I am working on completing a monograph on how professional intellectuals made their work accessible to and valuable for non-expert audiences between 1000 and 1500. I am interested in understanding how elite medieval scholars advocated for the value of their expertise, developed new forms of media, engaged with audience feedback, and empowered lay audiences to participate in intellectual work. In so doing, I will show how medievalists today can learn to practice better public engagement by following these medieval approaches. At the HAB, I am excited to study manuscripts and early printed books related to the fourteenth-century spiritual director Heinrich Seuse and lay devotion inspired by Thomas of Kempen’s Imitatio Christi.