The University of New Mexico Institute for Medieval Studies presents its 30th spring lecture series, “Earth and Heaven in the Middle Ages,” Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16 in Woodward Hall room 101.


Monday, April 13, 7:15 p.m.
“Dante’s Vision of Earth: The Inferno and the Earthly City as the Land of the Dead”
Christopher Kleinhenz, University of Wisconsin

Tuesday, April 14, 5:15 p.m.
“The Throne of Khosrow: Cosmos and Empire between Antiquity and the Middle Ages”
Benjamin W. Anderson, Cornell University

Tuesday, April 14, 7:15 p.m.
“Medieval Maps and Their Unearthly Data”
Martin Foys, University of Wisconsin

Wednesday, April 15, 5:15 p.m.
“Medieval Computing: The Astrolabe’s Contributions to Science and Religion”
Kristine Larsen, Central Connecticut State University

Wednesday, April 15, 7:15 p.m.
“The Fault in Our Stars, or, the Medieval Two-Step on Astrology”
Laura A. Smoller, University of Rochester

Thursday, April 16, 5:15 p.m.
Concert by the UNM Early Music Ensemble directed by Colleen Sheinberg
In Keller Hall, UNM Center for the Arts

Thursday, April 16, 7:15 p.m.
“Dante’s Vision of Heaven: Purgatory and Paradise as the Lands of the Living”
Christopher Kleinhenz

This program is generously supported by the New Mexico Humanities Council and by contributions from the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors College, the International Studies Institute, the European Studies Program, the Religious Studies Program, the Medieval Studies Student Association, and the Departments of Art and Art History, Earth and Planetary Sciences, English, History, Linguistics, Music and Physics and Astronomy.