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The Henry Charles Lea Lecture

Henry Charles Lea
This lecture series honors Henry Charles Lea (1825-1909), one of America's greatest historians of the Middle Ages.

Lea's Library and papers are housed in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The lecture has been hosted annually by the Penn Libraries since 2004.
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Past Lea Lecturers:

2008-2009: Ruth Mazo Karras, Professor of History, University of Minnesota
"'A Scandal to the Whole Clergy': Priests and their Partners"
This lecture is available as a free podcast.

2008: Jonathan Riley-Smith, University of Cambridge
"Some Modern Approaches to the History of the Crusades"
This lecture is available as a free podcast.

2007: Pawel Kras, Catholic University of Lublin
"John Wyclif's Writings in Fifteenth-Century Bohemia and Poland"
This lecture is available as a free podcast.

2006: Dyan Elliott, Vanderbilt University
2005: Peter Biller, University of York
2003: R.I. Moore, University of Newcastle
A print copy of this lecture is available for download.