2014-15 J.R. O’Donnell Memorial Lecture in Medieval Studies: Nov 21

CMS cordially invites you to the 2014-15 J.R. O’Donnell Memorial lecture in Medieval studies, by

Professor Catherine Conybeare
Department of Classics, Bryn Mawr College

“Augustine the African”

Friday, 21 November 2014
4:10 p.m.
Great Hall, Room Room 312
Centre for Medieval Studies
125 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario

The notion of a distinctively African Latin, “africitas”, which was first suggested in the sixteenth century by Vives and then elaborated by scholars throughout the twentieth century, has recently been emphatically laid to rest by J. N. Adams. So without resorting to clichés about “africitas”, can we detect other, subtle ways in which Augustine engaged his congregations and interlocutors to invoke a common African heritage?

Reception to follow

This lecture series is free and open to the public. If you have an accessibility or accommodation need for this event, please contact the Centre for Medieval Studies email hidden; JavaScript is required 416 978 4884

Jointly sponsored by: The Centre for Medieval Studies, Centre for Comparative Literature, Centre for the Study of Religion, Department of Classics, Department Philosophy, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and the Journal of Medieval Latin