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McGill Medievalists events feature lectures and workshops by medievalists from all disciplines. The events are open to all with an interest in the history, thought, music, science and culture of the Middle Ages. Please contact Prof. Michael Van Dussen if you wish to be added to the mailing list.

 

McGill Medievalists Events

2014-2015 Program

17 September

Jonathan Newman

Bishop's University (English)

“Exquisite Labour: Clerical Masculinity, Letters, and Literature in the Latin Middle Ages”

This event will be held in Arts 160; it will begin at 5:00 PM

Followed by a wine and cheese reception

 

22 October

Faith Wallis

McGill University (History/Social Studies of Medicine)

“Alexander Neckam's On the natures of things: a 12th century anti-encyclopedia?”

This event will be held in Arts 160; it will begin at 5:00 PM

Followed by a wine and cheese reception

 

19 November

Manish Sharma

Condordia University (English)

“Emergent Poetics: Rethinking Bede, Cædmon, and Nostalgia in Old English Literature”

This event will be held in Arts 160; it will begin at 5:00 PM

Followed by a wine and cheese reception

 

14 January (tentative date)

Book Launch and Manuscript Viewing

Jamil Ragep

McGill University, Institute of Islamic Studies

Faith Wallis

McGill University, History/Social Studies of Medicine

The Herbal of al-Ghafiqi. A Facsimile Edition of MS 7508 in the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University, with Critical Essays, ed. F. Jamil Ragep and Faith Wallis (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014)

*This event is tentatively scheduled for 14 January at 5:00pm in the Osler Library of the History of Medicine

 

25 February

Sarah Guérin

Université de Montréal (Art History)

“Medieval Climate Change and Interregional Exchange”

This event will be held in Arts 160; it will begin at 6:00 PM (please note the later starting time)

Followed by a wine and cheese reception

 

25 March

Winter Visiting Speaker

Fiona Somerset

University of Connecticut (English)

“Speaking in Person: Consent and Representation in Mum and the Sothsegger

This event will be held in Arts 160; it will begin at 6:00 PM (please note the later starting time)

Followed by a wine and cheese reception

 

***Prof. Somerset will also be offering a graduate student workshop during her visit. Date, time, and topic to be announced.

 

1 April

4th Annual Rare Books Workshop

Michael Raby

McGill University (English)

"Books of Hours in McGill's Rare Books and Special Collections"

This event will be held in Rare Books and Special Collections; it will begin at 5:30 PM (please note the later starting time)