Manuscript historian Kathryn Rudy to deliver Goldberg Lecture April 3

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Kathryn Rudy, manuscript historian and professor in the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Wednesday, April 3, at 4:10 p.m. in Cohen Memorial Hall, Room 203. A reception will follow in the Cohen Hall atrium.

Rudy’s lecture, titled “Rubbing, Touching and Kissing Medieval Manuscripts in the Late Middle Ages,” will explore how readers in the late Middle Ages sometimes destroyed their manuscripts in the very act of handling them through acts of veneration, ritual and public performance.