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 2017: Medieval Animals

2017 Spring Lecture Series Poster

April 24 - April 27, 2017

All lectures will take place in Woodward Hall, Room 101

Monday, April 24, 7:15 p.m.
“Charlemagne's Elephant”
Paul Cobb, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 25, 5:15 p.m.
“Animals and Sex in the Middle Ages”
Jan Ziolkowski, Harvard University and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection

Tuesday, April 25, 7:15 p.m.
“The Medieval Menagerie: Animals in the Art of the Middle Ages”
Janetta Rebold Benton, Pace University

Wednesday, April 26, 5:15 p.m.
“Animals on Crusade”
Paul Cobb

Wednesday, April 26, 7:15 p.m.
“The Case of the Animals versus Humans: An Islamic Ethics from Medieval Iraq”
Richard McGregor, Vanderbilt University

Thursday, April 27, 5:15 p.m.
“Birds and Beasties in Medieval Music”
Concert by the UNM Early Music Ensemble directed by Colleen Sheinberg
(In Keller Hall, UNM Center for the Arts)

Thursday, April 27, 7:15 p.m.
“Lions, Tigers, and Dragons -- Oh My! Real and Imaginary Animals in the Middle Ages”
Elizabeth Morrison, The J. Paul Getty Museum

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