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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

A Medieval Masterpiece, The Bayeux Tapestry

A stunning example of the medieval textile arts, the Bayeux Tapestry is to the Medieval world what the Lady with the Unicorn is to the Renaissance. It is well known that Duke William of Normandy was the victor at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, but the events leading up to this event and to the installation of a Frenchman as King of England, are less prominent. What is the tapestry, who made it, what can we learn about medieval life from it, and why is it of considerable historic importance? These are the questions the student presenters today are going to try and answer through a study of the tapestry itself.

Presenters: Aleena Bellack (Undergraduate Student)
Erica Graham (Undergraduate Student)
Maria Kopnitsky (Undergraduate Student)
Elise Micale (Undergraduate Student)
Elle Reynolds (Undergraduate Student)
Leah Sacchitella (Undergraduate Student)
Soha Salamah (Undergraduate Student)
Patricia Siegel (Faculty)
Topic: French
Location: 30 Hartwell
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)