The 2021 Conway Lectures on the topic of "Dante and Medieval Studies" featured three speakers:
- Carol Lansing (University of California, Santa Barbara), "The Power to Choose? Piccarda Donati in the Paradiso and Girls in Bologna's Criminal Court"
- Areli Marina (University of Kansas), "Battering Ram and Fire: Civic Glory and Devastation in Dante's Age"
- Simon Gilson (Oxford University), "Dante's Philosophers"
The lectures, published with the permission of the speakers, were held on Thursday, September 23, and Friday, September 24, 2021, at Notre Dame and livecast on Zoom.
In 2002, the Medieval Institute inaugurated a lecture series in honor of Robert M. and Ricki Conway. Robert Conway is a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame and trustee of the University, and he and his wife are long-time friends and supporters 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.
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