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October 31, 2008

Was There a Fourteenth Century Consumer Revolution? The Evidence of Inventories

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A workshop led by Daniel Smail, Harvard University
Co-sponsored with the Center for Early Modern History

October 21, 2008

Medieval Mediterranean Studies: Old French Literature and Beyond

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Sharon Kinoshita, University of California Santa Cruz
Co-sponsored with the Department of French and Italian.

October 17, 2008

Trivia--Week of 28 November

This week’s eNews trivia question is: What did Odin whisper in Balder's ear while Balder lay on his funeral pyre? Please submit answers in email to Gabriel Gryffyn ( href="mailto:ggryffyn.cms@gmail.com">ggryffyn.cms@gmail.com) by Friday, 24 October at 12:00pm.

Learning Abroad

This summer, English Department PhD student Gabriel Gryffyn traveled to Ireland to attend the Summer School in Mediaeval and Modern Irish Language and Literature at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. The intensive two week program included courses in Modern and Old Irish in the morning with lectures on Medieval and Early Modern Irish Literature and its Transmission and Early Irish Law and Society, and the Learned Orders in the afternoon.

Gabriel was able to begin her foray into learning the twisty but beautiful mess that is Old Irish as well as use the excellent resources in the libraries both at DIAS and Trinity College, Dublin. She also had the opportunity to visit the medieval buildings at Glendalough in County Wicklow.

October 16, 2008

Nothing, There’s Nothing There!
The Elusive Aspects of the Vatican Holy Face.

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Herbert Kessler, Johns Hopkins University
Co-sponsored with the Department of Art History.