Feb 09
Department of Art History, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, L150
800 University Avenue
4:00 PM Science, Nature, and Wonder in the Middle Ages

Edward Wheatley

English, Loyola University, Chicago
Disabled Touch in the Middle Ages

This lecture will examine aspects of the science of touch and the judicial, cultural, and religious significance of the disabling of its synecdochic representative, the hand. Drawing from such works as On the Property of Things and Middle English Fyve Wittes, the lecture will analyze the intersection of science and spirituality, with a special focus on disabling miracles of chastisement in which sinners lose the use of their hands; the most significant of these miracles were associated with the Virgin Mary, and were frequently represented in manuscript illuminations, stained glass, and other visual arts.

Borghesi-Mellon Workshops

Madeline H. Caviness

Representations in the Middle Ages of Ethnic, Cultural and Physiological Difference, and Their Social Significance Then and Now
Emerita, Department of English, Tufts University
Oct 26
Hagen Room, Room 150, Department of Art History, Conrad A. Elvehjem Building
800 University Avenue
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, Appropriation in the Middle Ages and Beyond

Madeline H. Caviness

From Magdeburg to Charlottesville via Munich
Emerita, Department of English, Tufts University
Oct 26
Conrad Elvehjem Building, L150
800 University Avenue
4:00 PM Thinking Race: Migration, Representation, Appropriation in the Middle Ages and Beyond

Displaced Horizons

Multimedia Project
Oct 27
Gallery 7, 7th Floor Room 7240, George L. Mosse Humanities Building
455 North Park Street 
6:30 PM Terra Incognita Art Series