The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1769  Thursday, 20 October 2005

From: 		Amanda Fremion <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Wednesday, 19 Oct 2005 16:01:41 -0500
Subject: 	NEH Summer Seminar Announcement

NEH Summer Seminar "The Seven Deadly Sins as Cultural Constructions in 
the Middle Ages"

NEH Summer Seminar 2006

The Seven Deadly Sins as Cultural Constructions in the Middle Ages

An NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers at Darwin 
College, University of Cambridge
17 July - 18 August 2006 (5 weeks)

This seminar will examine the cultural construction of moral thought in 
the Middle Ages using the categories of the Seven Deadly Sins, 
critically review recent scholarship on the sins, and make maximum use 
of the unique manuscript, research, and human resources available in 
Cambridge. The seminar will seek to deepen the participants' 
appreciation for the ways in which the conception of morality in the 
Middle Ages was a response to varying cultural factors, and will make 
the study of the sins available for inclusion in the participants' 
regular college instruction. The format of the seminar will combine 
individual presentations, guest lectures, and excursions to manuscript 
collections in Cambridge and to illuminations of the sins in St Mary's 
Church, Hardwick (Cambridgeshire) and churches in Hessett and 
Stanningfield (Suffolk).

The seminar will be directed by Richard G. Newhauser, Professor of 
English and Medieval Studies, Trinity University (San Antonio) and will 
feature lectures by the following faculty:

Richard Beadle, Department of English, University of Cambridge

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