History Professor gives Erasmus Lecture in Canada
Professor Stuart Clark, who recently retired from Swansea University’s History Department, will give the 44th annual Erasmus Lecture at The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS), Toronto University on October 16.
The CRRS is a leading international research and teaching centre and the lecture series was inaugurated by Wallace K Ferguson in 1966. Professor Clark joins a distinguished list of previous Erasmus lecturers from the UK, including Diarmaid MacCalloch and David Starkey.
Professor Clark’s lecture, entitled “The Temptation of St Anthony and the Art of Discernment”, will focus on his research on the representation of the medieval saint and ‘father of monasticism’ in the art of theology of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries.
His areas of expertise include Intellectual and Cultural History, Witchcraft, Demonology and Visual Culture, and the lecture offers an exciting opportunity to disseminate research being undertaken at Swansea University to an audience of important scholars and students in the field.
Professor Clark has been a lecturer in History since 1967, after graduating from Swansea University in 1964 and receiving a PhD from Cambridge University. He is now undertaking a further year’s teaching at Princeton University, USA.