Art History Lecture: Dr. Rachael Vause: “Fabricating a Glittering Past: The Origins of the ‘Anglo-Saxons’”

Art historian Dr. Rachael Vause (MA '14) will speak on the art and archaeology of early English art—including the remarkable burial mound of Sutton Hoo, and amulets and cross pendants that reconstruct belief systems—articulating new ideas about the history of "migrations" and why the problematic category "Anglo-Saxon" is better served by other terminology. 

Rachael Vause is an art historian of the early medieval world. She received her PhD in art history from the University of Delaware.  

This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Temple University's General Activities Fund (GAF).  

Image: Gold belt buckle, from the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, Suffolk, England, early 7th century CE. (British Museum, London, 1939,1010.1)