The History Department's undergraduate lecture series presents Dr. Jamie Kreiner, Assistant Prof., History who will give a talk on "Why did medieval monks draw so many obscene cartoons?"
Kreiner researches and teaches the history of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Her new book, The Social Life of Hagiography in the Merovingian Kingdom, is a history of how an early medieval society redefined the rules of politics to incorporate new ideas about social responsibility, and it shows how contemporary literature played an important part in making those changes. Her next project is a social and semiotic history of the pig: how it was raised, managed, consumed, and represented throughout the Middle Ages.
Students of all majors and the university community are invited. Pizza will be provided.
Sponsored by the Department of History.