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History seminar students hold video conferences with distinguished scholars

This year, students who are taking Dr. Robin Vose’s History seminar “Inquisition/Histories” have had the opportunity to converse in person, via telephone and Skype video conferencing with prominent international scholars selected for their expertise in topics chosen by the students for their research projects.

Accordingly, Louisa Burnham (Middlebury College, VT) participated in a seminar discussion addressing “Franciscans and heretics in the medieval inquisition”;
Jennifer Deane (University of Minnesota at Morris) shared her work on “Medieval heresies—the case of Germany”;
Cristian Berco (Bishop’s, QC) provided insights into “Sodomy, sexuality and inquisition”;
while Ron Surtz (Princeton) discussed “Inquisitorial evidence for female mysticism and agency in Spain”;
finally, Christine Caldwell Ames (University of South Carolina) gave an overview of “Inquisition in religious history”;
and Gary Waite (University of New Brunswick) introduced the class to “Late medieval inquisitions in the Netherlands”.

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