Upcoming Events

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Spring 2018

Tulane Department of French and Italian Job Talks: French Medievalist position

Mon, Jan. 22 2018, 5pm
Dr. Charles Samuelson, Kings College London
"Indulgent Spouses, Indulgent Readers: The Poetics of Immoderate Conjugal Desire in Chretien de Troyes 'Eric et Enide'"
Newcomb Hall 403
Talk followed by reception in Newcomb Faculty Lounge (NH 114)

Mon. Jan. 29, 2018, 5pm
Dr. Jonathan Morton, Kings College London
"Beyond the Trojan Horse: Craft, Ingenuity, and Secret Knowledge in the High Middle Ages"
Newcomb Hall 403
Talk followed by reception in Newcomb 411

Fri. Feb. 2, 5:15pm
Dr. Lucas Wood (Texas Tech)
"Father, Son, and Holy Romance: Genealogies of Redemption"
Newcomb Hall 403
Talk followed by reception in Newcomb 411

February 24, 2018

"Beyond Index and Auto de fe: New Directions in Spanish Inquisition Studies"

An all-day symposium held at Tulane University 8:30am-4:30 pm, sponsered by the Department of History, the Royer Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Colonial Latin American Review. 

Locations TBA

For further information, please contact Professor Kris Lane,

Fall 2017

September 23, 2017
Woldenberg Art Center, Stone Auditorium

Eighth Annual Salon de Jeanne d'Arc

A daylong conference and celebration of Joan of Arc, hosted by the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc. 

Free and open to the public.

Keynote speech: 11:00-12:15
 "Saint and Starlet: Joan of Arc Invades Popular Culture" 
Stephanie L. Coker,  Ph.D 

For the full schedule, see

October 2, 2017
Tulane Law School, Room 110

From Martin Luther King to Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Here I stand I can do no other, so help me God."

Dr. Michael Haspel
Director of the Evangelical Academy in Thuringia and
Professor for Systematic theology at the Friedrich Schiller University-Jena

event to be followed by a reception.

In conjunction with two exhibits on Luther and the Reformation at the Howard-Tilton Library
on view Oct. 2-31, 2017

October 2, 2017, 3-4 pm
Woldenberg Art Center 304

Nicholas Herman, Curator of Medieval Mansucripts at the Schoenberg Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop on the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies Database

October 2, 2017. 6pm
Woldenberg Art Center, Stone Auditorium

 "Ivory for Copper: Sculpture Between West Africa and France circa 1300"
Sarah Guérin, University of Pennsylvania

October 19-20 2017

Research Symposium:

Performances, Archives, and Repertories in the Francophone Circum-Atlantic World

Tulane Department of French and Italian
Thursday, October 19 6:30-8:30  Newcomb Hall 207
Friday, 9am-5pm LBC 218

Free and open to the public
For complete schedule of talks see

November 9, 2017@ 4pm
Gibson Hall 325

MEMS Faculty Talk
"Episodic Theater and the Digital Text: Editing the Fortunatus Play of the Englische Komödianten"

Kevin M. Chovanec
Tulane, Department of English

To be followed by light refreshments

Spring 2017

March 2, 2017 @6pm
Woldenburg Art Center, Room 201 (Menschel Art History Wing)

"Michelangelo and the Dissolution of Disegno"
Jessica Maratsos, American University of Paris

Reception to follow talk.

March 7, 2017 @6pm 
Rogers Memorial Chapel

The Tulane English Department hosts its Inaugural Undergraduate Colloquium: 

"(An)Other Shakespeare: National Borders and Latinx Belonging"
Prof. Rubén Espinosa, University of Texas, El Paso

Talk followed by a Q & A with 5 English department undergraduates.


March 9, 2017 @6pm
Woldenburg Art Center, Room 210 (Stone Auditorium)

Donatello's Idol Play
Daniel Zolli, Getty Research Institute

Reception to follow talk


March 15, 2017 @6pm
Woldenburg Art Center, Room 210 *Stone Auditorium"

Title TBD
Leslie Geddes, Tulane University

Reception to follow talk.




Fall 2016

September 17, 2016, 
9:30am-6:30 pm

Salon Jeanne D'Arc.

