Recent News

Book Review: Painting the Hortus Deliciarum: Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time, by Danielle B. Joyner

Author: Megan J. Hall

Painting the Hortus Deliciarum

Read the very favorable review just published by Anne-Marie Bouché, Associate Professor of Art at Bower School of Music and the Arts (Florida Gulf Coast University), of Painting the Hortus Deliciarum: Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time, by Medieval Institute research visitor and past Assistant Professor of Art History, Danielle Joyner (Penn State University Press, 2016). Bouché writes, "In Painting the Hortus Deliciarum: Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time, Danielle B. Joyner has tackled one of the most challenging topics in Romanesque studies, the illuminated manuscript compilation known as the “Garden of Delights.” Read More

Upcoming Visit by Dr. Franz Fischer

Author: Department of Classics

Dr. Franz Fischer, associate director of the Cologne Center for eHumanities, will be visiting the University from February 5 through 15 as part of the ongoing project in the Digital Schoolbook. Read More

Robert Goulding, MI Faculty Fellow, announced as next Reilly Center Director

Author: Jessica Baron

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Notre Dame’s John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has announced its next director. Robert Goulding, who will take over from current director Anjan Chakravartty on July 1, 2018, is an associate professor in the Program of Liberal Studies. He has been a faculty member at Notre Dame since 2003 and is a concurrent faculty member in the Department of History as well as the Reilly Center’s PhD Program in History and Philosophy of Science (directing the latter since 2017). He is also a Faculty Fellow of the Medieval Institute.  Read More

Medieval Studies minor produces winning thesis on Marian Prayers

Author: Megan J. Hall

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Who is Mary, and what does she mean for us? How has her role developed over time? Luke Donahue ('17), a Medieval Studies minor, received a Break Travel and Research Grant for Sophomores and Juniors from the Nanovic Institute for European Studies to examine these questions by going back in time to a small but noteworthy cloister in medieval Germany. Luke wrote about his experience. Read More

Upcoming Events

Julia Marvin Book Launch: The Construction of Vernacular History in the Anglo-Norman Prose Brut Chronicle: The Manuscript Culture of Late Medieval England


Location: Eck Center, University of Notre Dame

Join the Medieval Institute and the Program of Liberal Studies to celebrate the publication of Julia Marvin's The Construction of Vernacular History in the Anglo-Norman Prose Brut Chronicle: The Manuscript Culture of Late Medieval England. Commentator: Jessica Brantley, Yale University. Reception to follow.…

Franz Fischer Lecture: Digital Philology


Location: Center for Digital Scholarship (130 Hesburgh Library)

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Join Dr. Franz Fischer of the Cologne Center for the eHumanities for a lecture on digital philology. Monday, February 12th, 4 PM, at the Center for Digital Scholarship (130 Hesburgh Library).

A Roundtable and Reception in Honor of Olivia Remie Constable


Location: Medieval Institute, main reading room, Hesburgh Library 7th floor

Remie Constable

Olivia Remie Constable was Professor of Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame and, from 2008 until her untimely passing in 2014, the Robert M. Conway Director of its Medieval Institute. This roundtable brings together former students and the editor of her final book, To Live Like a Moor: Christian Perceptions of Muslim Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Spain, published in January 2018 by the University of Pennsylvania Press.