Hildegard of Bingen

Known for her visions, treatises, and musical compositions, Hildegard of Bingen is often overlooked as a major political player of the 12th century. Her letters reveal her attempts to influence kings as well as other clergy, keeping them in line with the Church. Bingen was a powerful political force, unmatched in her age. This service is on-line. Go to “Services” on the Home webpage for more information.

Anne Sweeney was originally interested in medieval literature, especially women authors. She shifted to sociolinguistics in graduate school and is currently interested in pursuing neurobiology.