Professor Russum, with a background in Celtic Studies and Feminist Theory, will discuss the merging of Irish goddesses to become one mythical identity in the medieval Cult of Mary. Because of this phenomenon, Irish women were afforded more public roles in early Irish worship and then again later, during the conflict between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Irish Goddesses and the Cult of Mary will be the subject of the Polk State College Archaeology Club lecture on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The meeting will be held at 10:00 AM in Room WLR 204 in the Learning Resources Building on the Winter Haven campus of Polk State College. Prof. Lance Russum, Ph.D. candidate at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Professor of Humanities at Polk State College, will be our speaker.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Polk State College club sponsor Kathleen Riley (863-299-8430) invites everyone to attend.