Past Events

Each semester the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program hosts events featuring both UNL faculty members and graduate students and leading faculty for institutions from across the country and around the world speaking on their latest research in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Other community and campus events related to the medieval and Renaissance periods are often included in our email listserv as well.

2016 -- Spring

Wednesday, January 20, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library (228 Andrews Hall)

  • “Integrative 3D Recording Methods of Historic Architecture: Burg Hohenecken from Southwest Germany”
    • Aaron Pattee, Department of Anthropology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • “Kinship and Cultivated Relationships: Consort Queens of England and the Court of Public of Opinion”
    • Courtney Herber, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • “Visualizing Propaganda: A Look at the Influence of Public Perception in the Political Struggle of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart”
    • Andrew Singleton, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Monday, February 22, 5:00 pm, Centennial 226-228, Nebraska Union

  • “The Fabric of the Norman Conquest: The Bayeux Tapestry and the Coronation Cloak of Roger II”
    • Lisa Reilly, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia

Monday, March 7, 5:00pm, Centennial 226-228, Nebraska Union

  • “‘Put money in thy purse’: in Defense of Economic Readings of Shakespeare”
    • Melissa Aaron, Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Cal Poly Pomona

Monday, March 7, 7:30pm, Auditorium (211), Nebraska Union

  • “Harry Potter’s Fantastic Beasts, or, Wandering with the Werewolves”
    • Melissa Aaron, Professor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Cal Poly Pomona


Monday, April 4, 5:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library (Andrews Hall 228)

  • “Post-Apocalyptic Global Shakespeare: King Lear, The King is Alive, and Station Eleven
    • Sharon O’Dair, Hudson Strode Professor of English and Director of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, University of Alabama
    • Medieval and Renaissance Studies is proud to co-sponsor the Department of English’s 2016 Hough Lecture. For more information, see http://events.unl.edu/english/2016/04/04/106274/.

Wednesday, April 13, 5:00pm, Ubuntu Room (202), Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

  • “Chapel Royal on Progress: Elizabeth I’s Royal Supremacy Displayed”
    • Dustin Neighbors, Ph.D. student, University of York
    • Dustin is the 2015-16 Scholar in Residence from the UNL and University of York partnership

Monday, April 25, 5:00 pm, Heritage Room (209), Nebraska Union

  • End of Semester Celebration
    • Come join us for a celebration of the accomplishments of our students and faculty!
    • Undergraduate Essay (individual) and Creative Project (individual or group) competition: deadline April 1
    • Graduate Student Essay Competition: deadline April 1
    • Here is a .pdf file of the printed program, updated from the version provided at the event. If you have further information to send us for the program, please let the Graudate Assistant know (unl.medrenstudies@gmail.com).

2015 -- Fall

Thursday-Saturday, October 1-3, International Quilt Center & Museum; Nebraska Union / Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Material Culture Conference: Celebrating 20 years of the Undergraduate Major
  • Here is the webpage for the conference, and the poster.

Thursday, October 22, 5:00pm, Heritage Room, Nebraska Union

  • 600th Anniversary of Agincourt with presentations by Dr. Stephen Buhler, Dr. Pamela Starr, Dr. Ian Borden,  and Adam Lambert. Music provided by Nebraskapella.

Thursday, November 12, 5:00pm, Heritage Room, Nebraska Union

2015 -- Spring

Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 pm, Architecture Hall 127

  • Movie Night: Kingdom of Heaven (2005). Pre-movie discussion led by Dr. Jessica Coope, Department of History, UNL.

Friday, February 13. Sheldon Art Museum auditorium

  • From 3-4pm, free admission for open rehearsal of The Baltimore Consort.
  • Pre-concert lecture at 7pm by Dr. Steve Buhler.
  • Concert at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, February 18, 5pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Chaucer's Hogge and Troubles from the Lower Orders" by Dr. Liam Purdon, Professor, Department of English at Doane College. 
  • "Scribbles and Bits: Reader Marginalia on Queens in English Histories" by Andrea Nichols, PhD candidate, Department of History, UNL.
  • Videos: Part 1Part 2Part 3 (at the 6:20 minute mark, Dr. Purdon's talk ends, and Andrea Nichols begins), Part 4Part 5 (6:40 Andrea Nichols' talk ends, and Q&A begins), and Q&A wraps up with Part 6.

