Join us for a conversation on "Rivers and Riverscapes in Early Medieval Gaul."
Ellen Arnold teaches Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern History at Ohio Wesleyan. She is interested in the ways medieval people incorporated nature and the environment into both their everyday life and into their cultural imagination.
Arnold’s current research project, “Cultural and Religious Views of Rivers in the Middle Ages,” explores medieval attitudes toward rivers and water resources. The project draws on narrative sources such as miracle collections, saints’ lives, and histories. Analyzing these sources for environmental themes reveals the complexity of medieval understandings of water and the natural world, and highlights the depth of their engagement with riverine ecosystems.
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