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The snows of yesteryear in the Viking settlement.
An illustration for the chapter "De temporibus”
in Rabanus Maurus, De rerum naturis.

Montecassino, MS 132, p. 293 (detail)
© Archivio dell’Abbazia, Montecassino

This calendar lists all Institute events, including meetings of the Interdisciplinary Research Seminar, and lectures of interest to fellows, staff, and visitors at the Institute. It includes, where possible, events sponsored by the Centre for Medieval Studies (CMS), the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS), and St Michael’s College (USMC). All dates and times are accurate at time of posting. For further information on Institute events, please contact Barbara North, Institute secretary (phone 416 926 7142).

The University of Toronto maintains a comprehensive listing of local events that is updated frequently and is searchable by date or week. For additional information on events, click on the links provided below, or search the list of university websites. Visitors to the Institute may also wish to consult the calendars posted on the Faculty of Music, the Department of Fine Art, and Hart House websites. To locate venues and individual buildings use the map of the St George Campus.

For local events around the city, use the links in the section on the City of Toronto in “Orientations: A Guide for Visiting Fellows” elsewhere on this site.

SPRING TERM

January 2014 | February 2014 | March 2014 | April 2014 | May 2014

January 2014




February 2014


Thursday, 6 February

2:30–4:00 pm • Room 310 • Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park

John J. Contreni (Purdue University): "Replacing the Classics in the Carolingian Age."

Friday, 7 February

4:10 pm • Great Hall, Room 312 • Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park

John J. Contreni (Purdue University) will deliver the 2013–14 J.R. O'Donnell Memorial Lecture in Medieval Latin Studies: "Learning for God: Education in the Carolingian Age."

Tuesday, 11 February

4:10 pm • Room 301 • Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park

Roy Liuzza (University of Tennessee, Knoxville): "Diminishing Returns: The History of the Future in Anglo-Saxon England."

Thursday, 13 February

7:15 pm • Room 101 • Teefy Hall, 100 St. Joseph St.

Flora Ward (University of Toronto): "Between the Mediterranean and Atlantic in Medieval Iberia: The Treasury of Oviedo in the 12th Century."

Friday, 21 February

8:00 pm • Saint Thomas's Anglican Church • 383 Huron Street

"La contenance angloise: Fifteenth-century musical innovation": A concert by Sine nomine, the Institute's ensemble in residence.

Tuseday, 25 February

4:10 pm • Room 301 • Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park

Seth Lerer (University of California, San Diego): "Beowulf and the Eloquence of Minor Characters."

Wednesday, 26 February

3:10 pm • Room A • PIMS

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar by Vanina Kopp (Mellon Fellow): "Invention of Tradition: The Use and Function of Literary Pastimes at the French Court around 1400."

Thursday, 27 February

4:10 pm • Combination Room, Trinity College • 6 Hoskin Ave.

Patricia Sutherland (Adjunct Professor, Memorial University and Carleton University, Canada; Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen, Scotland): "Norse/Native Contact in Arctic Canada."



March 2014


Tuesday, 4 March

4:10 pm • Room 310 • Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park

Patrick Moran (McMaster University): "World Building and Text Building in French Arthurian Cycles."

Thursday, 6 March

4:00 pm • Charbonnel Lounge, Elmsley Hall • 81 St Mary Street

Alessandra Petrina (University of Padua): "Petrarch's 'Secretum' in Medieval Europe."

Tuesday, 11 March

4:10 pm • Room 301 • Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park

Winfried Rudolf (University of Göttingen): "Textual Instability in Old English Anonymous Homilies and the Use of Latin in the Vercelli Book."

Wednesday, 12 March

3:10 pm • Room A • PIMS

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar by Ainoa Castro Correa (Mellon Fellow): "The Regional Study of Visigothic Script II: Visigothic vs. Carolingian Script in Galicia."

Friday, 14 March

2:00 pm • Room 100 • Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street

Thomas Lentes (University of Münster): "Constructing Sacred Spaces: Medieval Rituals of Church Dedication."

Monday, 17 March

4:00 pm • Room 100 • Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street

Catherine Brown (University of Michigan): "A Manuscript Present: Translation and Remediation in the Early Middle Ages."

Wednesday, 19 March

3:10 pm • Room A • PIMS

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar by Stephen Pelle (Mellon Fellow): "The Sources and Audience of the Trinity Homilies."

