Annual Lecture: ‘’Boy meets Gift”

The Centre for Medieval and Early-Modern Law and Literature’s annual lecture, “Boy meets Gift: or, The Uses of Literature”, by Gadi Algazi and Steven D. White, takes place on Monday 18 April, 5.15pm, Parliament Hall.

Stephen D. White is Asa G. Candler Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at Emory University. His interests include the social, legal, and political history of medieval France and England, with a focus on the study of disputes and dispute-processing, violence, law and literature, and the interdisciplinary study of medieval European legal and political culture. He is the author of Custom, Kinship, and Gifts to Saints: the Laudatio Parentum in Western France, 1050-1150Sir Edward Coke and the Grievances of the Commonwealth, 1621-1628Feuding and Peacemaking in Eleventh-Century France; and Re-Thinking Kinship and Feudalism in Early Medieval Europe.

Gadi Algazi is professor of history at the Department of History, Tel Aviv University. His research interests include late medieval and early modern social and cultural history; historical anthropology; the history and theory of the social sciences; settler colonialism and frontier societies. He is currently completing a book on the shaping of scholars’ way of life and habitus between 1480 and 1630. Two recent publications from this project are “At the Study: Notes on the Production of the Scholarly Self,” in: Space and Self in Early Modern European Cultures, David Warren Sabean and Malina Stefanovska, eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012), and “Johannes Keplers Apologie: Wissensproduktion, Selbst­darstellung und die Geschlechterordnung,” in: Wissen, maßgeschneidert: Experten und Experten­kulturen im Europa der Vormoderne, Björn Reich, Frank Rexroth & Matthias Roick, eds. (Munich: Oldenbourg, 2012).



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