Current and Past Programming

Past Lectures

2017-2018 Academic Year

Spring 2018 Lectures

Fall 2017 Lectures

2016-2017 Academic Year

Spring 2017 Lectures

Fall 2016 Lectures

2015-2016 Academic Year

Spring 2016 Lectures

Fall 2015 Lectures

2014-2015 Academic Year

Spring 2015 Lectures

Fall 2014 Lectures

2013-2014 Academic Year

Spring 2014 Lectures

Fall 2013 Lectures

Past Special Events

2018: Vagantes at UMN

For more, see the Vagantes at UMN page. 

2016: Game of Thrones Event

CMS hosted an evening event exploring aspects of the show, with trivia, food and beverages inspired by the show. With CMS experts, Ruth Karras discussed the female characters and women in the Middle Ages; Mary Franklin Brown talked about the books the show is based on; and Amanda Taylor discussed and demonstrated arms and weapons in the Middle Ages and in the show. For more details see our Game of Thrones event page.

2009: The “Religion and Law in the Global Middle Ages"

A conference for scholars, lawyers, and teachers that covered religion in medieval law codes, legal procedures, and everyday life.

2006: "A Hands-on Workshop on the Medieval Bookmark"

A workshop that offered the chance to learn and practice the historic methods of the scribe and printer from Charlemagne’s early medieval court to Gutenberg’s later medieval printing shop (in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Study).

2006: "A Hands-on Workshop for Sewers: A Day in a Fifteenth-Century Tailor's Shop"

A workshop in which participants created a full set of clothing (in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Study).