• Date and time: Wednesday 12 October 2016, 6.30pm
  • Location: Bowland auditorium, Berrick Saul building
  • Admission: is free of charge and open to all. No booking required.

Event details

History Lecture

The lecture, 'Convergence and Conversion: The Goddess Mazu and the Virgin Mary in global maritime history', will explore perils at sea, and how and why seafarers prayed to two female figures who represented saviours in the oceans of the early modern world.

Professor Hsia's work focuses on the history of the Protestant Reformation, Catholic Renewal, anti-Semitism, and the encounter between Europe and Asia. He specialised on the history of Central Europe for more than twenty years, and has more recently adopted a global perspective. His research has taken him to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal, Austria, and Italy.

Professor Ronnie Po-chia Hsia, Penn State University