Deirdre de la Cruz and the Materials of the Miraculous
Deirdre de la Cruz, an assistant professor in History and Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, discussed the material networks of the miraculous in her November 7 presentation with the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. Her talk, "The Rose Petals of Lipa," focused on reports of rose petals spontaneously falling from the sky outside a Carmelite convent in Lipa, Philippines from 1948 to 1949. The event continued the Institute's 2013-15 theme, "Materials of History." Professor de la Cruz's lecture is available online as an MP3 audio file and is accessible for University of Michigan account holders.