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Past Medieval Studies Programs

Past Programs

Friday, September 25, 2015
Medieval Studies Program
2015-16 Medieval Studies Symposium
Please register to attend by 10 am Thursday, September 24
This symposium will bring together scholars from complementary disciplinary perspectives who are revolutionizing the ways we think about what medieval drama is and its wider contexts. Schedule 9:30 am: Coffee and continental breakfast 10 am - noon: Session 1
Friday, September 25, 2015
Medieval Studies Program
Please register by 10 am Thursday, September 24
It's no long shot to guess what happens now. What I saved up, he stole; I sowed, he reaped; I beat the bushes, and he got the bird. I live, though lack a soul: he took it with her. I wonder how I'll live, inanimate. I'm me and I am not; I'm dead, but speak. From nothing back to nothing: that is me. To be and not to be, that's my complaint.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Medieval Studies Program
A Symposium Honoring Barbara H. Rosenwein
Barbara H. Rosenwein has been an animating presence in the Chicago medieval studies community for more than four decades.
Friday, February 15, 2013Saturday, February 16, 2013
Medieval Studies Program
Piety, Ritual, and Heresy: The Varieties of Medieval Religious Experience
We are pleased to announce that the 2013 annual conference of the Illinois Medieval Association, co-sponsored by Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, will take place at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Medieval Studies Program
The Poetry of the Stars, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
The Poetry of the Stars, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Friday, February 25, 2011
Medieval Studies Program
Transmission, Scale, and Interaction in the Arts and Architecture of the Medieval Mediterranean, 1000 to 1500
This symposium brought together scholars working in art and architectural history and archaeology to consider the mechanisms of cross-cultural exchange in the medieval Mediterranean world, and specifically the question of how styles, motifs, and techniques were transmitted in architecture and the monumental arts versus the portable arts.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Medieval Studies Program
Rebellion and Submission in Late Medieval LondonBarbara Hanawalt, Ohio State University, emerita Learn more about Center for Renaissance Studies programs.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Medieval Studies Program
Session 1: Disability in the Middle Ages Chair: Sandra Sufian, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, March 30, 2007
Medieval Studies Program
Sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University Welcome Leah S. Marcus, Vanderbilt UniversityHolly Tucker, Vanderbilt University
Friday, October 22, 2004
Medieval Studies Program
The Cult of Christ’s Blood in the 15th Century: The Case of WilsnackCaroline Walker Bynum, Princeton University Learn more about Center for Renaissance Studies programs.
Friday, June 4, 2004
Medieval Studies Program
A Symposium in Honor of Sandra Hindman
Wednesday, September 11, 2002Saturday, September 14, 2002
Medieval Studies Program
Responsabilite scientifique: Dominique de Courcelles, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CERPHl-ENS Lyon.Co-organisateurs: Marcel Tetel, Emeritus, Duke University; Paul Saenger et Carla Zecher, Newberry Library.
Thursday, February 21, 2002Sunday, February 24, 2002
Medieval Studies Program
Sponsored by the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, The Evelyn Dunbar Memorial Early Music Festival, the Northwestern University School of Music, and the Northwestern University Program in the Study of Imagination. The Evelyn Dunbar Memorial Early Music Festivals have been made possible through the generous support of Northwestern alumni Ruth Dunbar Davee and her late husband, Ken M.
Monday, October 1, 2001
Medieval Studies Program
Lecture: Bloody Good: The Chivalric Heritage of the Great War Workshop: Heroic Masculinity, Gender, and the Reconceptualization of Chivalry Allen J. Frantzen, Loyola University Chicago
Friday, November 10, 2000
Medieval Studies Program
Lecture: Menstruation and Monstrous Births: Women’s Blood and Medieval Fictions Workshop: The History of Gender: Pleasures, Passions, and Pedagogy Led by Peggy McCracken, University of Michigan
Friday, September 22, 2000Saturday, September 23, 2000
Medieval Studies Program
Sponsored by the University of Chicago; and by the Department of French and Italian, the Anonymous Fund, the Institute of Research in the Humanities, and the Humanities Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Friday, September 22, at the Newberry Library
Friday, April 28, 2000
Medieval Studies Program
Roundtable Discussion: Women and Religion
Friday, January 28, 2000
Medieval Studies Program
Lecture: Women and the Law in Late Medieval Europe Maria Teresa Guerra Medici, University of Rome, now at Università degli Studi di Camerino Learn more about Center for Renaissance Studies programs.
Friday, November 12, 1999
Medieval Studies Program
Lecture: Prostitutes, Celebrity, and Print Culture in Renaissance Venice: The Case of Tullia d’AragonaDiana Robin, University of New Mexico, now emerita
Friday, November 13, 1998
Medieval Studies Program
Un amour ambigu: l'amour naturel de Guillaume de Saint-Thierry aux derniers troubadours
Learn about the speaker: Michel Zink, College de France Learn more about Center for Renaissance Studies programs.
Friday, March 6, 1998Saturday, March 7, 1998
Medieval Studies Program
Sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago and organized by Peggy McCracken, University of Illinois at Chicago (now at University of Michigan) Friday, March 6 Welcome and introducton
Monday, April 28, 1997Saturday, May 3, 1997
Medieval Studies Program
The Family, Property, and the State Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.
Monday, December 2, 1996Saturday, December 7, 1996
Medieval Studies Program
Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.
Monday, October 28, 1996Saturday, November 2, 1996
Medieval Studies Program
Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.
