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Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

England before the Norman Conquest: History and Historical Vision. 

What do we know and how do we know it?

This is NOT a history lecture, but rather a brief introduction--through texts, images, and artifacts--to pre-Conquest English culture and to the self-understanding of those who created it.


Robert W. Hanning, Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, has degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities.  He taught at Columbia for forty-five years, and was visiting professor at Yale, Princeton, John Hopkins and NYU. Recipient of Guggenheim, ACLS, NEH, and Rockefeller Foundation fellowships, he has published two major translations and four books, most recently Boccaccio, Chaucer, and Stories for an Uncertain World (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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