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Bergren Forum program to focus on St. Boniface’s mission

Shannon Godlove, visiting assistant professor in medieval studies at Alfred University, will present "Heretics and Apostles in the Anglo-Saxon Missions to Germany" Thursday, Nov. 17 at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. Her presentation is part of the ongoing Bergren Forum series.

During the forum, Godlove will discuss the eighth and ninth-century pagan people populating what would later become Germany and the Netherlands. She will talk about St. Boniface, an Anglo-Saxon missionary, who left behind letters of his experiences when he was involved in converting these pagans into Christians and how his views helped him in his mission.

Godlove earned a bachelor of arts degree in medieval studies from Smith College. She then continued her education and received both her master of arts and Ph.D. degrees in English literature from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be available.