Rhetoric, the Public Square and Political Theology – podcasts

Last Friday, on 18th of March, our Committee hosted a seminar on rhetoric and political theology in Middle Ages and early modern period which was followed by the keynote lecture on Paul’s Cross pulpit given by Prof. Torrance Kirby. For those of you who could not attend we have prepared audio recordings of both panels and the lecture.

Seminar & Lecture

Rhetoric, the Public Square and Political Theology from the Middle Ages to Early Modernity

Chair: Dr Simon J.G. Burton

Panel 1

Dr Wojciech Kozłowski (Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw), Political Theology and Thirteenth-Century International Society

Paweł Figurski, MA (University of Warsaw & University of Notre Dame), Sacrality of Ducal Power in Mazovia (ca. 1100-1300)

Panel 2

Dr Emilia Olechnowicz (Institute of Art History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw), The ‘Ditchley’ Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I and the Queen’s Two Bodies

Dr hab. Steffen Huber (Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Cracow), Is Political Theology about Politics or about God? Remarks on Quincunx by Stanislas Orichovius (1513-1566)


Keynote lecture

Prof. Torrance Kirby (McGill University, Montreal)

Paul’s Cross and the Culture of Persuasion in Early Modern England

Chair: Prof. Piotr Wilczek

The event was co-organized by the Committee on the Study of the Reformation in Poland and East-Central Europe and the ‘Rex Nunquam Moritur‘ project based at the Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’. The organizers would like to express their gratitude to the Foundation ‘Institute of Artes Liberales’ and the Institute of English Studies of the University of Warsaw for financial support.

Posters designed by Alicja Bielak