The 2013 Conway Lectures:
Visual Translation and the First French Humanists
October 8: “Expanding the Marketplace for Humanist Illustration”
Prof. Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of Kansas, is the Robert M. Conway Lecturer for 2013. She specializes in late medieval and northern Renaissance art and the history of the book. Her research examines the relationships between text and image in vernacular late medieval French manuscripts. Her book in progress, Visual Translation and the First French Humanists, analyzes this dynamic in works owned or made by three early fifteenth-century French humanists.
Lectures 1 and 2 in the series will be delivered by Prof. Hedeman on October 1 and 3.
In 2002, the Medieval Institute inaugurated a lecture series in honor of Robert M. Conway, a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame, trustee of the University, and long-time friend and supporter of the Medieval Institute. The annual Conway Lectures bring senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame each fall to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines. The lectures are then published by the University of Notre Dame Press.
Past speakers included Fr. Ulrich Horst (2002), Paul Strohm (2003), Rosamond McKitterick (2004), Calvin Bower (2005), Beat Brenk (2006), A. C. Spearing (2007), Jonathan Riley-Smith (2008), John Marenbon (2009), Roberta Frank (2010), Barbara Newman (2011) and Sylvia Huot (2012).