A Quick, Sad Note

21 Jun

Just a quick post to note the unfortunate passing of LSU Medievalist Lisi Oliver. She was killed on June 7 when she was struck by a vehicle while walking her broken-down bicycle along the side of a road.

A while back I made a couple of posts summarizing some of what I found interesting from her book, The Body Legal in Barbarian Law. I also attended a Kalamazoo session she gave a paper (excellent – entertaining and witty) for on Saturday, May 16. After the session was over, I spoke with her and mentioned that her book was an absolute gold mine for someone writing a Medieval blog intended for general audiences. I gave her the address and was hoping she’d have the chance to read those posts and offer a comment or two.

Sad news.

Oliver, Lisi, The Body Legal in Barbarian Law. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (2011). ISBN: 978-0-8020-9706-4.


Posted by on June 21, 2015 in Uncategorized



4 responses to “A Quick, Sad Note

  1. Stephanie Pyle

    June 21, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    OH NO!!! I am so very, very sorry to hear of this.

  2. Jonathan Jarrett

    July 19, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Oh no! That’s really pretty awful. Thanks for letting us know, though. I shall ride more carefully for a few days…

  3. Curt Emanuel

    July 27, 2015 at 6:31 am

    We’re really bad over here about sharing roads. There are a few locations where this is different but for the most part motorists often don’t give any thought to roads being used by anything but cars.

  4. Hiscistories

    October 9, 2015 at 6:33 am

    Terrible new to hear…

    Read the book and it was as you said an absolute goldmine!


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