A Full Day conference sponsored by the Joan of Arc Project/ Krewe Jeanne d'Arc, Producers of the Annual Joan of Arc Parade.
Events free and open to the public.
Keynote lecture: "Joan of Arc as a Military Leader" Dr. Kelly DeVries,  Loyola University Maryland, 12:50-1:50
Location: Loyola University. Audubon Room, Danna Student Center. Loyola University Campus 6363 St. Charles Ave.

For more info, visit JOANOFARCPARADE.ORG or 

October 25, 2016

Terry. K. Simmons Lecture
"Michelangelo's Inner Anatomies"
Prof. Christian Kleinbub, Ohio State University
210 Woldenburg Art Center (Stone Auditorium)

Nov. 10-12, 2016

Andrew Ladis Trecento Conference
An International Conference of Trecento Specialists joining together to share their research on the arts of  Italy during the "long fourteenth century"
Organizers: Tom Luongo (History), Holly Flora (Art). Leslie Geddes (Art)
Keynote Speaker: Marvini Trachtenberg, Institute of Fine Arts
For program details, see:

Spring 2016

April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. Below you can find a list of activities commemorating 400 years of Shakespeare and Cervantes.

400 Years of Cervantes. "La cueva de Montesinos: Three Readings, Three Approaches"

Round Table with Henry Sullivan (Tulane, emeritus), Carmela Mattza (LSU), Dale Shuger (Tulane)

April 18, 2016

12pm Newomb Hall 446


Illustrating "Don Quijote": Live Drawing Performance and Conversation With Miguel Rep

April 26, 2016

Live Mural Painting and Quijote Reading 1 pm 

Lavin-Bernick Center "Pocket Park" : In case of rain, LBC Pedersen Lobby

Q and A w/Rep at 3 pm: LBC-Stibbs Conference Room


Loyola Opera presents Gounod's: Roméo et Juliette

Date: Saturday, January 23, 2016

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: CMFA Box Office · · http://www.etix

Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex (corner St. Charles and Calhoun)

Cost: $40 Preferred, $25 Reserved, $15 students Get Tickets

Performed in French with Supertitles
More Info:

Other Spring 2016 events

"Hildegard's Cosmic Egg"

Dr. Margot Fassler

Monday April 4, 2016

7:30 pm, Nunemaker Audtitorium, Loyola University 

Callais Lectures on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition



How Nature Geometrizeth:' Image, Figure, and Play in Early Modern Europe
Rebecca Zorach,  Professor of Art History, Northwestern University
March 2, 2016 6:30 pm
Waldenberg Art Center, Stone Auditorium (Room 210) 

Fall 2015


"Drawing Operations"

Leslie Geddes, Tulane

Art History and MEMS Works-in-Progress Talks
November 5, 2015
209 Woldenburg Hall
6 pm


"Salon de Jeanne of Arc"

Sept. 19, 2015
Danna Center, Loyola University

Free and open to the public
For details, visit

"Performances, Archives and Repertories in the Francophone Circum-Atlantic World"

October 29-30, 2015
Schedule TBA

Spring 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Catalytic Intelligence and Kiln Transformation in the Making of China"

Professor Jeffrey Moser, McGill University

Woldenburg Art Center 210 (Stone Auditorium), 4:30pm

 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 

 Tulane Judeo-Christian Studies The Hugh McCloskey Evans Memorial Lecture 

 "Dante's Inferno: Biblical Tradition and Greek Philosophy" 

 Speaker: Steven Berg
 Department of Philosophy, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
 Author of Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment: on Plato’s Symposium (SUNY 2011);
“An Introduction to the Reading of Dante: Inferno, Cantos I-VII (Interpretation 35/2, 2008) 

 Discussion Leader: Michael Golluber
 St. John’s College, Santa Fe
 Author of “Aristotle on How One Becomes What One Is” (Review of Metaphysics 53/2, 1999);
“Aristotle on Knowledge and the Sense of Touch” (Journal of Philosophical Research 26, 2001) 

 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Rogers Memorial Chapel Seminar Room

Friday, March 20, 2015 

MEMS Faculty Works in Progress

Re/conversion at home and abroad: the case of Maerten de Vos" 

Stephanie Porras, Art History 

"Europe and America in the Print Culture of Early Modern Lima" 

Emily Floyd, Art History 

2pm. Woldenburg Conference Room 

Tuesday April 7, 2015

"La Chanson de Roland: Une épopée francaíse?"

