The sixth session of the Working Group was an overwhelming success, due in no small part to the outstanding contributions from our two speakers, John Van Engen and Nick Kamas. Both, from their respective disciplinary vantage points of History and Theology, exemplified how scholarly readings of medieval theological texts can be enriched through nuanced historical contextualization. Prospective graduate students from the Medieval Institute and English and History Departments had the privilege of witnessing the interdisciplinary research of Notre Dame medievalists at its best.
We look forward to the next session of the Working Group, which will take place on Thursday, March 6 at 5pm in the 715 Hesburgh Library. Valerie Garver (Northern Illinois University, History) and Molly Gower (Harvard University, Religious Studies) will be presenting papers on the “textualities” of medieval women. We hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be another fascinating session!