Carol Symes Lecture: “Re-Enacting the Record: Performance, Publicity, and Documentary Practices in Medieval Europe”


Location: MI Reading Room, 715 Hesburgh Library

Carol Symes, Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar and Associate Professor of History, Theatre, and Medieval Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, focuses her research on the history of communication and transmission: first, in the means by which people of the past exchanged ideas and information; and second, in the processes by which artifacts and understanding of the past are transmitted to future generations. Her first book, A Common Stage: Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras (2007), has been awarded the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association, the John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America, the David Pinkney Prize of the Society for French Historical Studies, and the Bevington Prize of the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society.