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Keynote Lecture - April 4, 2009

Dr. Chris Nighman of Wilfrid Laurier University's Medieval Studies Department presented Statim inuenire: the Manipulus florum in the 14th and 21st centuries


Dr. Nighman's presentation will be on the Electronic Manipulus Florum Project ( In his work with this project Dr. Nighman is using current information technology including electronic editions, internet publications, and search engines to make readily available a text that was created at the beginning of the 14th century using current information technology including alphabetized subject listings, cross referencing, and running page headers to provide a utilitarian reference work.

Dr. Chris Nighman is an Associate Professor of Medieval & Renaissance History and the Co-ordinator of the Medieval Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University. He received his B.A. in History and Medieval Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara)and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Toronto. His research area is late medieval and early renaissance intellectual and ecclesiastical history, focusing on Latin florilegia (collections of quotations), early Italian humanism, conciliar sermons (especially eulogies) and ecclesiastical politics, rhetorical theory and practice as it relates to the construction of self and delimitation of audience, pastoral reform in response to heresy, scribal agency in manuscript traditions and editorial agency in early print traditions.