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Past Events

Spring 2018

Tulane Department of French and Italian Job Talks: French Medievalist position

Mon, Jan. 22 2018, 5pm
Dr. Charles Samuelson, Kings College London
"Indulgent Spouses, Indulgent Readers: The Poetics of Immoderate Conjugal Desire in Chretien de Troyes 'Eric et Enide'"
Newcomb Hall 403
Talk followed by reception in Newcomb Faculty Lounge (NH 114)

Mon. Jan. 29, 2018, 5pm
Dr. Jonathan Morton, Kings College London
"Beyond the Trojan Horse: Craft, Ingenuity, and Secret Knowledge in the High Middle Ages"
Newcomb Hall 403
Talk followed by reception in Newcomb 411

Fri. Feb. 2, 5:15pm
Dr. Lucas Wood (Texas Tech)
"Father, Son, and Holy Romance: Genealogies of Redemption"
Newcomb Hall 403
Talk followed by reception in Newcomb 411

February 24, 2018

"Beyond Index and Auto de fe: New Directions in Spanish Inquisition Studies"

An all-day symposium held at Tulane University 8:30am-4:30 pm, sponsered by the Department of History, the Royer Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Colonial Latin American Review.

Locations TBA

For further information, please contact Professor Kris Lane,

Fall 2017

September 23, 2017
Woldenberg Art Center, Stone Auditorium

Eighth Annual Salon de Jeanne d'Arc

A daylong conference and celebration of Joan of Arc, hosted by the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc.

Free and open to the public.

Keynote speech: 11:00-12:15

"Saint and Starlet: Joan of Arc Invades Popular Culture"

Stephanie L. Coker, Ph.D

For the full schedule, see

October 2, 2017
Tulane Law School, Room 110

From Martin Luther King to Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Here I stand I can do no other, so help me God."

Dr. Michael Haspel

Director of the Evangelical Academy in Thuringia and

Professor for Systematic theology at the Friedrich Schiller University-Jena

event to be followed by a reception.

In conjunction with two exhibits on Luther and the Reformation at the Howard-Tilton Library

on view Oct. 2-31, 2017

October 2, 2017, 3-4 pm
Woldenberg Art Center 304

Nicholas Herman, Curator of Medieval Mansucripts at the Schoenberg Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop on the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Database

October 2, 2017. 6pm
Woldenberg Art Center, Stone Auditorium

"Ivory for Copper: Sculpture Between West Africa and France circa 1300"
Sarah Guérin, University of Pennsylvania

October 19-20 2017

Research Symposium:
Performances, Archives, and Repertories in the Francophone Circum-Atlantic World

Tulane Department of French and Italian

Thursday, October 19 6:30-8:30 Newcomb Hall 207

Friday, 9am-5pm LBC 218

Free and open to the public

For complete schedule of talks see

November 9, 2017@ 4pm
Gibson Hall 325

MEMS Faculty Talk

"Episodic Theater and the Digital Text: Editing the Fortunatus Play of the Englische Komödianten"

Kevin M. Chovanec

Tulane, Department of English

To be followed by light refreshments

Spring 2017

March 2, 2017 @6pm
Woldenburg Art Center, Room 201 (Menschel Art History Wing)

"Michelangelo and the Dissolution of Disegno"
Jessica Maratsos, American University of Paris

Reception to follow talk.

March 7, 2017 @6pm
Rogers Memorial Chapel

The Tulane English Department hosts its Inaugural Undergraduate Colloquium:

"(An)Other Shakespeare: National Borders and Latinx Belonging"
Prof. Rubén Espinosa, University of Texas, El Paso

Talk followed by a Q & A with 5 English department undergraduates.

March 9, 2017 @6pm
Woldenburg Art Center, Room 210 (Stone Auditorium)

Donatello's Idol Play
Daniel Zolli, Getty Research Institute

Reception to follow talk

March 15, 2017 @6pm
Woldenburg Art Center, Room 210 *Stone Auditorium"

Title TBD
Leslie Geddes, Tulane University

Reception to follow talk.

