Historical Studies Lunchtime Colloquia


The Faculty of the School of Historical Studies is pleased to invite you to attend the School's Lunchtime Colloquia series. Sessions are scheduled weekly during term time and held on Thursdays at 12:30 in the Dilworth room. Each session normally includes a half-hour presentation by a Member of the School, followed by a half-hour discussion period.

Speakers and topics for the Historical Studies Lunchtime Colloquia Series are listed below. Notices indicating the current week's topic are sent in advance by E-mail to all Faculty, Members, Visitors and Assistants in the School of Historical Studies. Faculty and Members of other Schools who are interested in receiving weekly notices should send an electronic mail message to Marian Zelazny (mzelazny@ias.edu).


October 5, 2107 - First Term Introductions

October 12, 2017 - Marta Hanson, "'Understanding is Within One's Grasp (liaoran zai wo 燎然在握)': The Healer's Body-as-Technology in Classical Chinese Medicine"

October 19, 2017 - Timothy Brook, "How Marco Polo Got Home"

October 26, 2017 - Stefan Brink, “Medieval Nordic Laws – When? Why? How?”

November 2, 2017 - Kathleen Coleman, "Q. Sulpicius Maximus, Poet, Eleven Years Old"

November 9, 2017 - Ying Zhang, “Problematizing the Political Prisoner: The Case of Ming China (1368-1644)”

November 16, 2017 - George Kiraz, "The Dot Between Philology and Numerical Notation"

November 23, 2017 - Thanksgiving

November 30, 2017 - Elisheva Baumgarten, "Toward A Social History of Jewish Marriage in Medieval Northern Europe"

December 7, 2017 - Vladimir Kulic, "Spaces of Non-Alignment"

December 14, 2017 - Silvia Sebastiani, "Apes, Slaves and Global Markets: Boundaries of Humanity in Enlightenment Debates"

December 21, 2017 - Jonathan Unglaub, "Painting as Miraculous Birth: Raphael's Sistine Madonna"


January 18, 2018 - Second Term Introductions

January 25, 2018 - Cynthia Hahn, "Looking Within: Early Modern Jewelry as Devotion, Power, and Identity"

February 1, 2018 -  Constance Cook, "Divination and the Body in Ancient China"

February 8, 2018 - Adam Izdebski, "Provincializing Ecologies. Environmental Change and the End of Antiquity"

February 15, 2018 - Catherine Clark, “From Paris to Beijing and Back Again, 1973-1974”

February 22, 2018 - Carolina Mangone, “Imperfect Michelangelo”

March 1, 2018 - David Gilman Romano, "Recent Excavation and Research at the Sanctuary of Zeus at Mt. Lykaion, Arcadia"

March 8, 2018 - Rory Yeomans, "’Fascist Departures: Travel Writing and Transnational Encounters on the Periphery of Hitler’s New Europe."

March 15, 2018 - Sebastian Guenther,  "Learning and Spirituality without Prophets and Scriptures, as seen by the Medieval Muslim Scholar Ibn Tufayl"

March 22, 2018 - Kevin Martin, "We Have Discovered America! The United States in the Syrian Imagination, 1946-1963"

March 29, 2018 - Alison Games, "The Invention and Legacies of the Amboyna Massacre"

April 5, 2018 - David Blackbourn, "The German Atlantic: Recovering an Invisible World"

April 12, 2018 - Frederik Vervaet, "Mass Deportations, Slave Wars and the Augustan Pax Servilis"


For more information, please contact Marian Zelazny