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History Professor William North to Discuss 16th Century Papal History

February 3, 2012

Carleton College professor of history William North will give a lecture entitled “A Rare Look at Papal Ecumenicism in the Sixteenth Century: He hagia kai oikoumeniké en flõrentia genomene sunodos (1577) in Context” in the Gould Library Athenaeum at 5 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 7. This event is free and open to the public.

Educated at the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University, North is a popular professor of medieval history as well as the Director of Carleton’s European Studies program and Co-Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the College. His current research includes a book on the transformation of clerical culture in the Age of Reform (1050-1130), a project on Ricardi Pratellensis’ Opera Omnia Exegetica, and study of the commentaries of Richard Preaux on the Bible. With language abilities in Latin, medieval and classical Greek, Italian, French, German, and Spanish, North has also translated a number of historical texts.

This talk is part of Carleton’s new Visualizing the Liberal Arts (Viz) initiative, which seeks to enable Carleton to be a leader in developing innovative ways to employ visual images, media, and models to solve problems across the liberal arts. In addition to this talk, Viz has supported exhibitions, a faculty development program, and workshops to enable faculty to bring visual approaches to teaching into their coursework.

This event is sponsored by Viz and the Carleton College Department of History. For further information, including disability accommodations, contact wnorth@carleton.edu. The Gould Library Athenaeum is located on the Carleton campus off of College Street, and is also accessible via Highway 19 in Northfield.

Written by Alex Korsunsky '12