Monday, September 11, 2006

Medieval and Renaissance Studies lectures

At least a couple of these have significant "religion" content:

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Fall 2006 Schedule ***

Wednesday, September 20th
Todd Reeser (University of Pittsburgh, French and Italian)
"The Hermeneutics of Platonic Sexuality in the Renaissance"
4:30 in FFA 204

Friday, October 6th
Ovid Night
Come read the poet of love and transformation!
7:00 ? 11:00 p.m.
Babcock Room, 40th floor of the Cathedral of Learning

Friday, October 13th
Madeline Caviness (Tufts University, History of Art)
"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
2:00 in FFA 202

Thursday, October 19th
Department of French and Italian Open House (co-sponsored by MRST)
5 ? 7 p.m.
William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Room

Friday, November 10th
Laura Smoller (University of Arkansas, History)
"St. Vincent Ferrer and the Chopped-Up Baby:
Creating the Image of a New Saint in the Fifteenth Century"
4:00 in CL 501

Wednesday, November 15th (event co-sponsored with Religious Studies)
Matt Goldish (Ohio State, History)
"The Problem of Heretical Clergy in the Early Enlightenment:
The Jewish Case and Some Christian Parallels"
4:30 pm (place TBA)

We also have a fantastic lineup for the spring. Tentative dates:
Friday, February 9th: Will West (Northwestern, English)
Friday, February 23rd: Vance Smith (Princeton, English)
Thursday, March 29th: Bart Ehrman (Duke)
Friday, March 30th: Sarah Beckwith (Duke, English)

Please join us! If you have questions or would like more information,
please contact:
Jennifer Waldron,
Acting Director, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program
University of Pittsburgh
Cathedral of Learning 526
Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
Phone: (412) 624-3246
Fax: (412) 624-6639

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