ROBERTA GILCHRIST is Research Dean for Heritage and Creativity and Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading. Her research addresses medieval social archaeology, with particular focus on gender and belief. She has published widely on the archaeology of medieval burial and religious communities (nunneries, monasteries, hospitals, cathedrals). She is particularly intrigued by the relationship between Christianity and medieval magic. A champion for equal opportunities, Roberta Gilchrist promotes women in archaeology and is actively involved in initiatives to integrate disability into the teaching of fieldwork.
A reception will follow the lecture in the Laurence K. Shook Common Room at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 59 Queen’s Park Crescent East