Thursday, March 12, 5pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "White Ethiopians and Black Christians: Re-imagining Prester John and His Kingdom in Early Modern England," by Dennis Britton, Department of English, University of New Hampshire.
  • Co-sponsored by the UNL Department of English, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, and Institute for Ethnic Studies.

Wednesday, April 1, 5pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Goodbye to the Vikings" by Vladimir Polach, Frank A. Belousek Distinguished Scholar and Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Polach is known for his work on Czech language and literature as well as Viking history. His academic interests and publications reflect Nebraska’s long-standing relationship to issues surrounding Czech and Scandinavian immigration and culture.

Thursday, April 16, 6pm, Temple Building Rm 104

  • Pre-play talk by Laura Lippman, the director of Medea; Michael Lippman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics & Religous Studies; and Ian Borden, Assistant Professor in the Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film. Pizza served with the pre-play talk, but only to those who RSVP'd by April 14. Ticket coupons available by contacting Kathy Johnson or Andrea Nichols, or attending one of the two program events prior to April 16.

Tuesday, April 28, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • Come join us for a celebration of the accomplishments of our students and faculty!
  • Undergraduate Essay (individual) and Creative Project (individual or group) competition: deadline April 1.
  • Graduate Student Essay Competition for Robert Knoll Award: deadline April 1.
  • Here is a .pdf file of the printed program, updated from the version provided at the event. If you have further information to send us for the program, please let the Graudate Assistant know (unl.medrenstudies@gmail.com).

2014 -- Fall

Monday, September 8, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Music in History, History in Music: Hearing the Holy Roman Empire in the Early Modern Period," Erika Supria Honisch, Assistant Professor, Department of Music, SUNY

Saturday, September 13, 7:30 pm, St. Mark’s on Campus, 13th and R Streets

  • "An Elizabethan Evening"with Dulces Voces, Early Vocal Music Ensemble Featuring Colleen Baade, Curt Butler, Holly Heffelbower, Roger Hochstetler, Jane Mehrens, and Laura Waldman, with special guest Steve Buhler

Thursday, October 9, 5:00 pm, Great Plains Center, 1155 Q Street

  • The Mary Martin McLaughlin Memorial Lecture: "What’s Love Got To Do With It? Love and Marriage, Medieval and Modern," Lynn Shutters, Department of English, Colorado State University
  • Handout from her talk (all usage of this document must cite Dr. Shutters)

Monday, October 27, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Censorship, Compromise, and (Non-)Conformity: A Puritan Minister’s Creative Strategies for Publication in Laudian England," Amy Gant Tan, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Vanderbilt University
  • Video recording coming soon!

Monday, November 10, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library

  • "Modern Invention of the Medieval Executioner," Joel Harrington, Centennial Professor of History and Chair, Department of History, Vanderbilt University
    • See the Daily Nebraskan article about Dr. Harrington's talk
    • Sadly, our video recording of the event did not work, so there will be no video posted.

Thursday, November 20, 6:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library; later changed to Temple Building Room 104 on November 15

  • A pre-play for the UNL Temple Building’s Howell Theatre presentation of Love’s Labour’s Lost
    Discussion will be led by Drs. Carole Levin and Ian Borden

2014 -- Spring

January 22, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Man’s Best Friend? Dogs and Pigs in Early Modern Germany," Alison Stewart, Professor of Art History, University of Nebraska
  • "Aemilia Lanyer and the Politics of Women’s Self-Fashioning in Early Modern England," Alicia Meyer, Graduate Student in English and Medieval and Renaissance Studies

January 30, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Notorious Irish Queen: Gráinne Ní Mháille, Graven Memory, and the Making of Legend," Brandie Siegfried, Nan Osmond Grass Professor of English Literature, Brigham Young University.

