Spring Lecture Series

Since 1987, the University of New Mexico and the Institute for Medieval Studies have been proud to host the IMS Spring Lecture Series, an annual celebration of world-class scholarship and research on the UNM campus.  Attracting such luminaries as Christopher de Hamel, Michelle P. Brown, Annemarie Weyl Carr, and Paul Freedman, these lectures are an amazing opportunity for students and members of the public to interact with leaders in the many fields of medieval research and to see presentations of their current work first-hand.


2022 Helen Damico Memorial Spring Lecture Series

“Re-Envisioning the Middle Ages,” the 2nd Annual Helen Damico Memorial Lecture Series and the 36th Spring Lecture Series hosted by UNM’s Institute for Medieval Studies, will offer a compelling four-day event that will span the fields of Art History, Literature and Theatre, History and Archeology. It will be taking place April 25-28, 2022 in George Pearl Hall each evening beginning at 6pm.  For the most convenient parking, we suggest the Cornell Structure or the meter parking in Lot A.



2021 Helen Damico Memorial Lecture Series

The "Medieval Performance" lecture series will be on Zoom April 22, 23 and 29, 30. They will be held at 5:30pm (Mountain Time). Please click here for more information.

2020 Spring Lecture Series Cancelled

In compliance with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Public Health Emergency Order, the Institute for Medieval Studies has cancelled its 2020 Spring Lecture Series, “Medieval Performance,” which had been scheduled for April 20-23. We very much regret not being able to offer the public a lecture series this year. Our speakers have all indicated that they would be willing to come to New Mexico next year. “Medieval Performance” will therefore be the theme of our 2021 lecture series. We greatly look forward to welcoming our speakers, and all of you who support the Spring Lecture Series by your attendance, in 2021.

2019 Spring Lecture Series Available Online

All the presentations from the 2019 Spring Lecture Series, "Presenting the Medieval World, " may now be viewed at this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4fhYL61tzi5xxG3q_AEbQl7RrHVxd2z8

Please also visit the Archives page for information and materials from past Lecture Series.