Each Fall, the Medieval Institute hosts the Conway Lectures, a lecture series that brings senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines.
The 2023 Conway Lectures begin tomorrow. This year's event features three speakers who will present talks on "Women and Knowledge in the Middle Ages."
On Thursday, Sara Ritchey of the University of Tennessee–Knoxville will deliver "Notes on Performed Knowledge in Late Medieval Women's Religious Communities," and Linda G. Jones of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, will present "Contested Female Authority and the Transmission of Knowledge in Medieval Sunni Islam."
On Friday, Leonora Neville of the University of Wisconsin–Madison will speak on "Wisdom, Virtue, and Intellectual Women in the Eastern Roman Empire." The series will conclude with a roundtable.
The Conway Lectures were inaugurated in 2002 in honor of Robert M. and Ricki Conway, long-time friends and supporters of the Medieval Institute.