CMRS Lecture Series

Each year, the Center hosts eight lectures on cutting-edge research by visiting scholars, chosen by CMRS staff and faculty affiliates. Speakers represent the broadest range of academic fields, topics, and historical periods. The annual series includes a Public Lecture that is specifically aimed towards a general audience; the Francis Lee Utley lecture, in collaboration between with the Center for Folklore Studies, combining expertise in folklore and medieval literature; and the MRGSA lecture, sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association, featuring a speaker whose work is of particular interest to the graduate student population.

2020-2021 Lectures

2019-2020 Lectures

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2018-2019 Lectures

2017-2018 Lectures


2017-2018 Lecture Series Poster

2016-2017 Lectures


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2015-2016 CMRS Lectures


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2014-2015 CMRS Lectures


2014-2015 Lecture Series Poster


2013-2014 Lecture Series: Feast and Famine in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance




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Audio Recordings:

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