Jonathan Boulton Lecture


Location: Hospitality Room (1st floor South Dining Hall)

“A Scholar’s Progress (to Date): The Evolution of a Comparative and Scientific Approach to Nobiliary Culture in Latin Christendom, c. 1000 - c. 1600”

Professor Jonathan Boulton (ND, Medieval Institute and History) will lecture on the occasion of his impending retirement. The Medieval Institute's end-of-year celebration will follow immediately after the lecture in the Oak Room (2nd floor South Dining Hall), and offer a special tribute to Prof. Boulton.

Prof. D’Arcy Jonathan Dacre Boulton studies Latin European nobilities and has published widely on many aspects of this topic. A revised second edition of his Knights of the Crown: Monarchical Orders of Knighthood in Later Medieval Europe, 1326-1520 appeared in 2000. Among his special areas of expertise are the Court of Burgundy, heraldic emblems, and hierarchies of honor. He is a Fellow of the Heraldry Society of Canada, a member of the Académie Internationale d’Héraldique, and has been honored by the Queen of England for his contributions to heraldic studies. A former director of undergraduate studies for the Medieval Institute, Prof. Boulton also served as codirector of Notre Dame’s Angers study abroad program.