February 17, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Geography and Culture: Two Rebellions in al-Andalus," Jessica Coope, Associate Professor of History, University of Nebraska
  • "Understanding Early American Spaces through Digital Reconstructions," James Coltrain, Assistant Professor of History, University of Nebraska

March 3, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Sacramental Revenge in Hamlet," Jay Zysk, Assistant Professor of English, University of South Florida

March 14, 7:00 pm, The Center for Great Plains Studies, 1155 Q. St.

  • Keynote Address, James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities: "'Travelling Bodyes': Theorizing subaltern Women’s Movements in(to) Protoimperialist England, c. 1560-1580," Bernadette Andreas, Professor of English, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Thursday, April 17, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies Student Celebration and Awards Ceremony. Here is a .pdf file of the printed program provided at the event.
  • Graduate essays as well as undergraduate essays and creative projects for the competition due Tuesday, April 1 by 5:00 pm to Professor Carole Levin, 612 Oldfather Hall.

Monday, April 28, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "The Language of Sacrifice and Suffering: A powerful political device shared by Elizabeth I of England and Henri II of France in times of crisis, 1584-1588," Estelle Parangue, Graduate Student in History, University College, London

2013 -- Fall

Monday, September 23, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Overlooked: Katherine Hastings’ Literary Patronage and her Power and Influence in Elizabethan and Early Jacobean England," Catherine Medici-Thiemann, Ph.D. candidate, University of Nebraska
  • "Heathens Ravaging Christendom: Forming Lutheran Confessional Identity in Sermons on the 'Turks',"Paul Strauss, Ph.D. candidate, University of Nebraska

Thursday, October 3, 5:00 pm, Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.

  • The Mary Martin McLaughlin Memorial Lecture: "Meditations on Medieval Women: Poems Inspired by Art," Christine Stewart-Nuñez, South Dakota State University
  • Co-sponsored by the Hildegard Center for the Arts, the Department of English, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • Moira Buffini’s “Silence” - Directed by Dennis Henry, graduate student at the University of Nebraska, and staged in the Studio Theatre, October 10-20
  • Discussion of the play by the Director
  • Pre-talk Pizza Party

 Thursday, November 7, 5:00 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "'In Counterfeit Passion': Cross-Dressing, Transgression, and Fraud in Shakespeare and Middleton," Anastasia Bierman, McKendree University
  • "Mary Stuart: Black Widow or Sincere Mourner?," Alyson Alvarez, Ph.D. student, University of Nebraska

December

2013 -- Spring

January 10, 5:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "John Dee and the Role of Magic at the Court of Elizabeth I," Glyn Parry, University of Northumbria

April 8, 5:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Justification by Works in Reformation Theology," Anthony N. S. Lane, Professor of Historical Theology, London School of Theology

April 9, 5:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "Researching North America: Sir Humphrey Gilbert's 1583 Expedition and a Reexamination of Elizabethan Colonization in the North Atlantic World," Nate Probasco, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

April 24, 5:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • Come join us for a celebration of the accomplishments of our students and faculty! Here is a .pdf file of the printed program provided at the event.

June 

2012 -- Fall

September 7, 6:00-9:00 pm, Noyes Gallery

  • "Altered Ages: Medieval and Renaissance Art Fantasy and Reality," opening at the Noyes Gallery, of art based on Medieval and Renaissance fantasy and reality.
  • Location: Noyes Gallery, 119 South 9th St.
  • Indigo Bridge Books will have a table with books by members of the program, including Carole Levin and Stephen Buhler, who will be available for book signing
  • Co-sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

September 21, 5:00pm, Temple Building in Room 104

  • Graduate Program in Shakespeare and Performance
  • Dr. Julie Fox, Assistant Direction, graduate program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance in partnership with American Shakespeare Center at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, will present a program on this exciting, innovative M. Litt and MFA program.
  • Co-sponsored by the Johnny Carson School of Theatre

October 4, 5:00pm, Mary Martin McLaughlin Memorial Lecture at The Great Plains Museum

