Hildegard of Bingen (1098−1179), abbess, visionary, Doctor of the Church, was a polymath who made breakthroughs in a number of disciplines—such as theology, music, and medicine. This talk focuses on her medical writings and specifically, her lesser known lapidary (gemstone) medicine.

Professor of English and Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico, Anita Obermeier has taught over thirty different undergraduate and graduate courses in medieval language and literature. She also directs the Medieval Studies Program in English at UNM.