Andrew Irving, University of Groningen
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Part of the Historical Studies in Christian Liturgies webinar series
This webinar explores the application of contemporary German media theory to re-interpret an annual procession in early medieval Montecassino that figured prominently in the monk’s memory and history writing. It asks: what do processions do?
Andrew Irving studied liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies at the Medieval Institute. He is tenured Assistant Professor in Religion and Cultural Heritage at the University of Groningen. His research focuses on material approaches to the production and use of liturgical manuscripts, and on liturgical objects, rituals, spaces, especially in Southern Italy. In addition to publications in Scriptorium, Bibliologia, Worship, and Archiv für Liturgiewissenschaft, Dr. Irving is currently co-editing an international volume on the Typology of Liturgical Books (2022) to be published in the Liturgische Quellen und Forschungen series, and Medieval Latin Liturgy: A Research Guide, to be published as a Brill Reference work. As a member of the Groningen’s Centre for Religion and Heritage, in addition to teaching courses on medieval Christianities and the “the sacred book”, Irving teaches critical heritage studies, visual and material culture and religion, museums and religion, and he is part of European Erasmus+ projects on religious heritage and social inclusion.