Colloquium | February 1 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Sumiyoshi Tomohiko, Keiō Univeristy
Books printed in Japanese Zen monasteries during the medieval period are known as Gozan-ban or Five Mountains editions. Originally, Gozan-ban were printed for the self-education of Gozan monks who were expected to imitate the latest Chinese scholarship and act out another culture in Japan. At this time, in the 13th to 14th centuries, Chinese Zen masters visited Japan very often, while Japanese... More >
Lecture | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Trent Trombley, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
Human dentition and the accompanying oral cavity is a dense source of biocultural information and has enjoyed a long history of anthropological fascination. Analyses have ranged from establishing biological affinity in archaeological communities via dental metric and non-metric traits, to larger evolutionary questions of morphology. However, dental tissues have seldom been analyzed for their... More >
Lecture | February 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
The destruction of art, especially religious art, is one of the components of the genocidal phenomenon. Claims for the restitution of surviving religious and artistic objects form part post-conflict processes of survival or reconciliation. The widespread destruction of religious art is a well known dimension of the Armenian Genocide, yet its has rarely attracted critical attention. A rare example... More >
Transcending Institutions: A Medieval Way to Individual Freedom.: A talk by Gert Melville, Feb. 26th 2018
Lecture | February 26 | 5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Gert Melville, Technische Universität Dresden
"Transcending Institutions: A Medieval Way to Individual Freedom."
Defining the Medieval Mediterranean Economy: Sources and Questions: A talk by Chris Wickham, March 12th 2018
Lecture | March 12 | 5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Chris Wickham, Oxford University
"Defining the Medieval Mediterranean Economy: Sources and Questions."
Lecture | March 13 | 308A Doe Library
Leslie Brubaker, University of Birmingham
"The Princess and the Prayer Scroll."
Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Christopher J. Tyerman, Oxford University Professor of the History of the Crusades
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