  • '"Out of the Past: Women of the 'Middle Period' re-imagined in Chinese film and visual culture, Mulan and Her ‘Sisters’," Professor Kristine Harris, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Asian Studies Program, SUNY/New Paltz
  • Co-sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Confucius Institute, UNL Women and Gender Studies Program, the Asian Community and Cultural Center, and the Department of History

October 11, 5:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • Pizza and discussion about Agravio: Courage, Betrayal and a Woman Scorned with Professor Ian Borden before the show
  • Agravio: Courage, Betrayal and a Woman Scorned, Directed by Ian Borden
    • Play is held in the Temple Building

University Theatre opened its season Oct. 4, 2012 with "Agravio"—adapted from Ana Caro’s “Valor, agravio y mujer,” possibly one of the first professional female playwrights to ever have her work performed—staged by Assistant Professor of Theatre Ian Borden and Amy Williamsen. October 12-14, 2012

October 29, 7:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • “Protestant Reformers and Islam," Emidio Campi, Emeritus Professor, Institute for Swiss Reformation History, University of Zurich
    • The lecture will examine early Protestant conceptions of Islam in the broader context of the late medieval and Renaissance thought.  The presentation situates the topic within major late medieval and early modern ideas about Islam in the Latin Christendom, then summarizes briefly the position of Martin Luther.  It will then explore in some depth the approach of the “Reformed Reformers”, i.e. Ulrich Zwingli, Theodor Bibliander, Heinrich Bullinger, and John Calvin to Islam.  Finally, it will offer some briefer reflections on the thorny issue of the Reformers’ perceptions of and responses to Islam, and their place in the history of Christian-Muslim relations.
    • Emidio Campi  is emeritus professor of ecclesiastical history and emeritus director of the Institute for Swiss Reformation History at the University of Zurich.  He has written extensively on Peter Martyr Vermigli, the Swiss Reformation, and the wider dissemination of the Reformed tradition.
  • Co-sponsored by the Department of English, the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, and the Research Council

November 8, 5:00-6:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • New Faculty Present Research: this is an opportunity for those in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program to meet our new faculty, Malte  Rehbein, Department of History, and Nora Peterson, Department of French, who  will present their research agendas and goals.

November 28, 5:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall


2012 -- Spring

January 19, 5:30-7:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "The Occult Reformation: John Dee's English Conversion of Italian Inquisition Era Ciphers," Jason Gildow, Southeast Community College
  • "The Roman Index and Christian Hebrew Scholarship during the Sixteenth Century," Stephen Burnett, Classics and Religious Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

February 7, 10:30 am, Love Library Room 111 (ESC Room)

February 10, 4:30-6:00pm, City Campus Union 

  • Ordained Women in the Middle Ages: When Women Were Clergy," Gary Macy, Chair of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University
  • Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Classics and Religious Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Nebraska Research Council 

March 1, 5:00-6:30 pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • “‘But Yet a Union in Partition’: Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart," Anna Riehl Bertolet, Auburn University
  • Co-sponsored by the Department of English and Women’s and Gender Studies Program 

March 2 , 2:00-4:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • Workshop on finding and applying for fellowships in the humanities
  • Speakers: Anna Riehl Bertolet & Carole Levin
  • Co-sponsored by the UNL Office of Research and Economic Development 

March 16 , 5:00pm, Kimball Recital Hall 

  • "Love and Madness: Shakespeare in Opera," a performance of opera scenes directed by Kaley Smith. 

April 20-23

  • Symposium on “Transcendence in Mysticism and Music” 
  • April 23
    • 3:30pm, City Campus Union Auditorium -- Roundtable discussion on Transcendence in Mysticism and Music 
    • 7:30pm , City Campus Union -- Keynote "The Silent Nothingness of God," Bernard McGinn
  • For the full symposium schedule see: http://www.unl.edu/classics/ 

April 27, 3:30-5:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • A celebration of the awards & accomplishments of our graduate and undergraduate students, and our faculty. Here is a .pdf file of the printed program provided at the event.

