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 Michael Drout, Asa Mittman, Rory McTurk, and Martin Foys, 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.

Spring Lecture Series 2018: Sacred Objects and Places in the Middle Ages

2017 Spring Lecture Series Poster

April 23 - April 26, 2018

All lectures will take place in Woodward Hall, Room 101

Monday, April 23, 7:15 p.m.
“The Book of Kells-- Seen and Unseen”
Bernard Meehan, Trinity College Dublin

Tuesday, April 24, 5:15 p.m.
“Places to Go, Things to See: A Medieval Bucket List”
Concert by the UNM Early Music Ensemble directed by Colleen Sheinberg
(In Keller Hall, UNM Center for the Arts)

Tuesday, April 24, 7:15 p.m.
“Sacred Worlds in the Medieval Hebrew Book”
Adam S. Cohen, University of Toronto

Wednesday, April 25, 5:15 p.m.
“The Dome of the Rock and Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem: An Exploration”
Jennifer Pruitt, University of Wisconsin

Wednesday, April 25, 7:15 p.m.
“Vessel, Quest, Prise, Test, Threat: The Many Faces of the Grail”
Janina P. Traxler, Manchester University

Thursday, April 26, 5:15 p.m.
“Irish Manuscripts before 800 A.D.”
Bernard Meehan

Thursday, April 26, 7:15 p.m.
“Watching the Birth of a Holy Object: The Icon of the Kykkotissa on Cyprus”
Annemarie Weyl Carr, Southern Methodist University

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