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Fellows’ seminar: Religious and cultural life in medieval Calabria and Arras

Event type
Lunchtime Lecture
Event dates
, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Online- via Zoom
Adele Curness (RHS Centenary Fellow), Brianne Dolce (Past & Present Fellow)
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Adele Curness, RHS Centenary Fellow

Imagining Calabria: Fictive and Personal Geographies in Italo-Greek Hagiography

Adele is a historian of Byzantine and Norman southern Italy, currently completing her PhD, titled ‘Imagined Calabria: Power and Community in the Italo-Greek Lives’, at St John’s College, University of Oxford. Adele will be discussing her doctoral research, which focuses on a corpus of hagiography produced in Italy about holy men who lived in the province of Calabria between the ninth and twelfth centuries.

Brianne Dolce, Past & Present Fellow

‘The Devil Returned to Arras’: Lay Religion and Vernacular Culture in Medieval Northern France

Brianne is an historian and musicologist working on the medieval Southern Low Countries. Her work focuses on lay religiosity and religious nonconformity, the role of women in high medieval religious and cultural life, and the proliferation of vernacular literature and song in the city of Arras between the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

All Welcome- This event is free, but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.

The event will begin at 2:00pm BST, but you will be able to join the event's online waiting room from 1:45pm BST.