Professor Michel Zink, College de France
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenburg Art Building 6pm
(in French)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Les chansons de femmes: sont-elles des chansons pour les simples?"

Professor Michel Zink, College de France
Dinwiddie Hall 102, 2pm
(in French)

Friday, April 10, 2015

"The Dynamics of Gender in France: the 17th and 21st Centuries"

Professor Domna C. Stanton (CUNY Graduate Center)
LBC 201, 4:30pm 

Prof. Stanton will discuss her new book, The Dynamics of Gender in Early-Modern France: Women Writ, Women Writing, and talk about the heated debates over gender studies in France today. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GNOMes (Greater New Orleans Medievalists Society) Book Discussion Club

Alain Boureau’s Satan the Heretic: The Birth of Demonology in the Medieval West

8pm, Loyola University (Room TBA)

Fall 2014

Thursday, October 16

“Ahmad al-Hajari: A Moroccan Citizen of the Republic of Letters in the Early Seventeenth-Century”. 

Oumelbanine Zhiri, University of California San Diego
Newcomb Hall 316A, 5pm

Thursday, October 16-Sunday, October 19

Sixteenth-Century Society Conference

New Orleans Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel
for more information and the conference program: see

Thursday, October 23

Ad vivum?

Joana Woodall, Professor of Art History, Courtald Institute of Art, London
Woldenburg Art Center Room 210, 5pm


Monday, October 27 

Lecture (Title TBA)

Cordelia Warr, Art Historian, Manchester University
Woldenburg Art Center Room 210, 6pm

Tuesday, December 9

"Beauty and Gender"

MEMS Professors Anne Dunlop (Art), Jean Dangler (Spanish and Portuguese)
Room TBA, 2pm


Spring 2012

Friday, April 27
Work in Progress, Prof. Henry Sullivan
"The Problematics of Tragic Drama in the Golden Age of Spain"
2:00PM, Newcomb 407

Friday, May 4

Prof. Yehuda Halper, Philosophy and Jewish Studies
Prof. Antonio Rueda, Spanish and Portuguese
3:00PM, Newcomb 114
Reception to follow.


Friday, September 30

Work in Progress, Prof. Laura Bass
3:00PM, Newcomb 405

Thursday, October 6
Elena Calvillo
, University of Richmond
"Exporting Michaelangelo to Counter-Reformation Spain"
6:00PM, Woldenberg 209

Thursday, October 20
Reception for current and future MEMS students (faculty, please attend)
4:30PM Newcomb Faculty Lounge, room 114

Thursday, October 20
Herbert L. Kessler
, Johns Hopkins University
"Geometry of the Ineffable: Artificial Perspective in Medieval Art"
6:00PM, Woldenberg 210, Stone Auditorium

Friday, January 20
Faculty Panel: "Encounters"

3:00-4:30PM, Newcomb Faculty Lounge, Newcomb Hall 114
Rachel Burk, Spanish & Portuguese
Scott Oldenburg, English
Toby Wikstrom, French & Italian

Thursday, February 16

Steven Harvey, Bar Ilan University and Johns Hopkins University
"Concepts of Erotic and Divine Love in Medieval Jewish Thought"
4:00PM, Lavin-Bernick Center, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall, room 218

Thursday, March 1
Rafael Mérida Jiménez, Universitat de Lleida
"Women and Literary Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia"
3:30PM Newcomb 209
Reception to follow in the Newcomb Faculty Lounge, room 114

Friday, March 2
Rafael Mérida Jiménez, Universitat de Lleida
"Magia y brujería en la literatura caballeresca durante la época de los Reyes Católicos (1474-1516)"
3:30PM, Newcomb 407
Reception to follow in the Newcomb Faculty Lounge, room 114

Past Years' Events

Click to download a pdf of MEMS-related events, 2009-2010

Click to download a pdf of MEMS-related events, 2010-2011

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