The University of New Mexico Institute for Medieval Studies hosts its 29th Spring Lecture Series, “Medieval Mystics and Masters” a series of six lectures and a concert Monday, April 28 through May 1. The lectures are in Woodward Hall, room 101, on the main UNM campus. The concert is in Keller Hall located in the UNM Center for the Arts. The lecture series is supported by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.
The series begins with an opening lecture on Monday, April 28 at 7:15 p.m. and continues with 5:15 and 7:15 p.m. sessions on the following three days. The event features lectures from four prominent speakers from the University of Chicago Divinity School, Vanderbilt University and Rice University. The concert, on Thursday, May 1 at 5:15 p.m., features renowned oud player Rahim AlHaj.
Each lecture will cover different spiritual and philosophical leaders of their time, ranging from 12th century “mystical visionaries” to Yeshe Tsogyal, a central figure in ancient Tibetan Buddhism, along with a variety of other interesting topics. The speakers will explore the lives of these different historical figures, their philosophies and teachings, immersing the listeners in an intriguing look into the past.
For more information and a schedule of events, visit Medieval Spring Lecture.