The Afterlives of Joan of Arc

Saturday, Oct 21, 2023 1:30 – 3 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

There is no doubt that Joan of Arc—15th-century heroine or heretic, depending on your point of view—led an extraordinary life. No less compelling are her seemingly countless, often contradictory, cultural afterlives. How can one person mean so much?

On Humanities Day, join Professor Daisy Delogu for an examination of the ways in which the figure of Joan has been invoked and deployed over the centuries to serve a dizzying array of religious, political, cultural, and artistic ends. This talk in the study room will be illustrated in part by a small selection of objects on display from the Smart Museum of Art’s collection. 

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An annual tradition at the University of Chicago since 1980, Humanities Day celebrates the humanities with free discussions, tours, performances, and lectures featuring the latest research of the award-winning faculty in the Division of the Humanities.

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