Medieval Studies

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This seminar addresses subjects of common interest to all branches of medieval studies. The seminar particularly encourages interdisciplinary topics and approaches, which will stimulate discussions of issues in the study of medieval culture. One of the great advantages of the seminar is that it brings together representatives of medieval disciplines, from Columbia and elsewhere, who otherwise would have only rare opportunities to talk about questions of common interest.

Professor Neslihan Şenocak

John Glasenapp

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.



10/06/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The King’s City: The Disciplinary ‘Sense-scape’ of Paris in the Thirteenth Century
William Chester Jordan, Princeton University

10/25/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
The Economics of Gambling in Late Medieval Italy: Dice Players, Businessmen and Theologians
Giovanni Ceccarelli, University of Parma

11/29/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
'See what Foolishness this is!': Mother Alijt Bake of Galilee in Ghent (1413-55) as Teacher, Author, and Scribe
John van Engen, University of Notre Dame

02/27/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Priest as Christ the Teacher: The Scholarly Turn in Medieval Care of Souls
Neslihan Şenocak, Columbia University

03/24/2017 Dodge Hall, Room 622, Columbia University
4:00 PM
Blurred Lines: Late Medieval Counterpoint and Architectural Design
Graeme Boone, Ohio State University

04/18/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Medieval Pictorial Typology: The Contribution of England
Lucy Freeman Sandler, New York University