I’m going to be in a great many interesting places looking at art and architecture from the perspective of someone whose research interests lie in the 12th-15th centuries. I always keep a journal when travelling, and it occurred to me that it might make an interesting blog for the college.
This summer, the Travelling Medievalist will be in Rome for a week, and then in France, where she will be working on her book about medieval
versions of the Troy story. This research will involve perusing medieval manuscripts in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. So you can expect
musings on catacombs, cathedrals, cats inhabiting Roman ruins and carcofini alla romana, to be followed by meditations on miniatures,
medieval literature, and the presence of the Templars in Burgundy.
Associate Professor of English