2011 - Fall

September 26, 7:30pm, City Campus Union

  • A free, public roundtable discussion "Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible: Creation and Legacy," hosted by the UNL Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program commemorates the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible by bringing together experts -- Professors Steve Burnett & Sidnie White Crawford from the Dept. of Classics & Religious Studies, and Professors Steve Buhler & Laura White from the Dept. of English -- to explore its history and influence on other written works and to lead a lively discussion.
    • Daily Nebraskan article on the event 
  • Co-sponsored by the departments of Classics and Religious Studies & English. A reception will follow

October 10, 5:30-7:00pm, Great Plains Art Museum 

  • Mary Martin McLaughlin Memorial Lecture -- “Playing at the Center of the Cosmos: The Meaning of Hildegard’s Ordo Virtutum," Dr. Margot Fassler, co-director of the Master of Sacred Music Program, University of Notre Dame
  • Co-sponsored by Hildegard Center for the Arts, the Department of Classics & Religious Studies and the School of Music. A reception will follow

 October 21, Lincoln Community Playhouse, time TBA

  • Live Theatre!
  • William Shakespeare’s Othello, performed by Flatwater Shakespeare, and directed by Bob Hall 
  • A group trip will be on the 21st
  • See www.flatwatershakespeare.org for full performance schedule

November 10, 5:00-6:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "'But here I am in Kent and Christendom': Country, Court, and Making a Nation," Kelly Stage, UNL Department of English
  • "Proof and Consequences: Women as Ministers of Revenge in The Merry Wives of Windsor," Marguerite Tassi, UNK Department of English

December 8, 7:00-9:00pm, St. Mark’s on the Campus 

  • Holiday Festivities and an open discussion -- "Whither Medieval and Renaissance Studies? Questions and Directions for the Field"

2011 - Spring

January 19, 2011, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • Steve Burnett, "The Index of Prohibited Books and Hebrew Learning in 16th Century Europe" 

February 

March 7, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

April 


2010 -- Fall

September 9, 4:30pm, Love Library Room 110

  • celebration of the opening of the Love Library exhibit showcasing 15 years of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program

October 11, 7:30pm, Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q Street

  • "Traces of Memory of Heloise: Woman, Lover, Abbess, Philosopher," Bonnie Wheeler, director of Medieval Studies at Southern Methodist University
  • Co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Honors Program

October 28, 7:30pm, City Campus Union Regency Room

  • The Carroll R. Pauley Lecture
  • "'A formall hypocrite, A loathsome animall': Scotophobia, anti-Puritanism, and Charles I's appeal to public opinion on the eve of the English Civil War," Tim Harris, Munro-Goodwin Wilkinson Professor in European History, Brown University.
  • Sponsored by the Department of History and the Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Endowment
  • Co-sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

November 11, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

  • "'Little Man, Little Man': Early Modern Representations of Robert Cecil," Catherine Loomis, Associate Professor of English, University of New Orleans

    December 2, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • "Incest, Poison, and Slander at the Jacobean Court: The Lake Family and the Countess of Exeter," Carole Levin, director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and Willa Cather Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    2010 -- Spring

    February 9, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • "Listening to Hamlet: Some Editorial Considerations," Timothy Jackson, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    • "Risking Rhetoric and Friendship in the Letters of Heloise and Abelard," Jennifer Constantine-Jackson, Regis College, University of Toronto

    February 23, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • A program on Shakespeare's Wife. 
    • Read the article about the event in the Daily Nebraskan.

    March 21, 7:30pm, City Campus Union

    • "Old Age and the Disappearing Woman," Lynn Botelho, professor of history, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    April 29, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • celebration of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, and of the student work submitted for the Undergraduate Essay and Creative Projects contest

    2009 -- Fall

    September 14, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • Hannibal Hamlin, associate professor of English, Ohio State University, speaks on  "King Lear: Shakespeare's Answer to the Bible's Job." 
      • Hamlin's scholarly interests focus on Renaissance literature and culture, especially Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton, the Bible, metrical psalms, and lyric poetry. He wrote the book, Psalm Culture and Early Modern English Literature, and his articles and reviews have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, Spenser Studies, The Sidney Journal, The John Donne Journal, The Yale Review, The Spenser Review and Early Modern Literary Studies.
      • This lecture is co-sponsored by UNL's Department of English and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.
      • See the Daily Nebraskan write-up

