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Renowned scholar Roger Chartier to speak, Feb. 26-27

Renowned scholar Roger Chartier, directeur d'Études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), will speak on campus Thursday and Friday, Feb. 26-27.

His lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in 210 Dickinson is titled "Writing in the Middle Ages: Between Wax and Parchment. Baudri de Bourgeuil, Abbot and Poet."

On Friday, he will deliver a lecture as part of a colloquium on "Materiality and Theory. The Book in Early Modern Spain," which runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Prospect House. He will present the keynote address, "Escribir en el Siglo de Oro. El 'librillo de memoria'de Cardenio," at 5 p.m.

Recognized for his role in developing the discipline of "cultural history," Chartier has worked extensively on the relationships between the material history of institutions and the embodied practices that both define and survive these institutions -- particularly early modern practices of producing, disseminating and collecting printed information.

His appearances are sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures , the Program in Medieval Studies and the Center for the Study of Books and Media.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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