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Norman - Medieval Fair Lectures Series

Event Type: Presentation / Discussion
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 10/25/2013
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 Medieval Fair lecture series: Susan Caldwell, Professor, emerita, Art History, OU will speak on "Hildegard von Bingen: Mystical Visions, Celestial Harmonies."
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was truly one of the luminaries of the twelfth-century Renaissance in Europe. Abbess of a women’s monastery, she wrote theological texts; an encyclopedia of plants, animals, gems, and metals; a book on medicine, which included extensive material on sexuality; and, not least of all, beautiful, creative, and unusual liturgical music to be sung, played, and even acted out.

This lecture will study the illustrations and verbal descriptions of her famous visions and present a small sample of her liturgical hymns.

Come learn more about the Middle Ages just for the fun of learning!
No papers, no tests, just interesting information about life long ago.

Library: Norman    Driving Directions
Location: Room A/B