Medieval Studies Lecture: Scott G. Bruce (University of Colorado-Boulder)
"Hagiography and the Invention of Islam at Cluny"
A reception will follow the lecture
Professor Bruce is an historian of religion and culture in the early and central Middle Ages (ca. 400-1200), who specializes in medieval monasticism. His first book, Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism: The Cluniac Tradition (c. 900-1200) was published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press (UK) and won the University of Colorado's Kayden Book Award in History (2009). He recently edited a Festschrift in celebration of the retirement of his most influential college professor: Ecologies and Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Studies in Environmental History for Richard C. Hoffmann (Brill, 2010). Professor Bruce is currently at work on two book manuscripts: "Hagiography and the Construction of Islam: Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet," which is near completion; and "Beyond the Cloister: A Short History of Christian Monasticism," which is under contract with New York University Press.
Sponsored by Medieval Studies @ Penn, the School of Arts & Sciences, the History Department, and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilisations
Contact info: Robert Maxwell email@example.com