Sixteenth Annual Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Lecture: "Jews, Friars, and Beguines: Narrating the History of Thirteenth-Century Europe"

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, 3355 Woodland Walk (corner of Walnut and 34th streets)

John Van Engen, Andrew V. Tackes Professor of Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame

John Van Engen is the Andrew V. Tackes Professor of Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame, where for twelve years he also directed its Medieval Institute. The most recent of his award winning monographs is Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages (Penn Press, 2008). He is the editor of several volumes, including (with Michael Signer) Jews and Christians in Twelfth-Century Europe, and Educating People of Faith: Exploring the History of Jewish and Christian Communities, and the author of some fifty articles. He is completing a reconstruction and translation from Middle Dutch of the writings of a previously unknown woman mystic named Alijt Bake (d. 1455), and has begun work on a broader synthetic study of the problems historians now face narrating medieval history for the modern world.

Open to the public. Sponsors: Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Jewish Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Religious Studies

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