The Standing Committee on Medieval Studies is pleased to announce two events for the spring term.
On Monday, March 5th, 5:30 p.m., Ken Pennington, Catholic University of America, will lecture in the Forum Room, Lamont Library. Professor Pennington’s topic will be:
“Reading the Ius Commune: The Secrets of Roman and Canon Law Manuscripts”
Professor Pennington’s lecture will explore the study and use of medieval legal manuscripts. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Richardson Room, Houghton Library.
Ken Pennington is Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History, School of Canon Law and Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. His most recent publications include: The History of Byzantine and Eastern Canon Lawto 1500, edited with Wilfried Hartmann (2012); Law as Profession and Practice in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honor of James A. Brundage, edited with Melanie Harris Eichbauer (2011) and The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140-1234: From Gratian to the Decrees of Pope Gregory IX, edited with Wilfried Hartmann (2008).
On Wednesday, March 7th, 2:00-4:00 pm or Thursday, March 8th, 10:00 am-Noon in the Caspersen Room, Langdell Hall, Harvard Law School, Professor Pennington will conduct a workshop on reading and navigating medieval legal manuscripts using examples from Harvard special collections.
This workshop is one in a continuing series intended to provide students an opportunity to work closely with outstanding originals from Harvard special collections under the direction of a renowned specialist, in this case, Ken Pennington. Space in the workshop is limited and priority will be given to Harvard University students. If you would like to attend a workshop, please contact Monique Duhaime (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve a morning or afternoon seat.