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Bryn Mawr Historian Wins NSF Grant for Study of Medieval Automata

Posted July 12, 2010
photo of Elly Truitt

Assistant Professor of History Elly Truitt  recently received a Scholar’s Award from the National Science Foundation to fund a year’s time doing research for and writing her new book, tentatively titled Magical Mechanisms: Automata in the Medieval West. “Automata—artificial objects that are, or appear to be, self-moving—were culturally significant in medieval Europe,” says Truitt in […]

Medieval-Studies Conference to Explore Translation

Posted February 8, 2010
manuscript illumination of Nicholas Oresme translating Aristotle

On Saturday, Feb. 20, Bryn Mawr will join the Delaware Valley Medieval Association (DMVA) in hosting a medieval-studies symposium. “Translatio and Translation in Medieval Europe,” to take place in Wyndham Alumnae House from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will examine an important aspect of medieval thought in a variety of contexts. “The concept of translation […]