In its fifth iteration, the annual Harvard Medieval Material Culture Series is intended as an interdisciplinary research forum for the study of the Middle Ages. The series is jointly organized by the Department of History of Art + Architecture and the Standing Committee on Medieval Studies. This year the theme is Medieval Archaeology (please, see attached program). Our distinguished visiting speaker is Professor Martin Carver, FSA, Hon FSA Scot, University of York, a giant in the field of Early Medieval Archaeology.
- On April 2 Professor Carver will be delivering the keynote address Driven by Ideas: Some Archaeological Investigations of Early Medieval Transition (The Barker Center, 6pm)
- On April 3 he will be offering a seminar on Wearing Wealth: A Discussion about Social Change from Coinage to Clothing (The Sackler Building, #323, 6-7pm) for the benefit especially of our undergraduate and graduate community.
- April 4, Sardis Office, Harvard Art Museums Somerville Research Facility, 10am - 12pm; Harvard Art Museums Study Center, 2-4pm