2016-2017 Events Calendar

Thursday, May 4, 5:30 p.m., Van Hise Hall, Room 254 (Second Floor). "La interconexión literaria en la prosa ibérica medieval: el caso de Galicia en los siglos XIV y XV"  A public lecture by Ricardo Pichel Gotérrez (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela / Universidad de Alcalá).


Friday, April 28, 2017, 1:00-6:30 p.m.   Conrad A. Elvhejem Building, Room L150:  Medieval Studies Symposium on "Science, Nature, and Wonder in the Middle Ages." 





                                                                                                                        1:00-1:05 Thomas Dale (Director of Medieval Studies): INTRODUCTION

Historical and Theological Perspectives on Medieval Science

1:05-1:35: William Courtenay (Professor Emeritus, History) "Science and the Miraculous among University Theologians."

1:35-2:05:  Mike Shank, (Professor Emeritus, History of Science) “From Necessities to Possibilities: The Place of the Later Latin Middle Ages in the History of Science."

Measuring Science and Morality

2:05-2:35 Lisa H. Cooper (Associate Professor, English), “From ‘Oure Orizonte’ to ‘All the World’: The Forms of Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe

2:35-3:05 Nicholas Jacobson (Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science), "'Masters of Discipline': Market Censorship and the Mathematics of Morality in Twelfth-Century Andalusia."

3:05-3:15 BREAK

Medieval Arts of Medicine

3:15-3:45: Walton Schalick (Physician Supervisor at Central Wisconsin Center, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine), “‘Wondrous Waters’: Marvelous Medicine in the Middle Ages.”

3:45-4:15:  Peter Bovenmyer (Ph.D. Candidate, Art History; Editor, History of Cartography Project), “The Body Inscribed: Monastic Anatomy and the Epistemic Image in the Twelfth Century.”

4:15-4:45:  Leah Pope (Ph.D. Candidate, English), “Blindne on þis dimme hol: Metaphors of Disability in the Old English Boethius.”

4:45-5:00 BREAK


Introduction by Mike Shank (History of Science)

Robert Morrison (Religion/History of Science, Bowdoin College)  “An Economy of Scholarly Exchange.”