Online Lecture: Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World (7 Oct 2020, 12:30pm EST)

Presented by Silsila at New York University, tune in Wednesday, October 7th for a lecture by François-Xavier Fauvelle (Collège de France). “Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World” will be the second lecture in Silsila’s Fall 2020 lectures series, Islam in Africa: Material Histories. Registration is required. Please click hereContinue reading “Online Lecture: Broker States & the Articulation of Medieval Africa with the Islamic World (7 Oct 2020, 12:30pm EST)”

Online Lecture: Fordham and Les Enluminures presents: “Go forth and learn”: The Artist Joel ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript, 22 October 2020, 1:00pm (EST)

The discovery of a new manuscript with more than 300 drawings by the hand of Joel ben Simeon, a fifteenth-century Jewish scribe and illuminator, prompts a reassessment of his career at a time of great religious uncertainty, economic opportunity, and cultural exchange.

Online Lecture: Jewish Treasures in Oxford, César Merchán-Hamann, 27 October 2020, 1-2pm

This is a chance to see how a library of libraries combined to form one of the world’s richest collections of Hebrew manuscripts as brought to light in the Bodleian’s recently published Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries.

The Churches Conservation Trust Online Lectures Series – October 2020

Check out The Churches Conservation Trust Online Lectures Series for this October, including talks by Medieval Art Historians Dr Gabriel Byng and Professor Paul Binski.

Online Lecture: Scripture Transformed in Late Medieval England: The Religious, Artistic, and Social Worlds of the Welles-Ros Bible (Paris, BNF FR. 1) by Professor Kathryn A. Smith, Courtauld Institute of Art, 14 October 2020, 5-6pm

Professor Kathryn A. Smith’s talk brings together my early and more recent research on the manuscript that I call the Welles-Ros Bible (Paris Bibliothèque nationale de France MS fr. 1) — the most complete surviving witness and sole extant illuminated copy of the Anglo-Norman Bible, the “earliest full prose vernacular Bible produced in England” (Russell).

Lecture: The Other Christians of the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Ethiopian Settlement and Exchange with Latin Europe, c. 1200-1550, 1st October 5:00pm (EST)

The Marco Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) invites you to virtually attend the 17th annual Riggsby Lecture on Thursday, October 1 at 5:00pm EST. Samantha Kelly of Rutgers University will present, The Other Christians of the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Ethiopian Settlement and Exchange with Latin Europe, c. 1200-1550. Ethiopian ChristianContinue reading “Lecture: The Other Christians of the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Ethiopian Settlement and Exchange with Latin Europe, c. 1200-1550, 1st October 5:00pm (EST)”

Online Lecture: ‘The Impostor Sea: Fraud in the Medieval Mediterranean’ by Dr. Hussein Fancy, 29 September 2020, 5:30pm (EST)

The Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University, New York City, sponsors many events throughout the year to encourage increased interest, knowledge, and study of the Middle Ages. In light of covid-19, their Fall 2020 lecture series is now virtual. Join the Center for its first virtual lecture of the semester on Tuesday, September 29Continue reading “Online Lecture: ‘The Impostor Sea: Fraud in the Medieval Mediterranean’ by Dr. Hussein Fancy, 29 September 2020, 5:30pm (EST)”

Online Lecture: ‘Byzantine Pieces of an Umayyad Puzzle: A Basalt Platform in the Azraq Oasis’, Dr Alexander Brey, 1 October 2020, 4:00–5:00pm (ET)

In this lecture, Dr. Alexander Brey, Wellesley College, will discuss an Umayyad-era basalt reservoir platform built within the Azraq oasis in eastern Jordan and places its carved interlocking stones in conservation with early Byzantine zodiac and celestial diagrams.

Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages

On 20 July 2020, The Medieval Academy of America hosted the webinar Race, Racism, and Teaching in the Middle Ages. In the wake of recent events and ongoing racially motivated violence, there have been many institutional responses to raise awareness of race and racism in the U.S. and beyond. This webinar focused on pedagogy andContinue reading “Recorded Webinar: Race, Racism, and Teaching the Middle Ages”

Online Lecture: The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Wednesday, 9 September, 2020, 12:30pm EST)

Tune in on Wednesday, 9 September at 12:30pm EST for a new lecture is the series Islam in Africa: Material Histories, sponsored by Silsila at New York University. Marina Rustow (Princeton University) will present The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue. The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909–1171) survived inContinue reading “Online Lecture: The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Wednesday, 9 September, 2020, 12:30pm EST)”