CARA News – Northwestern University

Medieval Studies Cluster programming at Northwestern in 2016-17:

We sponsored seven lectures, two conferences, and a field trip, as follows:

Oct. 13            Michael Bailey (History, Iowa State)
“Calling Bullshit on St. Augustine: Fragments toward a History of False   Religion in Medieval Europe”

Oct. 20            Meredith Cohen (Art History, UCLA)  – “The Doors of the Chapel and the Keys to the Palace of Louis IX”

Oct. 28            “Beyond Occitania: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Medieval Poetry in Honor of William D. Paden, Jr.”

Feb. 16            Kellie Robertson (English, U. of Maryland) – “Nature’s Personhood”

Feb. 25-26       Illinois Medieval Association conference

Mar. 30            Michelle Karnes (English, U. of Notre Dame) –“Defining Marvels”

Apr. 13            Susie Phillips (English, Northwestern U.) – “Dallying with Debt: Credit Hijinks in Premodern England”

Apr. 26            Brian Catlos (Religious Studies, U. of Colorado at Boulder) – Gray Boyce Lecture in Medieval History
“Foreigners in Their Own Land: The Muslims of Medieval Europe”

Apr. 27            Jenny Adams (English, U.Mass. at Amherst)
“Degrees of Collateral: Medieval Academic Loans and Life in the Early  University”


Apr. 29            Field trip to the Art Institute with curator Martha Wolff, to see the newly reinstalled exhibits of medieval art, arms, and armor

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