CHE Sydney

U Sydney

The University of Sydney Node of the CHE is led by Chief Investigator Dr Juanita Ruys, whose primary areas of research are the attribution of emotions to demons in the Middle Ages and Scholastic approaches to empathy. The Node includes two postdoctoral research fellows: Dr Kimberley Knight is currently researching the intersection of love, sex, and marriage in medieval Norway and Iceland, with a particular focus on the materiality of love, such as carved love tokens. She has previously worked on the role of tears in medieval spiritualty. Dr Umberto Grassi works on Christian-Muslim relations in the early modern period, with a particular focus on questions of intercultural sexual relations, religious tolerance, and the relationship between sexual behaviour and heresy. He has previously worked on early modern histories of sodomy.

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