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New faculty: historian Elly Truitt examines the wonders of the world through a medieval lens

Posted March 4, 2009

It wasn’t until Elly Truitt had finished a master’s degree program in medieval history at England’s Cambridge University that she discovered her true research interest: medieval technology and the occult sciences. This realization has led to a career specialty in the history of science and medicine in the Middle Ages. Truitt is currently at work on a book about automata, or self-operating machines such as robots, in the medieval West. Read more »

Undergraduate Curators to Discuss Medieval Manuscripts at Opening of Exhibition January 31

Posted January 24, 2008

The spring exhibition in Canaday Library, Intimate Devotion: The Book of Hours in Medieval Religious Practice, will feature some of Bryn Mawr’s most gorgeous medieval manuscripts and printed books and an extraordinary group of novice curators. The exhibition is the work of the students in Professor Martha Easton’s undergraduate seminar last fall, “The Book of […]