News and Events:
Dedication of Medieval Culture Room at Alexander Library
The Medieval Studies Program
and the Friends of the Rutgers University Libraries
invite you to
The Dedication of the
Medieval Culture Seminar Room
in Alexander Library
featuring a talk by
Professor of English and Religion
at Northwestern University, on:
“You Can’t Speak To Men Until You’ve Spoken With God:
Medieval Women and the Church.”
Thursday March 23, 2000|
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Alexander Library *
169 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08904
RSVP to 732/932-7505
by March 20th.
* Lecture will be held in the SCC lecture hall, 4th floor, to be
followed by a reception and tour of the new Medieval Culture Seminar
Room on the 2nd floor.
Professor Ernest W. McDonnell was a faculty member of the History Department at
Rutgers University for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He was a scholar of medieval history, authoring
The Bequines and Beghardis in Medieval Culture and Memorial to Peter
Charnis. Professor McDonnell donated his personal library of 8000
scholarly volumes to the Rutgers University Libraries upon his
retirement. He passed away in March 1995 and in his estate, left close
to $700,000 to the Libraries to establish the Ernest McDonnell Medieval
Culture Seminar Room
in Alexander Library.
Professor Barbara Newman is a noted scholar on the subject of gender and
religion in medieval society. Her current book in progress is entitled
God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages.