Professor Schmitt is one of the foremost cultural historians of the Middle Ages. He has been a long-time advocate of interdisciplinarity, using insights from anthropology, art history and literature to capture the way that people viewed the world. He is famous for his books The Holy Greyhound (1983), Ghosts in the Middle Ages (1998) and The Conversion of Herman the Jew (2010). He is Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales in Paris.
The lecture will take place at 17:15, 6 April, in Parliament Hall on South Street, followed by a wine reception.