Public Lectures - Winter 2023

December 19, 2022

The Department of Medieval Studies is delighted to announce its program of public lectures for Winter term 2023. 

On Wednesdays at 17:40, speakers will discuss a wide range of medieval topics, from Byzantine philosophy to medievalisms, and the reconstruction of Notre Dame to Catholic missionaries in India. The lectures are followed by a reception where students, faculty and members of the public can discuss the lecture with the speaker over a glass of wine.  In the Fall term, lecture topics included Slovakian mines, Cszech prayer books and an informative description of how to steal the Hungarian royal crown.

We hope that this term's topics will be equally as wide-ranging and informative.

Each lecture will be hybrid; online via zoom and in person in CEU's Vienna campus. The link will be published for each lecture,. Please check our events page a few days in advance for more information.

25 Jan: Luggage for a life yet to be lived. What objects have to tell us about past lives

             Christina Antenhofer, University of Salzburg

1 Feb:  The Problem of the Eternity of the World in Byzantium

             Christophe Erismann, Univerity of Vienna

8 Feb: Beyond the Middle Ages: narrating “medieval” heritage sites to general audiences

            Pit Peporté, Luxembourg, founder of Historical Consulting

8 March: Immovable Truth. Commentaries on the Bible at the Early University of Vienna

                 Edit Anna Lukács, Austrian Academy of Sciences

15 March: The Bible in Practice from the 11th to the 13th century: some codicological and diplomatic cases of study.

                  Amélie de Las Heras, Casa de Velázquez, Madrid 

22 March: Between Europe and the Middle East: The Convergence of Christian Traditions in the Syro-Catholic Literature from Malabar at the Turn of the Seventeenth Century.

                  Radu Mustață, former CEU student