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Environments of Change & Changing Environments: Digitizing the Middle Ages

Start Date and Time:

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 4:00PM

End Date and Time:

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:00PM


Professor Steven Bednarski

The Centre for Medieval Studies cordially invites you to a lecture by:

Professor Steven Bednarski
Department of History, University of Waterloo Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto

Environments of Change is a new SSHRC-funded research network that unites scholars from over a dozen disciplines including history, literature studies, art history, conservation, archaeology, geomorphology, palaeoclimatology, and dendrochronology with fifteen industry partners. The project explores how best to use emerging digital technologies to shine light on the complex relationship between people and nature at the end of the Middle Ages. To do this, project members have built the Medieval Digital Research in Arts and Graphical Environmental Networks Lab (DRAGEN), Canada’s first and only digital humanities lab dedicated to climate and culture. Through the Lab, Environments of Change will provide 467 training opportunities over seven years to students and junior colleagues in Canada, the US, and the UK. These opportunities will train the next generation of digitally minded medievalists.


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Lancelot fighting the two dragons guarding the entrance to Morgan's Val Without Return in a fifteenth-century French illumination of a Lancelot-Grail manuscript.