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CMS Digital Talk and Aris Lecture: Sheila Bonde (Christopher Chan and Michelle Ma Professor of the History of Art, Brown University)

“The Sensory Experience of Monasticism”
March 25, 2021 - 4:00pm

Zoom (please contact cmedst@umn.edu for link and password)

In this talk, Sheila Bonde explores the ways in which sensory experiences were critical to medieval monastic life. Focusing on the abbey of Saint-Jean-des-Vignes in Soissons, France, she will present work-in-progress from a new digital book on the abbey.  The talk will feature new CAD reconstructions reimagining the three-dimensional contours of lost abbey spaces, and will examine new digital strategies for conveying the evanescent phenomenological aspects of medieval monastic experience, particularly of sound and silence.