Fall 2016

September 17, 2016,
9:30am-6:30 pm

Salon Jeanne D'Arc.

A Full Day conference sponsored by the Joan of Arc Project/ Krewe Jeanne d'Arc, Producers of the Annual Joan of Arc Parade.

Events free and open to the public.

Keynote lecture: "Joan of Arc as a Military Leader" Dr. Kelly DeVries, Loyola University Maryland, 12:50-1:50

Location: Loyola University. Audubon Room, Danna Student Center. Loyola University Campus 6363 St. Charles Ave.

For more info, visit JOANOFARCPARADE.ORG or

October 25, 2016

Terry. K. Simmons Lecture

"Michelangelo's Inner Anatomies"

Prof. Christian Kleinbub, Ohio State University

210 Woldenburg Art Center (Stone Auditorium)

Nov. 10-12, 2016

Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference
An International Conference of Trecento Specialists joining together to share their research on the arts of Italy during the "long fourteenth century"

Organizers: Tom Luongo (History), Holly Flora (Art). Leslie Geddes (Art)

Keynote Speaker: Marvini Trachtenberg, Institute of Fine Arts

For program details

Spring 2016

April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. Below you can find a list of activities commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare and Cervantes.

400 Years of Cervantes. "La cueva de Montesinos: Three Readings, Three Approaches"

Round Table with Henry Sullivan (Tulane, emeritus), Carmela Mattza (LSU), Dale Shuger (Tulane)

April 18, 2016

12pm Newomb Hall 446

Illustrating "Don Quijote": Live Drawing Performance and Conversation With Miguel Rep

April 26, 2016

Live Mural Painting and Quijote Reading 1 pm

Lavin-Bernick Center "Pocket Park" : In case of rain, LBC Pedersen Lobby

Q and A w/Rep at 3 pm: LBC-Stibbs Conference Room

Loyola Opera presents Gounod's: Roméo et Juliette

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: CMFA Box Office · · http://www.etix

Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex (corner St. Charles and Calhoun)

Cost: $40 Preferred, $25 Reserved, $15 students Get Tickets

Performed in French with Supertitles
More Info:

Other Spring 2016 events

"Hildegard's Cosmic Egg"

Dr. Margot Fassler

Monday April 4, 2016

7:30 pm, Nunemaker Audtitorium, Loyola University

Callais Lectures on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

How Nature Geometrizeth:' Image, Figure, and Play in Early Modern Europe

Rebecca Zorach, Professor of Art History, Northwestern University

March 2, 2016 6:30 pm

Waldenberg Art Center, Stone Auditorium (Room 210)

Fall 2015

"Drawing Operations"

Leslie Geddes, Tulane

Art History and MEMS Works-in-Progress Talks
November 5, 2015
209 Woldenburg Hall
6 pm

"Salon de Jeanne of Arc"

Sept. 19, 2015
Danna Center, Loyola University

Free and open to the public
For details, visit

"Performances, Archives and Repertories in the Francophone Circum-Atlantic World"

October 29-30, 2015
Schedule TBA

Spring 2015

"Catalytic Intelligence and Kiln Transformation in the Making of China"

Professor Jeffrey Moser, McGill University

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Woldenburg Art Center 210 (Stone Auditorium), 4:30pm

Tulane Judeo-Christian Studies The Hugh McCloskey Evans Memorial Lecture

"Dante's Inferno: Biblical Tradition and Greek Philosophy"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Speaker: Steven Berg
Department of Philosophy, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
Author of Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment: on Plato’s Symposium (SUNY 2011);
“An Introduction to the Reading of Dante: Inferno, Cantos I-VII (Interpretation 35/2, 2008)

Discussion Leader: Michael Golluber
St. John’s College, Santa Fe
Author of “Aristotle on How One Becomes What One Is” (Review of Metaphysics 53/2, 1999);
“Aristotle on Knowledge and the Sense of Touch” (Journal of Philosophical Research 26, 2001)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Rogers Memorial Chapel Seminar Room

Re/conversion at home and abroad: the case of Maerten de Vos"

Friday, March 20, 2015

MEMS Faculty Works in Progress

Stephanie Porras, Art History

"Europe and America in the Print Culture of Early Modern Lima"

Emily Floyd, Art History

2pm. Woldenburg Conference Room

Tuesday April 7, 2015

"La Chanson de Roland: Une épopée francaíse?"

