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."
The Italian Commercial Revolution: An Archaeological Reading?: A talk by Chris Wickham, March 12th 2018
Lecture | March 12 | 5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Chris Wickham, Oxford University
The Italian Commercial Revolution: An Archaeological Reading?
Lecture | March 13 | 308A Doe Library
Leslie Brubaker, University of Birmingham
"The Princess and the Prayer Scroll."
Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Coloquium
Lecture | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall
Eva Österberg, Professor Emerita, Lund University
Paula S. Fass, Margaret S. Byrne Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley
Eva Österberg is a scholar of the middle ages, and the early modern period, but her works also include the 19th and 20th centuries. She is particularly interested in Norbert Elias' concept of a civilizing process, Aron Gurevitj's ideas about medieval mentality, Philippe Ariès on childhood, and William Reddy and Barbara Rosenwein on emotions.
Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Christopher J. Tyerman, Oxford University Professor of the History of the Crusades
Christopher J. Tyerman is Professor of the History of the Crusades at Oxford University. His research considers the cultural, religious, political and social phenomenon of crusading in medieval Western Europe between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. He has published widely on various aspects of the crusades and on crusade historiography from the Middle Ages to the present day. Recent books... More >
The Aesir and the Anthropocene: Ecology and Catastrophe in Norse Mythology: A talk by Professor Chris Abram
Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Geballe Room at the Townsend Center
The Aesir and the Anthropocene: Ecology and Catastrophe in Norse Mythology.
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