    September 30, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    October 12, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • Timothy McGee, former director of the Historical Performance Ensembles and professor of music history, University of Toronto, speak on “Music and Ceremony in Lorenzo’s Florence."
      • His research areas are performance practices from 900 to 1800 and Canadian music. His books include Improvisation in the Arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, The Sound of Medieval Song: Vocal Style and Ornamentation According to the Theorists, and Singing Early Music: The Pronunciation of European Languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance. He is completing a book about the civic musicians of Florence during the late Middle Ages.

    November 5, 7:30pm, Van Brunt Visitors Center (313 N. 13th Street)

    November 12, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • Maura Giles-Watson, graduate student in the English Department, “Anxiety and Epistolarity: The Lovers’ Letters in Boccaccio’s Filostrato, Chaucer’s Troilus, and Shakespeare’s Troilus and Criseyde,” and Katie Sisneros, graduate student in the English Department, “Allegory and Ars Moriendi: Defining the Good Death from Everyman to Dr. Faustus."

    2009 -- Spring

    March

    April

    2008 -- Fall

    October 2

    • Bard enthusiast, professor to read play at UNL”: Paul Menzer, a guest lecturer from Mary Baldwin College, will give a lecture titled, "Dislocating Shakespeare, or What's a Girl Gotta Do For A Palace?," and read part of his play, "The Brats Of Clarence." 

    October 27, 2:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • Derek Pearsall, "I am myn owen womman, wel at ese: Chaucer's Criseyde and Shakespeare's Cressida."
      • An internationally renowned medievalist, Pearsall is Gurney professor of English emeritus, at Harvard University. He is also co-founder and director emeritus of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York in England, and a founding director of the Early Book Society. He writes and publishes widely on Middle English poetry and poets and on medieval history and culture. His "Life of Geoffrey Chaucer" is the standard text in the field.
    • A reception and book signing will follow Pearsall's talk.
    • The event is co-sponsored by UNL's Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and English Department.

    November 17, 5:00pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    December 9, 8am start time, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • The Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of John Milton with a marathon reading of his epic, "Paradise Lost," beginning at 8 a.m. Dec. 9.

    2007 -- Spring

    March 8, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • Stephen Lahey of UNL and Idit Dobbs of Weinstein Vanderbilt University will speak about Muslim influence on medieval Christian theology

    March 28, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • Nabil Matar of Florida Institute of Technology will speak of Anglo Islamic relations

    April 7, 7:00pm

    April 11, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • Julia Schleck of UNL will talk about reports on war and terror

    2006 -- Fall

    October 12, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • Sahar Amerauthor and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a speech as part of the series concerning Christian, Jewish and Muslim relations.

    October 19, 7:30pm, Woods Hall

    • Jaroslav Folda from University of North Carolina will speak about Muslim Mamluk influences on Western artistic practice.

    October 26, 4:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • James Shapiro from Columbia University will speak about Shakespeare and his contemporaries' attitude and perceptions of Jewish people and Judaism.

    November 16, 7:30pm, Dudley Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall

    • Ruth Nissé of University of Nebraska-Lincoln will speak about legends of Jewish people

    2005

    March 11

    • Anne Hudson, historian and retired Oxford University professor, is giving the opening address for a two-day conference on John Wyclif, a controversial 13th century figure. Wyclif, who supervised the first English translation of the Bible, sparked early Protestant fervor with his criticism of Catholic dogma in England. Hudson's speech, "The Dangerous Legacy: Wyclif's Writings in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe," covered the distribution of the writer's Latin works around Europe. 

    2003

    • Virginia Smith, a UNL assistant theater professor and the play's director, has fused Romeo and Juliet—William Shakespeare's classic tale of love and strife—with modern relevance by setting it in the future. See the Daily Nebraskan article for more

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    Many talks from 2014 to present can be found on our YouTube Channel

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