The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program at IRCI hosts a monthly seminar, ordinarily on the third Thursday of each month.

Seminars showcase outstanding work from around Australia and the world on a wide range of topics, such as conspiracy theory, political choice-making, imagination in art, disaster, plague, time, and moral invective, from early medieval Ireland through Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment to the present.

For further information, contact MEMS.seminar@acu.edu.au

2021 Online Research Seminars 

Katie Barclay (Adelaide)
20 May 2021 

Title: 'Rethinking Patriarchy: The Performance of Family'
Time: 4:00pm Melbourne (AEST), 11pm Wednesday 19th May, Los Angeles, USA

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To register:  MEMS.seminar@acu.edu.au


Recognizing Religions: False Gods, Human Weaknesses - Christian and Muslim Analyses
19/20 April 2021

Speakers: Siiri Toiviainen Rø, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki
Taneli Kukkonen, Professor of Philosophy, NYUAD

Time: Monday, 19 April, 8:00-9:30 pm Abu Dhabi, 5:00-6:30 pm London, 6:00-7:30 pm Berlin. Tuesday, 20 April, 2-3:30 am Melbourne.
Learn more:https://nyu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eUHLURkCTuC_hTSny4xQFA

A recording will be available here after the event.

MEMS.seminar@acu.edu.au


Leigh Penman (Monash)
15 April 2021 

Title: By his sword: Peace, violence, and prophecy in the life of Ludwig Friedrich Gifftheil, an agonist in the Thirty Years' War'
Time:4:00pm Melbourne (AEST), 11pm Wednesday 14th April, Los Angeles, USA

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To register:  MEMS.seminar@acu.edu.au


Exchanges across Religious Lines: Material Interests and Representations
23 March 2021

Speakers:

Francesca Trivellato (Institute for Advanced Study) and Leor Halevi (Vanderbilt University). Moderated by Ethan Shagan (University of California at Berkeley)

Time: 1:00pm Melbourne (ADST)

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Yasmin Haskell (University of Western Australia)
18 March 2021 

Title: 'Idols, Demons, or Passions? The Gods in Jesuit Latin Epics'
Time:4:00pm Melbourne (ADST), 10pm Wednesday 17th March, Los Angeles, USA

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To register:  MEMS.seminar@acu.edu.au


Kirk Essary (University of Western Australia)
18 February 2021 

Title: 'Erasmus on Emotion Between the Old and New Testaments'
Time:4:00pm Melbourne (ADST), 9pm Wednesday 17th February, Los Angeles, USA

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To register:  MEMS.seminar@acu.edu.au

 


Watch select past events

Margaret Cameron (The University of Melbourne)
19 November 2020

IRCI MEMS Seminar 2020 Series | Margaret Cameron |’Blood Medieval Philosophy of Mind: the first treatise’


Recognising Religion(s): The Cultural Dynamics of Religious Encounters and Interactions in Historical Perspective
5/6 October 2020

Title: "Situating World Religions in Modern Islam"

Speakers: Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (NYU) and Esmat Elhalaby (UC Davis), moderated by Taneli Kukkonen (NYU/AD)

RECORDED 

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Jenny Spinks 
15 October 2020

IRCI MEMS Seminar Series | Jenny Spinks | 'Blood rain, crucifixions and instruments of the Passion: Christ, visuality and religious identity in sixteenth-century prodigy books'


Constant Mews (Monash University)
17 September 2020

IRCI MEMS Seminar Series | Constant Mews | 'Re-Reading the abuses of the age: from seventh-century Ireland to Twelfth-century France'


Nicholas Eckstein
21 August 2020

IRCI MEMS Seminar Series | Nicholas Eckstein | Plague Time: Space, Fear and Emergency Statecraft in Early-Modern Italy


Sophia Rosenfeld
21 May 2020

Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
Making Choices in the Early Modern World


Reindert Falkenburg
18 June 2020

Professor of Early Modern Art and Culture, New York University/Abu Dhabi
Pieter Bruegel: Grounds for Speculation

 


Past events

Margaret Cameron (The University of Melbourne)
19 November 2020 

Title: 'Medieval Philosophy of Mind: the first treatise'
Time:2:00pm Melbourne (Australian Daylight Saving Time), 11:00am Perth, 8pm Wednesday 18th November Los Angeles, USA

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Recognising Religion(s): The Cultural Dynamics of Religious Encounters and Interactions in Historical Perspective
5 October 2020 (Amended)

Time: Melbourne 3:30am (Tue 6th Oct) | Perth 12:30am (Tues 6th Oct) | Abu Dhabi 20:30 (Mon 5th Oct) | Berlin 18:30 (Mon 5th Oct) | London 17:30 (Mon 5th Oct) | San Francisco 9:30am (Mon 5th Oct)

Title: "Situating World Religions in Modern Islam" with Zvi Ben-Dor Benite (NYU) and Esmat Elhalaby (UC Davis), moderated by Taneli Kukkonen (NYU/AD)

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