Guest lecture with Susan Ashbrook Harvey: "Women's Voices, Women's Stories: Presence and Absence in Ancient Syriac Liturgy"
Harvey is Professor of History and Religion at Brown University (USA). She specializes in Syriac and Byzantine Christianity.
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Professor Harvey's scholarship ranges widely across issues of women and gender, embodiment, and lay piety - studied in contexts of asceticism, Bible, hagiography, liturgy, hymnography, domestic and civic religion. Her major monograph is Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination. She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Teaching Women: Biblical Women and Women’s Choirs in Syriac Tradition.