'Who were the Cathars?' a public lecture by Professor R.I.Moore

Wednesday 29th January 2014 (17:00-19:00)
For more information please contact Dr Claire Taylor
Who were the Cathars?

The Medieval Heresy and Dissent Research Network at The University of Nottingham is pleased to invite you to its launch event, a free public lecture by Professor R. I. Moore entitled, ‘Who were the Cathars?’

Public interest in Catharism has never been higher, partly as a result of the success of novels such as Kate Mosse’s novel, Labyrinth. But who were the Cathars, in their own time? No one is more qualified to address this question than Professor R. I. Moore, the most significant British scholar of medieval religious heresy since the publication of his first monograph, The Origins of European Dissent, in 1977. His most recent publication – The War on Heresy: Faith and Power in Medieval Europe (2012) – has received huge praise in both academic and public media. At the same time, his conclusions have proven controversial. We invite you to decide for yourselves, ‘Who were the Cathars?’ 

The lecture runs from 5-7pm and will be preceded by a complementary wine reception beginning at 4pm.

The event is free of charge. If you would like to attend please register here.

In addition, Professor Moore will be running a ‘master class’ from 2-4pm at the same venue. This is aimed at anyone interested in how we study dissent more generally, and the extent to which the sources reflect the agenda of those composing them. As such it will be of interest to many postgraduate students in the arts and humanities as well as the public. The class is entitled 'You couldn't make it up.' What was heresy for in medieval Europe?’

Free parking is available on University Park Campus from 4pm. Car parks are marked 'PD' on the linked map. To find University Park Campus please use the maps and directions available here.

Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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