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Lecture: “The Virgin Mary as Nursing Mother in Medieval Art”

Lecture: “The Virgin Mary as Nursing Mother in Medieval Art”

Presented by Dr. Robert Ingoglia

By the eleventh and twelfth centuries in medieval Europe, we begin to see representations of the Virgin and child which are different from earlier depictions: Mary is sometimes shown breastfeeding the Christ child. This lecture explores both the context for the new depictions, and illustrates – using both works of art (painting, stained glass, and statuary) and material creations (coins and seals) – how this most intimate of mother/child relations was visualized by medieval artists and craftsmen.


About Dr. Robert Ingoglia
Adjunct Instructor of History – St. Thomas Aquinas College. While pursuing graduate degrees in Medieval European/Ancient History I studied Latin paleography at the Franciscan Institute (Saint Bonaventure University) and was a summer fellow at the American Numismatic Society. Post-doctoral work in military history was done at the summer seminar sponsored by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. I have published articles on medieval church ritual in the Catholic Historical Review, the Archiv für Liturgiewissenschaft, Byzantion: Revue Internationale des Études Byzantines, and written 180 reviews of both books and websites (as of August 2023) for the American Library Association. My research interests include Ancient and Medieval History (especially Church History), Climate History, Modern Italian History (especially Fascism) and Military History. I am a member of various listservs on H-Net.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Hasbrouck Heights - Large Meeting Room
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