You are invited to attend the 2016 Leonard E. Boyle Lecture
“Glastonbury Abbey: Archaeology, Legend, and Interpretation”
sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
presented by Roberta Gilchrist (University of Reading)
Research Dean for Heritage and Creativity and Professor of Archaeology
4:00 p.m., Monday, 2 May 2016
Room 400, Alumni Hall
121 St. Joseph Street
St. Michael’s College
University of Toronto
Reception to follow.
Roberta Gilchrist’s research addresses medieval social archaeology, with particular focus on gender and belief. She has published widely on the archaeology of medieval burial and religious communities (nunneries, monasteries, hospitals, cathedrals). She is particularly intrigued by the relationship between Christianity and medieval magic. A champion for equal opportunities, Gilchrist promotes women in archaeology and is actively involved in initiatives to integrate disability into the teaching of fieldwork.