This lecture series honors Henry Charles Lea (1825-1909), one of America's greatest historians of the Middle Ages.
Lea's Library and papers are housed in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. The lecture has been hosted annually by the Penn Libraries since 2004.
Papers from 2008
‘A Scandal to the Whole Clergy’: Priests and their Partners, Ruth Mazo Karras
Some Modern Approaches to the History of the Crusades, Jonathan S. C. Riley-Smith
Papers from 2007
Papers from 2003
The War Against Heresy in Medieval Europe, R. I. Moore