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The Unknowing conference programme will incorporate two workshops, “Genealogies of European Heresy” and “Reading Ecclesiastical Spaces”. These will each be led by a guest facilitator, profiled below.

Workshop 1: Genealogies of European Heresy

Facilitator: Dr Andrew Cole

Andrew Cole (Ph.D., Duke) is associate professor of English at the University of Georgia.  He is co-editor of the Yearbook of Langland Studies (vols. 17-22), author of Literature and Heresy in the Age of Chaucer (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and co-editor of The Legitimacy of the Middle Ages: The Unwritten History of Theory (Duke, 2009).  His articles appear in Speculum, ELH , JMEMS, YLS, Lollards and Their Influence, Rome and the North, Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature: Middle English (ed. Strohm), among other places.  His present research looks at the relations between English “lollardy” and forms of heresy in the Low Countries that go by the same name, and seeks to discern the directions of the transmission of this heresy across the channel.  Other work in progress includes essays on medieval humanism at Oxford University, Chaucer miscellanies in the fifteenth century, and a book on Hegel.

Workshop 2: Reading Ecclesiastical Spaces

Facilitator: Dr Anthony Masinton

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Anthony Masinton received his BA in English and Anthropology from the University of Denver, and an MA in Medieval Archaeology from Durham University. He holds a PhD in Medieval Studies from the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York. Since then, he has been developing the use of computer modelling techniques to assist research into the use of space in historic buildings. He has particular expertise in buildings survey, CAD, and virtual reality.

Anthony teaches buildings survey and archaeological computing, and his research interests include close-range photogrammetry and the virtual reality modelling and reconstruction of buildings and artefacts.

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