The 2020 Anselm Lecture

MEMS and The School of History at the University of Kent are delighted to welcome Professor Nicholas Paul, of Fordham University, New York State to give this year’s Anselm Lecture on Thursday 12th March at 6pm in The Guildhall, CanterburyViolence, Value and Virtue in the Crusading Experience.

Dr Nicholas Paul’s research concerns the world of the lay nobility in the central Middle Ages, and the intersection between that world and the experience of crusading. His work seeks to uncover how shared concepts such as ‘nobility’, ‘lordship’ and ‘lineage’ were shaped and to discover more about how attitudes toward the crusades developed over time among the aristocracy. His research explores topics such as the uses of the past in the formation of the political identity of the nobility and on the uses of literacy by the laity in the early twelfth-century.

All are welcome at this open lecture.