Lecture: Nicole Archambeau


Location: Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library)

Prof. Nicole Archambeau will lecture today. She graduated in 2009 from UCSB and is now an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) New Faculty Fellow. She takes an integrative approach to the history of healing in the later Middle Ages, focusing on medical and spiritual approaches. She is working on a book that explores how sufferers experienced and tried to heal sadness, desperation, and anxiety during the Hundred Years War and the first waves of plague.

Presently based at the California Institute of Technology, she teaches course on Epidemics in the Pre-Modern World, and Medicine, Magic, and Miracle. She has published essays on the miraculous transformation of a mercenary into a penitent and canonization inquest testimonies about early waves of plague.

A short reception will follow the lecture.

Cosponsored with the John J. Reilly Center.