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Rachel Dressler, PhD: Medieval Maps and the Bayeux Embroidery

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November 14, 2018

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Rachel Dressler, PhD:
Medieval Maps and the Bayeux Embroidery

Photo of Rachel Dressler,PhD, Associate Professor of Art History, University at Albany

Rachel Dressler, PhD, an Associate Professor of Art History, will deliver the last “Campus Conversations in Standish” of the Fall 2018 semester with a talk titled “Medieval Maps and the Bayeux Embroidery: A Shared Historical Discourse of Place and Space.”

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:35-1:30 p.m. in the Science Library’s Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

Dr. Dressler’s research field is medieval art. She has published extensively on medieval tomb sculpture and issues of status and gender including the book, Of Armour and Men in Medieval England: the Chivalric Rhetoric of Three English Knights’ Effigies (2004). She has also published on materiality and identity in English medieval alabaster sculpture. Dr. Dressler’s most recent research focuses on medieval visualizations of history, especially as featured in the Bayeux Embroidery and in medieval maps such as the Hereford Mappa Mundi.

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015 and held two to three times per semester, “Campus Conversations in Standish” raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise while connecting members of the UAlbany community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. “Campus Conversations in Standish” are free and open to the public and are held on selected Wednesdays, 12:35-1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library.

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