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Medieval Studies Faculty Colloquium: “Burial Archaeology and the Justinianic Plague”

Janet Kay, Department of Art & Archaeology

Tue, 3/5 · 12:00 pm1:20 pm · 209 Scheide Caldwell

Program in Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies is pleased to offer the Faculty Colloquium Series for the 2022-23 academic year:

Janet Kay (Art & Archaeology) will present the lunchtime talk, “Burial Archaeology and the Justinianic Plague.” The Justinianic Plague (541-544 CE), as the beginning of the sixth- to eighth-century First Plague Pandemic of Yersinia pestis, has recently been at the center of a small but fervent debate among scholars with different methodological approaches. Kay will present models of how future research on the Justinianic Plague can more effectively use evidence from burial archaeology to understand its biological and social impact–whether that research is led by archaeologists or within interdisciplinary teams that include archaeologists in their project design.

Please RSVP Here.

Next Medieval Faculty Colloquium for Spring 2024

Tues, April 9 at 12:00 pm: Stephen Teiser (Religion)

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