Visiting Lecturers

AY 2017-18

Gert Melville, Senior Professor of Medieval History and Director of the Research Centre for the Comparative History of Religious Orders at the Technische Universität Dresden

"Transcending Institutions: A Medieval Way to Individual Freedom," 26 February 2018  5:00 pm in 3335 Dwinelle


Chris Wickham, Chichele Professor of Medieval History emeritus at Oxford University and Fellow of All Souls College

“The Italian ‘Commercial Revolution’: An Archaeological Reading?” 12 March 2018 5:00 pm in Pauley Ballroom East, MLK Center.


Leslie Brubaker, Professor of Byzantine Art emerita & Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Birmingham

"The Princess and the Prayer Scroll." 13 March 2018 5:00 pm in Doe Library 308A.


Christopher J. Tyerman, Oxford University Professor of the History of the Crusades

"Towards a Subaltern History of the Crusades?" 9 April 2018 5:00 pm in 3335 Dwinelle.


Chris Abram, Associate Professor of English, University of Notre Dame


“The Aesir and the Anthropocene: Ecology and Catastrophe in Norse Mythology.” Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Geballe Room of the Townsend Center.


AY 2016-17

Felix Heinzer, Emeritus Professor of Medieval Latin, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

"Ambiguous Mediality: Liturgical Books of the Latin Church and their Changing Status in the Medieval Tradition"  7 September 2016.


Beate Kellner, Professor of Medieval German Literature, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität 

"The Power of Imagination in Courtly Love Poems," 30 November 2016.


Elizabeth Tyler, Professor of Medieval Literature, University of York

"England in Europe: Elite Social Mobility and the Literary Culture of 11th-century England," 27 February 2017.


Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor of the Arts of Islam, Columbia University

"Treasuring Histories: Writing Histories with Objects in Medieval Treasuries," 13 March 2017


AY 2015-16

William Chester Jordan, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton University

14 March, 2016 5:00 pm


Alexandra Gillespie, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

11 April, 2016 5:00 pm

AY 2014-15

Christopher Baswell, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, and Anne Whitney Olin Professor of English, Barnard College

"Theatrical Disability around 1300," 2 March 2015.

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Rachel Fulton Brown, Associate Professor of Medieval History, University of Chicago 

"Mary and the Body of God," 9 February 2015.

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Elaine Treharne, Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities, Stanford University

"Inscribing with the Innermost Soul in Early English Manuscripts, c. 600-1200," 30 October 2014.

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AY 2013-14

Anders Winroth, Forst Family Professor of History, Yale University

"Why Vikings," 7 April 2014.

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James Simpson, Donald T. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English, Harvard University

"Pardon, Hypocrisy, and Temporality: Reading Late Medieval and Early Modern Pardoners in Time," 12 March 2014.

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Eleanor Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

"Form as Theory: The Case of Medieval Boethius," 6 November 2013.

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Renée R. Trilling, Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Written by the Body: Sin, Redemption, and Anglo-Saxon Subjectivity," 8 October 2013.

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AY 2012-13

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thomas F. X. and Theresa Mullarkey Chair in Literature, Fordham University

"Mother Tongue/s, Langues de Cuer, and New Literary Histories in Medieval England,” 10 April 2013.

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Jeffrey F. Hamburger,  Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and Culture, Harvard University

“Visible Speech:  Imagining Scripture in the Prayer Book of Ursula Begerin and the Medieval Tradition of Word Illustration,” 4 March 2013.

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John Van Engen, Andrew V. Tackes Professor of Medieval History, University of Notre Dame

 "A Medieval Woman Making Her Own Way: The Case of Alijt Bake of Ghent (1413-55)," 25 February 2013.

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Rosalind Love, Reader in Insular Latin, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, 
University of Cambridge

"Alcibiades was a beautiful woman, so they say’: Authority and the Study of Ancient Texts," 10 September 2012.

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AY 2011-12

Andy Orchard, Provost and Vice-Chancellor, Trinity College, University of Toronto

"Outlaws and Other Brothers in Law: Medieval England, Iceland, and Beyond," 28 September 2011.

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Andrew Cole, Princeton University

"The Untimely Dialectic: Nietzsche, Plotinus, Hegel," Monday, 9 April 2012.

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AY 2010-11

Daniel Donoghue, John P. Marquand Professor of English, Harvard University

"Reading Old English Poems with Anglo-Saxon Eyes," 15 February 2011.

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Adnan Husain, Associate Professor of History and Queen's National Scholar, Queen’s University

“Polemical Translations: The Islamicate Mediterranean in the Geo-Political Theology of Peter the Venerable,” 28 February 2011.

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Jan Ziolkowski, Director, Dumbarton Oaks, and Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin, Harvard University

"West Meets East:  Medievals Latinizing in Asia," 14 March 2011.

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