Annual Calvin M. Bower Lecture: Andrew Irving


Location: 306 O'Neill Hall (View on map )

Andrew Irving, Bower Lecture speaker 2024 Spring

Bookish Ecologies: Affordance and Performance in Early Medieval Liturgy

Andrew Irving studied liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his PhD in Medieval Studies at the Medieval Institute. He is tenured Assistant Professor in Religion and Cultural Heritage at the University of Groningen, and director of the Centre for Religion and Heritage. His research focuses on material approaches to the production and use of liturgical manuscripts, and on liturgical objects, rituals, spaces, especially in Southern Italy. In addition to publications in Scriptorium, Bibliologia, Worship, and Archiv für Liturgiewissenschaft, Dr. Irving has co-edited an international volume on the Typology of Liturgical Books from the Western Middle Ages (Liturgiewissenschaftliche Quellen und Forschungen 115), and has prepared with Prof. Martin Bloomer a critical edition of Erasmus' edition and commentary of the Disticha Catonis for the Amsterdam edition of Erasmus' Opera omnia. He is currently co-editing A Brill Companion to the Beneventan Zone and Medieval Latin Liturgy: A Research Guide, to be published as a Brill Reference work. In Groningen, Irving teaches critical heritage studies, visual and material culture and religion, museums and religion, and he is part of European Erasmus+ projects on religious heritage and social inclusion.

München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 13601, fol. 4r (detail) (urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb00075075-7)
München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 13601, fol. 4r (detail) (urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb00075075-7)

Event is free and open to the public.

This event will be live-streamed.