History's Elly Truitt Speaks on Robots in the Middle Ages

Posted January 29th, 2013 at 3:25 pm.

Bryn Mawr Assistant Professor of History Elly Truitt gave a lecture at the Observation Room in New York City on the topic of robots in the Middle Ages. Her talk, “Medieval Robots: Automata Since the First Millennium,” focused on how robots have appeared in literature, art, courtly ceremonies, and liturgical ritual for centuries, and how robots created by artisans and sorcerers during the 5th to 15th centuries were thought to have strange powers.

Truitt’s lecture was featured by Time Out New York as a “Fun Thing to Do” in the city.

 

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