Geography as “Approaching Medieval Present-Time Literature in the Digital Age: Mapping Contemporary”

aroline Prud’Homme, postdoctoral scholar in French Paleography at the Newberry Library and candidate for assistant professor of medieval studies and digital humanities at Binghamton, will give a talk at 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the IASH Conference Room, LN-1106. The campus is invited to attend.

Using the Flemish Urban Revolt as a case-study, this talk investigates the response of medieval authors to the world they live in and the contemporary social tensions they witness. Questions discussed include: How do medieval authors engage with the social issues of their time? How do they perceive and represent them? How can we use digital tools to map the spatial and relational landscape of this event? This talk offers an analysis of textual and visual representations of the revolt and examines the circulation of information in the Middle Ages.