For those who were unable to attend the January session of the Working Group, you missed a fascinating set of papers on Violent Speech by Professor Irina Dumitrescu (Southern Methodist University, English) and Melissa Vise (Northwestern University, History). After hearing their methodological reflections on how to set medieval texts, like Anglo-Saxon poems or Bolognese court documents, within an “acoustical frame,” we certainly feel motivated to listen to the past much more closely.
We look forward to our upcoming session on Bridging the Divide: Religious History & Historical Theology. This session will feature papers by Professor John Van Engen (University of Notre Dame, History) and Nicolas Kamas (University of Notre Dame, Medieval Institute). Please note that the date of this session has changed; it will take place on Friday, February 21 at 5pm in 715 Hesburgh Library.