Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 9th-15th Centuries: Nuns and Nunneries, lecture by Alice-Mary Talbot, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, October 14, 5:00-6:00 pm
Alice-Mary Talbot will be delivering the 2014 Conway Lectures at the Medieval Institute. The three lectures will focus on the monastic experience in Byzantium.
Alice-Mary Talbot received her B.A. in Classics from Radcliffe College and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Byzantine and Ottoman History from Columbia University. After teaching at several colleges in Ohio, she spent the rest of her career as a project director and administrator at Dumbarton Oaks. She served as Executive Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, published in 1991, and as co-director of the Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database project from 1991 to 1997. From 1997 to 2009 she was Director of Byzantine Studies and editor of Dumbarton Oaks Papers. Dr. Talbot’s primary research interests are in the fields of hagiography, monasticism and gender studies, and she has focused much of her attention on the edition and translation of Byzantine texts. Among her major publications are The Correspondence of Athanasius I, Patriarch of Constantinople (1975), Faith Healing in Byzantium (1983), Women and Religious Life in Byzantium (2001), The History of Leo the Deacon (co-authored with Denis Sullivan, 2005), and The Life of St. Basil the Younger (co-authored with Denis Sullivan and Stamatina McGrath, 2014).