching the Middle Ages in Context: A special workshop session. Please join us to discuss a variety of resources and approaches for teaching medieval topics and materials. 9am-3pm, Rosenwald 405. Lunch is provided.

JUNE 7: End of year dinner at the home of Prof. Benjamin Saltzman. The dinner will not be a potluck.

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