Friday, October 11, 1996Friday, November 15, 1996
Medieval Studies Program
Jean-Claude Schmitt, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Monday, May 13, 1996Saturday, May 18, 1996
Medieval Studies Program
Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.
Monday, February 12, 1996Saturday, February 17, 1996
Medieval Studies Program
Part of “Teaching Gender in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a series of lectures open to the public, and related workshops open by application to faculty from the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium.
Friday, March 4, 1994Saturday, March 5, 1994
Medieval Studies Program
By acknowledging the alterity of medieval constructions of sexuality, scholars are beginning to redefine the way we read medieval culture. What connections exist between sexuality and other cultural practices? What specific ideologies inform medieval sexuality?
Saturday, May 1, 1993
Medieval Studies Program
Focusing on the ramifications of theories of memory for literary theory and practice, art and architecture, historiography, philosophy, and the performing arts, this symposium offered new and diverse perspectives on future directions for studies of the ars memorandi in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Participants
Friday, November 13, 1992
Medieval Studies Program
Speakers: Albert Ascoli, Northwestern University (now at University of California, Berkeley); JoAnn Cavallo, Columbia University; Lawrence Rhu, University of South Carolina; and
Friday, April 24, 1992
Medieval Studies Program
This symposium provided both a broad overview of the Newberry Library Special Collections and a detailed exposition of the library’s strengths in medieval and Renaissance materials. Sponsored by the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Friday, November 22, 1991Saturday, November 23, 1991
Medieval Studies Program
This continued a program initiated in 1988-89 with the goal of integrating music into teaching of other medieval and Renaissance subjects. Teams of faculty from diverse disciplines at selected consortium campuses collaborated to design on-campus symposia to demonstrate points of intersection or parallels between music and other disciplines in the medieval and early modern periods.
Saturday, November 9, 1991
Medieval Studies Program
Rhetoric and Personal Expression in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance
Christine de Pisan and Michel de Montaigne represent two eras connected by unmistakable bonds of tradition and affinity. Through an examination of the discourses of these two authors, workshop participants considered questions of historical continuity and discontinuity; aesthetic and ideological symmetries and dissymmetries; gender-based particularity; and cultural rootedness.
Friday, October 4, 1991Saturday, October 5, 1991
Medieval Studies Program
The Poetics of Lyric Insertions
The romances with lyric insertions that first appeared in early thirteenth-century France immediately achieved widespread popularity. This interdisciplinary conference investigated conceptions governing their production and reception.
Friday, May 3, 1991Saturday, May 4, 1991
Medieval Studies Program
Women and Gender in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Tuesday, March 19, 1991Tuesday, April 23, 1991
Medieval Studies Program
The Culture of Flowers
This seminar focused on the appearance and commodification of flowers in medieval and Renaissance Europe, exploring the symbolic, aesthetic, and economic status of flowers as an aspect of the growth of capitalism.
Friday, March 9, 1990Saturday, March 10, 1990
Medieval Studies Program
This conference took the decade marking the end of the twentieth century as the context for examining the future of the study of medieval French literature. Participants discussed what the Middle Ages will look like from the perspective of the 1990s and what paradigms will influence criticism of medieval French literature as we move toward the twenty-first century.
Friday, February 2, 1990Saturday, February 3, 1990
Medieval Studies Program
This symposium was designed to provide both a broad overview of the Newberry Library Special Collections and a detailed exposition of some of the library’s strengths. Friday, February 2
Tuesday, May 3, 1988Thursday, May 26, 1988
Medieval Studies Program
Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic LoveR. Howard Bloch, University of Calfornia, Berkeley
Tuesday, April 5, 1988Wednesday, April 6, 1988
Medieval Studies Program
Caroline Walker Bynum, University of Washington (now at Columbia University) Tuesday, April 5: The Theology of the Body in the Thirteenth Century
Thursday, October 1, 1987Saturday, October 3, 1987
Medieval Studies Program
This conference focused on one of the key literary works of the late Middle Ages, the Romance of the Rose, from a variety of literary and art historical perspectives.
Thursday, April 3, 1986Saturday, April 5, 1986
Medieval Studies Program
This conference focused on the interaction between aspects of law and the humanities. Sponsored by Northeastern Illinois University with support from the American Bar Foundation and the American Society for Legal History and organized by Sue Sheridan Walker, Northeastern Illinois University.
Tuesday, October 22, 1985
Medieval Studies Program
This seminar concentrated on urban violence related to particular periods and events; for example, the destruction of buildings seen as symbols of power, and pillages, particularly those against Jews, that accompanied elections of new popes, deaths of popes, and the accession to power of secular princes.
Thursday, March 29, 1984Saturday, March 31, 1984
Medieval Studies Program
This conference centered around the question of how chivalry as an ideal could have exerted such influence on literature and the arts, long after it had disappeared as a social reality. All sessions were held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Thursday, November 10, 1983
Medieval Studies Program
Directed by Lilian Randall, Curator of Manuscripts, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore This was one of a series of workshops sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies during the 1983-84 academic year, that focused on methodology and training in the techniques needed to conduct research with original sources in Renaissance studies.
Saturday, April 26, 1975
Medieval Studies Program
The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979. Organized by Julius Kirshner, University of Chicago. Welcome Richard Brown, Newberry Library
Saturday, May 4, 1974
Medieval Studies Program
The Renaissance Conference was held at the Newberry Library for many years prior to the founding of the Center for Renaissance Studies in 1979. Organized by Aldo Scaglione, University of North Carolina. Welcome Lawrence W. Towner, Newberry Library