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.

Spring Lecture Series 2019: Presenting the Medieval World

2019 Spring Lecture Series Poster

March 25 - March 28, 2019

All lectures will take place in Woodward Hall, Room 101

Monday, March 25, 7:15 p.m.
“Towering Presence: The Role of The Cloisters”
Barbara Drake Boehm, The Cloisters Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Tuesday, March 26, 5:15 p.m.
“The Sacred Treasure of the House of Guelph: Medieval Piety, Aristocratic Collecting, and Cultural Politics”
Holger A. Klein, Columbia University

Tuesday, March 26, 7:15 p.m.
“Lost Archives and Sacrosanct Wastebins of the Medieval Middle East”
Marina Rustow, Princeton University

Wednesday, March 27, 5:15 p.m.
“Redeeming Forgeries: The Role of Scientific Analysis at the Beinecke Library”
Raymond Clemens, Yale University

Wednesday, March 27, 7:15 p.m.
“Boston’s ‘Byzantine Madonna’: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Medieval Art”
Anne-Marie Eze, Harvard University

Thursday, March 28, 5:15 p.m.
“Musical Collections from the Middle Ages”
Concert by the UNM Early Music Ensemble directed by Colleen Sheinberg

Thursday, March 28, 7:15 p.m.
“Rescuing the Medieval World: Matthew Parker, Sir Robert Cotton, and the Preservation of England’s Past”
Timothy C. Graham, University of New Mexico



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