Dark Archives 20/20: A Voyage into the Medieval Unread and Unreadable

"A Three-day Voyage into the Medieval Unread and Unreadable: from its Micro- to Macrocosms, & the Promise for Future Medieval Scholarship This year, medieval primary materials have become physically inaccessible to researchers – and their archives literally dark – to a degree unknown since medieval studies first developed. And yet 2020 also caps a decade […]

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MAA Webinar: Para-academic Work for Medievalists

This webinar is the first of a pair on "Medieval Freelancing 101," which aim to provide resources for medievalists who need or choose to build freelance careers outside traditional academia. (The second session will be held on 9/22/2020.) The description below is from the MAA website. Although many medievalists are occupied with the challenges of […]

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Webinar: The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue

A lecture from Marina Rustow, Princeton University, discussing the content of her book of the same name. This webinar is part of the Silsila Fall 2020 Lecture Series, Islam in Africa: Material Histories "The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909–1171) survived in an unexpected place: the storage room, or geniza, of a synagogue in Cairo, […]

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Lecture: Visual Epitome in Late Antique Art

A lecture from Jaś Elsner, University of Oxford Respondent: Maria Doerfler, Yale Register here. This lecture is part of the series "Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture," organized by Robert S. Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, and Vasileios Marinis, Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at […]

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MAA Webinar: Race, Racism, and Our Institutions and Disciplines

“In the wake of recent events and ongoing racially-motivated violence, there have been many institutional responses to raise awareness of race and racism in the U.S. and beyond. This second Medieval Academy webinar on race, racism, and medieval studies is one such response. Since many of us are beginning our fall semesters, this webinar investigates […]

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Online course on illuminated manuscripts (in Spanish)

Instructor: Dr. Marta Pavón Ramírez "Illuminated Manuscripts: History, Production and identification. The course is designed as an introductory to the study of Illuminated Manuscripts from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. The relationship between text and image(s), the history of manuscripts production or the materials and techniques used by scribes and illuminators would be some of […]

MAA Webinar: Working Beyond Academia

This webinar is the second of a pair on "Medieval Freelancing 101," which aim to provide resources for medievalists who need or choose to build freelance careers outside traditional academia. (The first session was held on 9/8/2020.) The description below is from the MAA website. Although many medievalists are occupied with the challenges of the […]

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Lecture: Visual Mastery of the Hippodrome?: Rethinking the Imperial Image in Byzantium

A lecture from Paroma Chatterjee, University of Michigan Respondent: Jacqueline Jung, Yale Register here. This lecture is part of the series "Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture," organized by Robert S. Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, and Vasileios Marinis, Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at […]

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1st International Seminar on Military Orders and Crusades

This conference is organized by the Latin American Society for the Study of the Military Orders and Crusades. It will be held online, in Portuguese and Spanish. Register in advance at their website (open until October 15). Full program is listed below (times are local to Brasil). *20/10/2020: 15:00 - 16:00: Foundation of the Latin […]

Recent Controversies in Islamic Medieval Studies: Pushing Back Against the Far Right’s Appropriation of the Medieval Past

A York Center for Medieval Studies seminar with Dr Stephennie Mulder. "Stephennie Mulder is Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a specialist in Islamic art, architectural history, and archaeology. She worked for over ten years as the head ceramicist at Balis, a medieval Islamic city […]

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Lecture: Everlasting Monument [արձան մշտնջենաւոր]: Ani Cathedral and its Contexts

A lecture from Christina Maranci, Tufts University Respondent: Vasileios Marinis, Yale Register here. This lecture is part of the series "Yale Lectures in Late Antique and Byzantine Art and Architecture," organized by Robert S. Nelson, Robert Lehman Professor in the History of Art, and Vasileios Marinis, Associate Professor of Christian Art and Architecture at the […]

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