Prandium Lunchtime Seminars

Image for Prandium, Painting from Pompeii.

“Prandium,” is a name derived from the Latin word for “lunch.” This seminar series brings together staff, students and faculty of the Department of Historical Studies to share a meal in harmony and enjoy some food for thought. Six seminars are typically scheduled for the academic year (September – April).

Each presentation features a 20-minute paper by a graduate student presenting some aspects of his/her current research to an audience of enthusiastic non-specialists followed by an informal discussion. We hope that you will join us for this exciting initiative! 

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Click here to view the 2016-2017 PRANDIUM: Historical Studies Seminar Series

 

The sixth Prandium Lunchtime Seminar will feature Mourad Laabdi on Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 at 1pm in EH 200 F. He will be presenting "Non-Muslims in Muslim Dietary Laws: Halal Meat Debates in Twelfth-Century Cordoba".

The fifth Prandium Lunchtime Seminar will feature Ramneek Sodhi on Thursday March 2nd, 2017 at 1pm in EH 200 F. He will be presenting "Fashion is for Magda, Clothes are for Gertrud: Fashion & Film in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany".

The fourth Prandium Lunchtime Seminar will feature Abdullah Farooqi on Wednesday February 8th, 2017 at 1pm in EH 200 F. He will be presenting "Jews, Jihad, and the End of the World: Eschatology as an Explanatory for Jewish-Muslim Relationships in Fifteenth-Century Morocco".

The third Prandium Lunchtime Seminar will feature Juan Mezo on Wednesday January 11th, 2017 at 1pm in DH 2085. He will be presenting "Debates on Nudity, Sexism, and Pornography in The Body Politic (1971-1987): Sexual Imagery and Community-Building Project".

The second Prandium Lunchtime Seminar will feature Alexander O'Neill on Wednesday November 16, 2016 at 1pm in DH 2085. He will be presenting "Ritual Reading: Newar Buddhist Textual Rituals and the Agency of Mahayana Buddhist Texts".

The first Prandium Lunchtime Seminar will feature Anthony Scott on Wednesday October 25, 2016 at 1pm in DH 2085. He will be presenting "Bibles in the Badlands: Colonial Dinosaur Discoveries and the Making of Canadian Origin Myths".

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The 2015-2016 Prandium Lecture Series:

The final Prandium Lunchtime Seminar will feature Danielle Baillargeon on March 31, 2016 at 1pm.  She will be presenting "Collective memory, Performance and Embodiment: An Analysis of the Sperlonga Statuary Groups."

The third Prandium Lunchtime Seminar will feature Nicholas Overgraad on March 10, 2016 at 1pm.  He will be presenting "Was demonolgy a science during the Counter-Reformation? 'Scientfic methods' and demonological theories in the Society of Jesus."

The second Prandium Lunchtime Seminar will feature Erica Toffoli on Frebruary 11, 2016 at 1pm.  She will be presenting "Cameras in the Fields: Leonard Nadel's Photography, Mexican Migrant Workers, and Competing Photo Narratives of the Bracero Program, 1954-1959."

Kirsty Schut on January 21th at 1pm in DH3075.  She will be presenting "Cases of conscience for doctors in the fourteenth-century Naples."

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Fall 2015 Prandium Lunchtime Series:

Susan Dunning on November 24th at 12pm in DH3075.  She presented "Women as Goddess in Plautus's Comedies and Funerary Monuments of the Roman Empire."

Tyler Carson on October 27th at 12pm in DH3075.
He presented "Loving (M)Others: Queen Narcissism in Alison Bechdel;s Are you My Mother?"

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To listen to past Prandium Seminars, click here.

For further information, please contact Prof. Andreas Bendlin at andreas.bendlin@utoronto.ca