Special Events

Special Events

Special Events


Plenary Lectures

Photo portrait of Cay Nederman.Modern Toleration through a Medieval Lens: A "Judgmental" View

Cary J. Nederman
Texas A&M University

Friday, May 15
8:30 a.m.
East Ballroom, Bernhard Center
sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America

 

Photo portrait of Richard Utz.The Notion of the Middle Ages: Our Middle Ages, Ourselves

Richard Utz
Georgia Institute of Technology

Saturday, May 16
8:30 a.m.
East Ballroom, Bernhard Center

 

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Concert

Modern Chamber Music Inspired by the Music of Hildegard von Bingen


To Hildegard
Elizabeth Start
Michigan Festival of Sacred Music

and

. . .circling, circled . . .
Lawrence Axelrod
Chicago Composers’ Consortium

Saturday, May 16
7:00 p.m.
Fetzer 1045

Medieval Institute logo.Michigan Festival of Sacred Music logo.

sponsored by the Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, and the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music; co-sponsored by the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies

This program, organized by Elizabeth Start and highlighting contemporary works that draw on Hildegard’s musical legacy, is performed by musicians drawn from the Kalamazoo and Chicago areas. The concert of 45-minutes duration is immediately followed by a discussion with the composers, performers, and other invited panelists.

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Medieval Originality

A series of seven sessions at this, the 50th, International Congress on Medieval Studies marks the origins of the Congress in the first conference on medieval studies hosted by Western Michigan University, which took place in 1962.  The Material Collective provided the stimulus for the series and has played a leading role in shaping the program. The six roundtables bear the titles of the "sections" (as sessions were then called) of the conference, and the panel discussion takes its theme from the title of the conference, "Medieval Originality."

Medieval Art: From Romanesque to Gothic (A Roundtable)
co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute and the Material Collective
Thursday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.
Brown & Gold Room, Bernhard Center

The Production of the Medieval Play (A Roundtable)
co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute and the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
Thursday, May 14, 1:30 p.m.
Brown & Gold Room, Bernhard Center

Medieval Music: The Secular Side (A Roundtable)
co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute and Musicology at Kalamazoo
Thursday, May 14, 3:30 p.m.
Brown & Gold Room, Bernhard Center

The Nature of the Middle Ages: A Problem for Historians? (A Roundtable)
co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute and the Haskins Society
Friday, May 15, 10:00 a.m.
Brown & Gold Room, Bernhard Center

Medieval Latin: Fusion of the Classic Form with the Medieval Style (A Roundtable)
co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute and Platinum Latin
Friday, May 15, 1:30 p.m.
Brown & Gold Room, Bernhard Center

Medieval Contributions to the Theory of Knowledge (A Roundtable)
co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute and the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Friday, May 15, 3:30 p.m.
Brown & Gold Room, Bernhard Center

Medieval Originality: Looking Back, Looking Forward (A Panel Discussion)
co-sponsored by the Medieval Institute and the Material Collective
Friday, May 15, 5:30 p.m.
East Ballroom, Bernhard Center

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Worship Services

 

Daily Vespers: Thursday–Saturday 5:15 p.m. Fetzer 1040

Roman Catholic
Daily Mass: Thursday–Saturday 7:00 a.m. Fetzer 1040
Sunday Mass: Saturday 7:30 p.m. Fetzer 1040
Sunday Mass: Sunday 7:00 a.m. Fetzer 1005

Anglican (Episcopal)-Lutheran
Ascension Day Eucharist: Thursday 8:00 a.m. Fetzer 1040
Sunday Eucharist: Sunday 7:00 a.m. Fetzer 1040

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