Past Events

events in 2014

"Stone, Letters, and Images: The Inscriptions on the Cloister Capitals at Moissac"
Vincent Debiais
, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton & Centre d'études supérieures de civilisation médiévale, Poitiers
Monday, 8 December 2014, Art Building 220, Mount Holyoke College. Sponsored by Mount Holyoke College and the Five College Medieval Seminar.
Piety, Passion, and Power: Medieval Queens in Context: A Symposium 
Thursday, 11 December 2014, 8:30am-5:00pm, Skinner Hall 216, Mount Holyoke College.  Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Department of History and Program in Medieval Studies.
Beltane Celebration, Pangy Day
Friday, April 25 5:00-7:00 pm in and around Shattuck Hall.  Beltane celebrates the medieval feast day of springtime, giving thanks for the female and the feminine. Pangy Day is our modern day version with many of the same traditions! Come join us as we honor Beltane and learn more about the medieval world and our own history. Free food, calligraphy, a photo booth, fortune telling, poetry readings, jewelry raffle prize, and a real life blacksmith demonstration!
"Finding Richard III: Science, History, and the Fate of a Notorious King"
Turi King, University of Leicester
Wednesday, 30 April, 4:00 pm at The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, 650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, Massachusetts.

events in 2013

Fall Get together & Calligraphy Night
Monday, November 25, 4:00-7:00 pm, in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall
Wiki England Launch Party
Thursday, December 12, 2:00-4:00 pm in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall (event originally planned for Wednesday now rescheduled for Thursday).
Decorem regni protege: Defining the Medieval Queen     
Tuesday, 30 April in the Cassani Seminar Room of Shattuck Hall. Organized by Visiting Prof. Sean Gilsdorf.  A day-long interdisciplinary conference on the fact and fictions of female rulership in the Middle Ages and early modern Europe, featuring papers by young scholars from Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges.  Event Schedule      
Beltane Celebration, Pangy Day
Friday, April 26, 5:00-7:30 pm in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck.  Beltane celebrates the medieval feast day of springtime giving thanks for the female and the feminine.
A Gathering of Medievalists, for Majors & Prospectives
Thursday, March 7 at 4:30 pm in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall.

events in 2011

March 23
"Deep History: What’s in It for Medievalists?"

Daniel Lord Smail, Professor of History, Harvard
Willits-Hallowell Center, MHC | 7:30 pm

events in 2010 

November 16
“Monasticism and the Liturgy in the Late Antique Greek East”
Philip Booth, Trinity College, Oxford
210 Skinner Hall, MHC | 4:30 pm
For more information, please contact Richard Payne

events in 2009

March 12
"Climate Change and the Fall of the Roman Empire: An Interim Report"
Michael McCormick, Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History, Harvard
Morrison Room, Willits Hallowell Center | 8 pm
Sponsored by the Medieval Studies Program and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.
March 26
The Ruth Dean Lecture, Mount Holyoke College
Matilda Bruckner, Professor of Romance Literature, Boston College
Art Building, Room 220, MHC

events in 2008

September 25
"Glossing the Imaginary"
Anna Taylor, Assistant Professor of History, UMass
Herter Hall, 6th Floor Conference Room, UMass | 4:30 pm
November 6
"Hunting and the Birth of Europe, A. D. 300-1000
Eric Goldberg, Associate Professor of History, Williams College
Center for Renaissance Studies, Amherst | 4:30 pm

events in 2007

September 20
"Piety and Blood: Women Readers Around Henry III's Court"

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Professor of English at the University of York
Willits-Hallowell Center, MHC
April 20 and 21
"Music and Texts: The Middle Ages and Beyond"
Spring Colloquium in Honor of Professor Margaret Switten
Sessions are held in Morrison Room, Willits, MHC
April 20
Morrison Room | 2:45 - 4:30 pm
Session Chair: Eglal Doss-Quinby, Smith
"Ars grammatica and the Ars musica in Carolingian Schools: Glosses on Martianus Capella and Boethius"
Charles M. Atkinson
"Teaching Troubadours"

Elizabeth W. Poe
"La chanson volée. Arnaut Daniel, Anc ieu non l’aic, mas elha m’a (BdT 29, 2) et sa razo"
(in French)
Michel Zink
A Concert of Medieval Song
McCulloch Auditorium, Pratt Hall, MHC | 8pm
April 21
Morrison Room | 9:15 am - 12 pm
Session Chair: Louise Litterick, Music
"Situating the Cantigas de Santa Maria in the Eighteenth Century: The Palomares Copy of the Toledo Codex and its Many Meanings"
Susan Boynton
"Ma fin est mon commencement. Réflexion sur la poésie de Guillaume de Machaut
(in French)
Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet
"Rousseau: The Falling Art of Music
Christie McDonald
"Performance in the Design of Medieval Song"

Leo Treitler