Art History Lecture Series Presents Jean Givens

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The Medieval “Tractatus de herbis” had the sort of long run that modern scholars can only envy; originally compiled in Latin, this illustrated guide to herbal medicine was translated into French and English, and eventually, printed in the early sixteenth century. But how did a work first intended for thirteenth-century academics serve professional physicians two centuries later? As argued here, the translation process was as much visual as verbal and the results offer a particularly clear demonstration of the dynamic capacities of graphic communication.

Dr. Givens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut. She received her BA, MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Date and Time:Nov. 12 | 4:00 PM
Admission:Free and open to the public.
Location:ART Building, Room 1.120 Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Department of Art & Art History