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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)

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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

Rhetoric, the Public Square and Political Theology – an invitation

We are pleased to inform you that on Friday, March 18, our Committee will be hosting two exciting and deeply correlated events dedicated to late medieval early modern art of discourse, theology and philosophy. The first one will be a research seminar on rhetoric, the public square and political theology in the Middle Ages and early modern period, which is organized by Dr Simon Burton in collaboration with Dr Karolina Mroziewicz and Aleksander Sroczyński of our Faculty’s “Rex Nunquam Moritur” project. The seminar will be followed immediately by a guest lecture, co-organized with the Institute of English Studies, which will be given by Torrance Kirby, Professor of Ecclesiastical History at McGill University in Montreal. In his lecture, Prof. Kirby will discuss matters related to the public discourse in Elizabethan England, focusing particularly on the role of the open-air preaching pulpit in the grounds of the Old St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Venue: Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’, University of Warsaw, Nowy Świat 69, 4th floor [map]

Time: Friday, 18 March, 2.15 pm (seminar), 5.30 pm (lecture)

All are welcome, no prior registration needed.

Rhetoric, the Public Square and Political Theology - poster light Paul's Cross and the Culture of Persuasion in Early Modern England - poster light

For details see downloadable versions of both posters:

Seminar ‘Rhetoric, the Public Square and Political Theology: From the Middle Ages to Early Modernity

Lecture ‘Paul’s Cross and the Culture of Persuasion in Early Modern England – poster

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The organizers wish to thank the ‘Artes Liberales’ Institute Foundation and the Institute of English Studies of the University of Warsaw for their support in organizing these two events.

Posters design: Alicja Bielak