Upcoming events

In-person events have been put on hold indefinitely due to COVID-19, but we are still offering virtual events to foster community and scholarship! Subscribe to our events newsletter here for updates.

We host our events at Georgetown’s main campus, which is located at 3700 O St, NW. For a detailed map of the campus, including locations of specific halls and buildings, as well as ADA accessibility information, please see Georgetown’s online campus map here.

If you are driving to campus, you may park in Georgetown’s Southwest Garage, which is accessible from Canal Rd. NW, not through the front entrance. See here for rates and more information. You may also use metered street parking by Georgetown’s front entrance. This is two-hour parking during the day and is often limited, so plan accordingly.

If you are taking public transportation to campus, there are various options available to you, including Georgetown’s own shuttle service. Please see the university’s transportation page for more information.

Past Events

Decolonization Now!, a lunchtime seminar featuring: “Towards an Indigenous Medieval Studies” with Tarren Andrews, University of Colorado, Boulder and “”Celtic” Crosses, Whiteness, and the Process of Allyship” with Maggie Williams, William Paterson University. Feb. 27, 2020.

“Text and Image in Medieval Ethiopian Illuminated Manuscripts” with Meseret Oldjira, Princeton University. Jan. 30, 2020.

“Repatriating The Cid: The Currency of Cultural Patrimony” with Robert Bayliss. Nov. 7, 2019.

The Mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry by Women, with Dick Davis. Oct. 24, 2019.

Looking for Juan Ruiz: Remediating the Libro de buen amor in Festivals, Illustrations and Film, with Michael Solomon. Oct. 17, 2019.

Global Medieval Studies Fall Reception. Sept. 25, 2019.

Botticelli’s Secret: The Lost Drawings and the Discovery of the Renaissance. Feb. 7, 2019.

Novel Chaucer: Historical Fictions and Alternative Facts, with Bruce Holsinger. Jan. 24, 2019.

Divination, Astrology, and Prophecy: Miraculous Epistemologies in Islamic Alexander Legends, with Prof. Anna Akasoy. Nov. 13, 2018.

The Imposter Sea: The Making of the Medieval Mediterranean, with Hussein Fancy. Nov. 9, 2018.

The Art of Qur’anic Recitation, with Khadeejah Akyurt. Oct. 30, 2018.

“Thinking ‘With the Whole Body’: On the Buddhist Transvaluation of Emotion in Medieval South Asia. April 23, 2018.

Medieval Colloquium: ‘The Intermediality of Stone Sculpture and Rock-Cut Architecture in Medieval China,’ with Michelle Wang. Feb. 27, 2018.

Medieval Colloquium: Scholastics, Stars, and Magi: Albert the Great on Matthew 2, with David Collins. Dec. 11, 2017.

Theology, Inferiority, Racism, with Lindsay Kaplan. Nov. 28, 2017.

Byzantium, the Arabs, and the Rise of Islam, with Dumbarton Oaks. Oct. 13, 2017.

Medieval Colloquium: 1491 in 2015: Neomedievalism and Historical Memory in ‘The Ministry of Time.’ Oct. 6, 2017.


Medieval Studies Director Professor Sarah McNamer with students at Dumbarton Oaks.