Talking Heads and Walking Corpses: Miraculous Speech and Post-Mortem Ambulation in Medieval Relic Cults

Jan 25 2018 - 7:00pm

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About this event
Dr. Scott B. Montgomery (Associate Professor of Art History, University of Denver) Among the many fantastic tales in the lives of medieval saints is the ability to pick up one’s recently-severed head and carry it to a chosen site for burial or telling someone else to do the job – a phenomenon known as cephalophory (yes, there is even a word for it). The talk explores this most dramatically supernatural phenomenon as told in the images and texts of miracle stories to authenticate relics, demonstrate their power, and establish their presence at a particular site. Free &open to the public- Free parking in Lot E - light refreshments provided
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Community Engagement Center - UNO campus
6400 South, University Drive Road North
Omaha, NE 68012
United States