In November 2016, Kate Rudy gave a plenary lecture at a conference held at Harvard University in conjunction with the major exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Boston collections. Kate also contributed to the accompanying catalogue, Beyond Words. Her talk was about manuscripts made in the city of Delft in the fifteenth century, over 150 of which survive. Later in the month, Kate was invited to speak about her other current project, Touching Skin, at the University of Aberdeen.
On November 3, Dr Dimitri Kastritsis gave a public lecture and workshop in Medieval Studies at the University of Virginia. The lecture was entitled ‘The Alexander Romance and the Ottoman Imperial Project’ and was well attended. On the same day, Dr Kastritsis gave a workshop for postgraduates on the Oxford Anonymous Ottoman History (Bodleian Marsh 313). The workshop was part of the UVA Interdisciplinary Graduate Medieval Colloquium.
We were delighted to welcome Professor Caroline Walker Bynum (Institute of Advanced Studies) to St Andrews last Monday to give this year’s Butler Lecture on the topic ‘Nature, Matter, and Miracles: Medieval Evidence for the Life of Things.’ In this paper, Professor Bynum addressed the ways in which medieval people may have perceived miracles through their material culture. For instance, examining the relationship between miracles and matter, she argued that the material evidence resulting from the miracle was proof to many […]