Henrietta Leyser

Distinguished Visitor (January-April 2012)
From January-April 2012, Dr. Henrietta Leyser joined CMS/PIMS as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Dr Leyser is a Senior Research Fellow at St. Peter’s College, Oxford. Scholar. Her research program for the semester was entitled Mapping Piety and focuses on religious devotion in England, 1000-1300, drawing on insights gained from various disciplines and perspectives. Dr. Leyser has held Lectureships at Oxford and visiting professorships at Emory University and the University of Connecticut. Her publications include Hermits and the New Monasticism (1984), Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England, 450-1500 (1995; sixth impression 2004), and numerous translations and articles. She is currently working on two large-scale projects, provisionally entitled A Journey Through the Seven Kingdoms in the Time of Bede and The Doors of Heaven: English Piety 1000-1300.

During her time in Toronto, Dr. Leyser gave two public lectures and four informal seminars dedicated to the topic of “Mapping Piety”.