MSS Lunch Lecture Session with Giorgia Nicosia (History) and Lennert Lapeere (Archaeology)

17-02-2023 from 12:30 to 14:00
Ghent University, Campus Boekentoren: Blandijn Building, 3rd floor. Meeting Room 3.30 "Camelot"
Stefan Meysman

Second MSS interdisciplinary Lunch Lecture session of the Henri Pirenne Institute

On Friday 17 February 2023 (12.3O - max. 14.00, Blandijn Building, 3rd floor, Lecture Room 'Camelot') the Pirenne Institute hosts its second interdisciplinary lunch lecture session with two speakers: Giorgia Nicosia (History & Literary Studies), 'Excerpting and Edifying An Overview of Syriac Historiographical Miaphysite Florilegia' and Lennert Lapeere (Archaeology), 'Houtskeletbouw in de laatmiddeleeuwse Lage Landen'.


Giorgia Nicosia is a PhD student at the History Department at Ghent University, under cotutelle with the École pratique des hautes études (EPHE, Paris). She studied Classics at Siena and Padua Universities, where she earned respectively her B.A. (2017) and M.A. degrees (2019). During her M.A., she trained in Syriac studies and History of Christianity, and focused her interest mainly on translating strategies of Greek texts into Syriac. Currently, she is part of the Ghent University project 'This Story may provide Proof. History and Authority in Syriac Excerpt Collection and beyond' (Prof. Peter Van Nuffelen, Dr. Andy Hilkens, Dr. Marianna Mazzola). Her research addresses Syriac historiographical excerpt collections coming from Miaphysite milieus, with a manifold purpose: not only is she interested in the material composition of such collections and in their relationship with Greek antecedents, but she is also seeking to understand if and how these collections influenced the process underlying the formation of the Miaphysite identity.

Lennert Lapeere is a PhD student at the Department of Archaeology at Ghent University, where he is part of the Historical Archaeology Research Group of Northwest Europe. He conducts his PhD research within the project 'Limbo life: An archaeological analysis of a medieval suburb in Ypres (1200-1383)', under the promotership of Prof. dr. Wim De Clercq. Lennert is a specialist in (late)medieval house building techniques and specifically (residential) timber frame construction.

¨Poster with full programme of the MSS Lunch Lectures available for download here!