Special Masterclass Lester K. Little: Indispensable Immigrants: The Wine Porters of Medieval Italy and their Patron Saint, 1200-1800.

(UvA  & Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies)

Amsterdam, 9 February 2016.

 

This  special Masterclass is based on a critical discussion of Lester K. Little's recent book, Indispensable Immigrants: The Wine Porters of Northern Italy and their Patron Saint, 1200-1800 (http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9780719095221/).

 

Little, emeritus professor of medieval history at Smith College and former Director of the American School in Rome, is among the foremost scholars of late medieval social, religious and health history. He is author, among other classic works, of Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy (1978), Benedictine Maledictions: Liturgical Cursing in Romanesque France (1994), and editor of Plague and the End of Antiquity (2008).

 

The class is open to all. Please register no later than 2 February 2016 with ozsmed@rug.nl.

Research Master and PhD students  of the Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies, interested in participating in this class for 1 ECTS should email a 4-page review of the book to ozsmed@rug.nl , no later than 2 February 2016 . Electronic copies of the book will soon  be available via the UvA library.  Hardcopies can be borrowed from Guy Geltner (g.geltner@uva.nl) and Catrien Santing (c.g.santing@rug.nl) by direct arrangement.

The class takes place on 9 February, 15:00-17:00 at the P.C.Hoofthuis, University of Amsterdam, 134 Spuistraat room 5.31. a drinks reception will follow.