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Get medieval in your library!

Stories inspired by the Middle Ages are more vibrant, more beloved, and more relevant than ever, crossing boundaries of culture, age, and media. Help your patrons tap into this literary love-affair with the medieval world by booking Danièle as a guest speaker at your library today.

As an author, former college professor, and avid bibliophile, Danièle is adept at blending her knowledge of history, literature, and popular culture into lively and entertaining presentations with something new for everyone to learn. Using photos, manuscript images, video, and historical replicas, Danièle will take your patrons through the most recent historical scholarship without being stuffy or boring. 

Each of Danièle's talks includes:

  • a multimedia presentation (one hour)

  • a question-and-answer period (up to half an hour)

  • historical (replica) artifacts

  • fiction and non-fiction book recommendations based on your library's catalogue

  • a free copy of her book The Five-Minute Medievalist for your library's collection

  • copies of her book The Five-Minute Medievalist for purchase and autographing

Currently, Danièle is offering Filthy and Flat: Myth-Busting the Middle Ages, a presentation that covers some of the most persistent misconceptions about the medieval period from bathing habits to politics, from religious beliefs, to sex lives. Please contact Danièle for more information.