2016-2017 Events Calendar

January 27-March 26, 2017, Oscar F. and Louise Greiner Mayer Gallery, Chazen Museum of Art:  Holy Mountain: Icons from Mount Athos and Photographs by Frank Horlbeck: an exhibition organized by Thomas Dale and students in the Curatorial Studies seminar on Mount Athos and Eastern Othodox Monasticism. 


Friday, April 7, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Department of English, Helen C. White 7191.  Public Lecture by Roy Liuzza, "Diminishing Returns: On the History of the Future in Old English."

The future is an interesting place because it is entirely imaginary, not yet having happened, and yet intensely urgent, since it is constantly and implacably coming into being; it is both inevitable and unknown, fixed and fluid, and the ways we imagine the future say a great deal about our sense of the general shape of time. The Anglo-Saxons juggled conflicting and sometimes contradictory notions about the future, as seen in cultural productions as diverse as liturgy and charters, elegiac poetry and scientific manuscripts. I will discuss these various ideas about the shape of time in early medieval England – how did the Anglo-Saxons regard their own future? What hopes and anxieties did they project into the unknown time to come? Did medieval people really live in fear of an impending apocalypse that would bring time to an end? Or did they ever imagine an age in the distant future when people like us would be looking back and trying to imagine people like them?

Friday, April 14, 2017, GAMS (Graduate Association of Medieval Studies), Annual Conference with Keynote Lecture by Karl T. Steel (Assoc. Professor of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY).  “Medieval Muteness: Animals, Disability, and Objects.” Union South.

9AM  Coffee and Conversation

10AM - 11:30AM   Morning Panel: Survival and Afterlife

12PM - 1:30PM   Lunchtime Workshop (by RSVP)*2PM - 3:30PM  

Afternoon Panel: History and Culture

4PM-5:15PM   Keynote Lecture followed by Q&A, Dr. Karl Steel, Associate Professor of English, Brooklyn College, CUNY, "Medieval Muteness: Animals, Disability, and Objects"

5:15PM-6PM   Reception

*RSVP to Maxwell Gray at mgray5@wisc.edu for a seat at the workshop and to receive the readings

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:15 p.m., Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L140: "Defining BoschToday"  a public lecture by Larry Silver (James & Nan Wagner Farquhar Professor of History of Art, University of Pennsylvania) in Honor of Linda Duychak and in Memory of Thomas Gombar.



Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m., Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, Room L150. "What Leonor Plantagenet (1161-1214) brought from France to Spain: A Castillian Identity Through Art."  A public lecture by Elizabeth Valdez del Alamo, Professor Emerita of Art History at Montclair State University.  Given in honor of Professor Emerita of Women's Studies, Medieval Studies and Continuing Studies, Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg.



Friday, 21 April 2017, 3:30 PM, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Van Hise Hall, Room TBA:  Celestina on the Brink of Modernity”, a public lecture by Professor Joseph Snow (emeritus professor Michigan State University).



Friday, April 28, 2017, Medieval Studies Symposium on Science, Nature, and Wonder in the Middle Ages.

Historical and Theological Perspectives on Medieval Science

1:00-1:30: William Courtenay (Professor Emeritus, History) "Science among University Theologians."

1:30-2:00:  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

2:00-2:30 Lisa H. Cooper (Associate Professor, English), “From ‘Oure Orizonte’ to ‘All the World’: The Forms of Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe

2:30-3:00 Nicholas Jacobson (Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science), "'Masters of Discipline': Market Censorship and the Mathematics of Morality in Twelfth-Century Andalusia."

3:00-3:15 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

5:00-6:30: Robert Morrison (Religion/History of Science, Bowdoin College)  “An Economy of Scholarly Exchange.”