2014 Conway Lectures: "Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 9th-15th Centuries


Location: Geddes Hall Auditorium

The Medieval Institute presents the 2014 Conway Lectures with Alice-Mary Talbot.

The final lecture in the series, Nuns and Nunneries, will be presented on October 14. Talbot will deliver two additional lectures on October 7 and 9.

Talbot, director of Byzantine studies emerita, Dumbarton Oaks, received her B.A. in classics from Radcliffe College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Byzantine and Ottoman history from Columbia University. After teaching at several colleges in Ohio, she spent the rest of her career as a project director and administrator at Dumbarton Oaks. She served as Executive Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, published in 1991, and as co-director of the Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database project from 1991 to 1997.

A short reception will follow the lecture.

In 2002, the Medieval Institute inaugurated a lecture series in honor of Robert M. Conway, a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame, trustee of the University, and long-time friend and supporter of the Medieval Institute. The annual Conway Lectures bring senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame each fall to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines. The lectures are then published by the University of Notre Dame Press.