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 2015: Earth and Heaven in the Middle Ages

April 13 - April 16, 2015

Monday, April 13, 7:15 p.m.

"Dante's Vision of Earth: The Inferno and the Earthly City as the Land of the Dead"

Christopher Kleinhenz, University of Wisconsin

Tuesday, April 14, 5:15 p.m.

"The Throne of Khosrow: Cosmos and Empire between Antiquity and the Middle Ages"

Benjamin W. Anderson, Cornell University

Tuesday, April 14, 7:15 p.m.

"Medieval Maps and Their Unearthly Data"

Martin Foys, University of Wisconsin

Wednesday, April 15, 5:15 p.m.

"Medieval Computing: The Astrolabe's Contibutions to Science and Religion"
Kristine Larsen, Central Conneticut State University

Wednesday, April 15, 7:15 p.m.

"The Fault in Our Stars, or, the Medieval Two-Step on Astrology"

Laura A. Smoller, University of Rochester

Thursday, April 16, 5:15 p.m.

Concert by the UNM Early Music Ensemble directed by Colleen Sheinberg
(In Keller Hall, UNM Center for the Arts)

Thursday, April 16, 7:15 p.m.

"Dante's Vision of Heaven: Purgatory and Paradise as the Lands of the Living"

Christopher Kleinhenz

All lectures will be held in Woodward Hall, Room 101 and the concert will be held in Keller Hall.

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