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CEMERS  Workshop Lecture Series and Calendar of Events: Fall 2019


Wednesday, September 4, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in LN 1106

  • CEMERS Fall Reception

Monday, September 9, 4:00 p.m. in the BU Art Museum

  • Co-sponsored with the Middle East and North Africa Studies (MENA) Program
  • Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh
  • Professor of Art History, University of California, Davis
  • “The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript: From Genocide to Justice”

Wednesday, September 25, 3:30 p.m. in LN 1106

  • Hilary Becker
  • Assistant Professor of Classical Studies, Binghamton University
  • “Caveat emptor: the global trade in Roman drugs”

Wednesday, October 2, 3:30 p.m. in LN 1106

  • Yan Liu
  • Assistant Professor of  History, University of Buffalo
  • “Dying to Live: Medicines, Alchemy, and the Body in Medieval China”

Wednesday, October 16, 3:30 p.m. in LN 1106

  • Nükhet Varlik
  • Associate Professor of History, University of South Carolina
  • “Rethinking Plague’s Second Pandemic: The Ottoman Empire and Global Ecological History”

Wednesday, October 30, 3:30 p.m. in LN 1106

  • Kathryn Kueny
  • Professor of Theology, Fordham University
  • “Fashioning Health and Perfection as Beauty: Cosmetic Rulings in Early Islam”

Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. in AC B33 (Presidents Reception Room) 

  • ***29th Annual Bernardo Lecture***
  • Alison Cornish
  • Professor of Italian, NYU
  • “Dante and the Legibility of the Universe: Facts and Narratives”

Thursday, November 14, 5:00 p.m. in TBD

  • Co-sponsored with the Material & Visual Worlds TAE
  • Katharine Park
  • Samuel Zemurray, Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone  Radcliffe Research Professor of the History of Science, Emeritus, Harvard University
  • “Rethinking the “one-sex body”: Sex, Gender, and Medicine in the Medieval World”

Last Updated: 8/26/19