‘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.

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