Professor Lisa Ruch presents paper in Northern Ireland
Dr. Lisa Ruch was selected to present a paper at the prestigious Fifth International Conference on the Medieval Chronicle entitled, “’Scoti a Scota’: Varying Uses of the Scota Legend in Chronicles.”
Held at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland from July 21-25, 2008, the Conference attracts attendees from throughout the world. With a mixture of papers covering the Medieval West, the Byzantine East and central and eastern Europe, the Conference seeks to develop a synthesis of how different linguistic traditions express difference between "chronicle" and "history."
Dr. Ruch, an internationally-known authority in medieval studies, had the honor of introducing the keynote speaker, Professor Roger Scott from the University of Melbourne, a leading scholar in the history of the early Byzantine empire.