Thursday, 27 March

12 noon • Regents Room (rm. 206) • Goldring Student Centre, 150 Charles Street West

Kenneth Brown (University of Calgary): "When is a 'Christian' Medieval and Early Modern European Text a 'Jewish' Text?"

Thursday, 27 March

4:15 pm • Room 100 • Alumni Hall, 121 St Joseph Street

Lecture by Distinguished Visiting Scholar Michael Ryan: "Seeking the Context of Fine Metalwork in Early Medieval Ireland: Provenance, Manufacture and Use."

Monday, 31 March

2:30–4:30 pm • UTSC Centre for Ethnography, MW 296

Jack Kugelmass (University of Florida) will deliver Travel and Translation in the Jewish World, Lecture One: "Yiddish on the Battlefields of Spain."



April 2014


Tuesday, 1 April

4:00–6:00 pm • Room 1040 • Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street

Galit Hassan-Rokem (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) will deliver Travel and Translation in the Jewish World, Lecture Two: "Travel as Curse and Promise: The Wandering Jew from Medieval Legend to Modern Symbol."

Tuesday, 1 April

8:00 pm • George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College • 15 Devonshire Place

Andy Orchard (University of Oxford) will deliver the thirteenth Frederic Alden Warren lecture: "Medieval Outlaws, Exiles, and Stolen Stories."

Wednesday, 2 April

3:10 pm • Room A • PIMS

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar by Christopher Lakey (Mellon Fellow): "The Invention of Rilievo: Relief and The Sculptural Imagination in the Middle Ages."

Tuesday, 8 April

4:10 pm • Room A • PIMS

Guest lecture by Robert Sweetman (H. Evan Runner Chair in the History of Philosophy, Institute for Christian Studies): "What's in a Life: The Hierarchy of Forms and the Vita Christi Section of the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas."

Thursday, 10 April

4:30 pm • Art Lounge • University of Toronto Art Centre, 15 King’s College Circle

Sheila Campbell, Former Malcove Curator, and Professor Emerita at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, will deliver the 2014 Malcove Collection Lecture: "A 16th Century Italo-Byzantine Cross."

Thursday, 10 April

7:00 pm • Room 101 • Teefy Hall, 57 Queen’s Park Circle East

Linda Safran (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies): "Art for Passover in the Medieval Mediterranean."

Thursday, 10 April

7:00 pm • Charbonnel Lounge • St Michael's College, 81 St Mary Street

Joep Leerssen (University of Amsterdam): "Celts, Celticism, Pan-Celticism: A Word, Its Meaning, History, and Usage."

Saturday, 12 April

Room 312 • Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park

Canada Chaucer Seminar.

Wednesday, 23 April

4:30 pm • Common Room • PIMS

Meeting of Open Council.

Friday, 25 April

8:00 pm • Saint Thomas's Anglican Church • 383 Huron Street

"Ma fin est mon commencement: Music of Guillaume de Machaut": A concert by Sine nomine, the Institute's ensemble in residence.

Monday, 28 April

4:00 pm • Room A • PIMS

William Marx (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, Lampeter): "Affective Piety and Editing the Middle English Liber Aureus and Gospel of Nicodemus."

Tuesday, 29 April

4:00 pm • Room 400 • Alumni Hall, 121 St Joseph Street

Alixe Bovey (University of Kent) will deliver the 2014 Boyle Lecture: "Is it a sin to be serious? Amusing Images in the Age of Thomas Aquinas."

Wednesday, 30 April

4:00 pm • Room 310 • Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park

Janet Burton (University of Wales, Lampeter): "Representing the Past: Selby Abbey (Yorkshire) and Its Medieval Historian."



May 2014


Thursday, 1 May to Friday, 2 May

York University (Thursday) and University of Toronto, St George campus (Friday)

Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project Colloquium: "Cistercians and Canons Regular in Medieval Brittany, Normandy, England and Wales / Cisterciens et Chanoines réguliers en Bretagne, en Normandie, en Angleterre et au Pays de Galles au Moyen Âge."

Friday, 2 May

Room 301 • Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen's Park

Toronto Old English Colloquium.

Thursday, 22 May to Sunday, 25 May

Hart House and University College

Berkshire Conference on the History of Women.

 


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