Below is the schedule of the Medieval Seminar and other lectures and events of interest to the Upper Valley medievalist community.  If you have a lecture, conference, or event scheduled that you would like posted here, please email

Winter Term 2021

After a covid-induced hiatus, the Medieval Seminar will return in Winter 2021 remotely, with the hopes of returning to in person as soon as possible.

If you wish to attend any of the following, please contact Cecilia Gaposchkin at for a link to our zoom location.

Winter term 2021 seminars are:

January 20, 2021, 5:30 PM

  • Danielle Callegari, Assistant Professor of French and Italian, Dartmouth College"Dante's Gluttons: Food and Society in Medieval Italian Literature."

February 17, 2021, 5:30 PM

  • Elizabeth Kassler-Taub, Assistant Professor of the History of Art, Dartmouth College, "The Memory of Empire: Early Modern Palermo and the Architecture of Habsburg Power."

April 21, 2021, 5:30 PM

  • Charles Briggs, Department of History, University of Vermont, "'Perfect justice weighs everything on a balanced scale': Italian Friars on the Subject of Equity and Commune, c. 1270-c,1330."

May 19, 2021, 5:30 PM

  • Walter Simons, Department of History, "'For Those Offended by the Weakness of the Female Sex to Display the Lord's Glorious Victory': Elizabeth of Spalbeek as the First Female Stigmatic (ca. 1266-ca.1278)."