This Semester’s Events

Fall 2014

Friday 29 August, 2014 at 12 noon (UMC 245)
CMEMS Faculty Work-in-Progress Talk:
Peter H. Wood (Department of History)
“Before Huck’s Raft: Life on the Medieval Mississippi in the Lost Age of Dugout Canoes”

Thursday 18 September, 2014 at 5pm (Hellems 137)
CMEMS Invited Speaker Series:
Karl Shoemaker (Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
“When the Devil Retained a Lawyer: Law, Theology and Salvation in the Middle Ages”

Thursday 25 September, 2014 at 5pm (UMC 325)
CMEMS Front Range Speakers Series:
Brian M. Duvick (Department of History, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
“Cultivating Classical Greek Identity in the Late Roman West: Proclus’ Republic”

Thursday 23 October, 2014 at 5pm (Center for British and Irish Studies)
The Second Annual James Field Willard Lecture in Medieval History:
Caroline Walker Bynum (Department of History, IAS Princeton and Columbia University)
“The ‘Indifference’ of Things: Do Objects Change Our Understanding of Chronology?”

Friday and Saturday 24-25 October, 2014
Medieval Materiality: A Conference on the Life and Afterlife of Things
This CMEMS-sponsored event will feature three plenary speakers and over thirty interdisciplinary papers on the topic of medieval materiality.

Thursday 13 November, 2014 at 5pm (room TBA)
CMEMS Invited Speaker Series:
Michelle Karnes (Department of English, Stanford University)
“Marvels in the Medieval Imagination”

Friday 21 November, 2014 at 12 noon (UMC 245)
CMEMS Faculty Work-in-Progress Talk:
Ann M. Carlos (Department of Economics)
“Living on the Brink of Starvation: Native American Strategies”