Dr Janina Ramirez

Cultural Historian. Broadcaster. Author.

BBC History Magazine's York History Weekend

  • BBC History Magazine's York History Weekend York

Medieval Mysticism: Seeing the World in a Hazelnut

Janina will be speaking at the BBC History Magazine's York History Weekend. Christian medieval England can seem like a world trapped in tradition. But there was a group of writers in the 14th and 15th centuries who presented an alternative – the mystics. In particular, Julian of Norwich broke the mould. She presents God as a mother, a life without sin, and the universe in a hazelnut. Building on new discoveries, this talk will uncover a literary genius, who is as relevant as ever.

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