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Guest Conversation: Dr. Barbara Newman

September 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join Eya’s director Allison Mondel for a live conversation with renowned medieval scholar Dr. Barbara Newman. The discussion centers upon the works and worldview of medieval visionary Hildegard von Bingen. 

Dr. Newman has published the seminal volume of translations of Hildegard’s Symphonia, as well as several volumes dedicated to her oeuvre. This conversation will focus upon themes and symbolism in the songs, as well as deepen our understanding of Hildegard’s complex construction of feminine theology, especially as it pertains to Eve and Mary.

Read more about Dr. Newman and her work below.

This event will be livestreamed on our website and YouTube channel. Attendees will receive a private link for viewing.

Individual tickets are $10 (click below to purchase), and are included in the Precious and Rare Gem Season Subscriptions.

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Barbara Newman is Professor of English, Classics, and History at Northwestern University. Her research has focused on medieval religious culture, comparative literature, and women’s spirituality.  She is the author of twelve books, including translations of the medieval poet-composers Hildegard of Bingen and Frauenlob, and has recently completed The Permeable Self: Five Medieval Relationships, forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press. Professor Newman has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a past president of the Medieval Academy of America and currently directs Northwestern’s graduate cluster in Medieval Studies.


September 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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