‘The Age of Cathedrals’ Series To Continue With Talk on Medieval Monk
The Franke Lecture series on “The Age of Cathedrals” will continue on Tuesday, March 2, with a talk by Jay Rubinstein, associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee.
Titled “Guibert de Nogent and His Demons,” Rubinstein’s talk will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Rm. 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Rubenstein is a historian of medieval intellectual and cultural life in Europe during the 11th and 12th centuries. He is the author of “Guibert of Nogent: Portrait of a Medieval Mind,” a biography of the French monk and autobiographer, and co-editor of “Teaching and Learning in Northern Europe, 1000-1200,” a collection of essays. A recent article on the First Crusade and its aftermath received the Koren Prize from the Society for French Historical Studies as the best article in French history published by a scholar working in North America. Forthcoming works include “The First Crusade at the End of Time,” a book-length analysis of the apocalyptic enthusiasms generated by the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099, as well as a translation of “The ‘Monodies’ of Guibert of Nogent and Other Writings.”
The Franke Lectures are made possible by the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke, and are intended to present important topics in the humanities.