Professor Michel Zink, College de France
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenburg Art Building 6pm
(in French)

"Les chansons de femmes: sont-elles des chansons pour les simples?"

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Professor Michel Zink, College de France
Dinwiddie Hall 102, 2pm
(in French)

"The Dynamics of Gender in France: the 17th and 21st Centuries"

Friday, April 10, 2015

Professor Domna C. Stanton (CUNY Graduate Center)
LBC 201, 4:30pm

Prof. Stanton will discuss her new book, The Dynamics of Gender in Early-Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing, and talk about the heated debates over gender studies in France today.

GNOMes (Greater New Orleans Medievalists Society) Book Discussion Club

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Alain Boureau’s Satan the Heretic: The Birth of Demonology in the Medieval West

8pm, Loyola University (Room TBA)

Fall 2014

“Ahmad al-Hajari: A Moroccan Citizen of the Republic of Letters in the Early Seventeenth-Century”.

Thursday, October 16

Oumelbanine Zhiri, University of California San Diego
Newcomb Hall 316A, 5pm

Sixteenth-Century Society Conference

Thursday, October 16-Sunday, October 19

New Orleans Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
for more information and the conference program: see

Ad vivum?

Thursday, October 23

Joana Woodall, Professor of Art History, Courtald Institute of Art, London
Woldenburg Art Center Room 210, 5pm

Lecture (Title TBA)

Monday, October 27

Cordelia Warr, Art Historian, Manchester University
Woldenburg Art Center Room 210, 6pm

"Beauty and Gender"

Tuesday, December 9

MEMS Professors Anne Dunlop (Art), Jean Dangler (Spanish and Portuguese)
Room TBA, 2pm

Spring 2012

Work in Progress, Prof. Henry Sullivan
"The Problematics of Tragic Drama in the Golden Age of Spain"
2:00PM, Newcomb 407

Friday, April 27


Friday, May 4

Prof. Yehuda Halper, Philosophy and Jewish Studies
Prof. Antonio Rueda, Spanish and Portuguese
3:00PM, Newcomb 114
Reception to follow.

Work in Progress, Prof. Laura Bass

Friday, September 30

3:00PM, Newcomb 405

"Exporting Michaelangelo to Counter-Reformation Spain"

Thursday, October 6
Elena Calvillo
, University of Richmond
6:00PM, Woldenberg 209

Reception for current and future MEMS students (faculty, please attend)

Thursday, October 20
4:30PM Newcomb Faculty Lounge, room 114

Thursday, October 20
Herbert L. Kessler
, Johns Hopkins University
6:00PM, Woldenberg 210, Stone Auditorium

Faculty Panel: "Encounters"

Friday, January 20
3:00-4:30PM, Newcomb Faculty Lounge, Newcomb Hall 114
Rachel Burk, Spanish & Portuguese
Scott Oldenburg, English
Toby Wikstrom, French & Italian

"Concepts of Erotic and Divine Love in Medieval Jewish Thought"

Thursday, February 16

Steven Harvey, Bar Ilan University and Johns Hopkins University
4:00PM, Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, room 218

"Women and Literary Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia"

Thursday, March 1
Rafael Mérida Jiménez, Universitat de Lleida
3:30PM Newcomb 209
Reception to follow in the Newcomb Faculty Lounge, room 114

"Magia y brujería en la literatura caballeresca durante la época de los Reyes Católicos (1474-1516)"

Friday, March 2
Rafael Mérida Jiménez, Universitat de Lleida
3:30PM, Newcomb 407
Reception to follow in the Newcomb Faculty Lounge, room 114

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