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Seminar: What Creeps Below and Buzzes Above: Multispecies Entanglement in the Early Medieval House

Rachel Brody, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Boston College

February 16, 2022 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · via Zoom – Registration Required

The Environmental History Lab of the Program in Medieval Studies

The Environmental History Lab of the Program in Medieval Studies invites you to join us for the first seminar of Spring 2022.

Rachel Brody’s research investigates the role of plants and animals in people’s lives in early medieval Ireland and Britain and how the multitudes of complex human/non-human relationships shaped the ways health, sanitation, and disease were understood.  Rachel is interested in medieval medical manuscripts, hagiographies, and law codes and how these textual sources can be used with archaeological and environmental evidence to present a world of intersection between humans and non-humans.

Prior to coming to Boston college, Rachel worked as an archaeological field technician in Philadelphia, gaining experience in surveying and excavating historic and prehistoric sites.  Rachel excavated on sites within the Northeastern United States and abroad in Europe and the Middle East. Since 2015,  Rachel has supervised excavations for the Castles and Communities research project and field school, in County Roscommon, Ireland.

Registration required for this event, please register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

With thanks to the Program in Medieval Studies, Climate Change and History Research Initiative, and Department of Art & Archaeology


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