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Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series

 

Come learn more about the middle ages just for the fun of learning! 

No papers, no tests, just interesting information about life long ago.

Medieval Fair Bonus Lecture!

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"Revival of Traditional Germanic Long Sword Fencing"

 

Presented by Master of Arms Jerry Benson of Redlands Fencing Center

With Instructor Dustin Reagan and Assistant Chad Unruh

Friday September 12th 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Norman Public Library, Lowry Room, 225 N. Webster

 

 

 

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2014-2015 Academic Year Lectures

Co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Oklahoma

Lecture 1, Friday Sept. 19, 2014

 

"Singing in the Streets: Reconstructing the Stational Liturgies of an Early Medieval City"

 

Dr. Benjamin Brand, University of North Texas College of Music

In the centuries of political and economic instability that followed the Sack of Rome (410), the bishops of Lucca, in northern Tuscany, embraced the text, music, and ritual of “stational liturgy.” This paper will look at how these religious processions from church to church, accompanied by solemn singing, helped to preserve the fragile religious and political unity of the city.

Norman Public Library, A/B Room, 225 N. Webster

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Lecture 2, Friday October 17, 2014

 

 

"The Cathar Heresy in the Sculpture of Fourteenth-Century Cordes”

Dr. Catherine Barrett, University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture

Most medieval sculptures are found on churches, and express orthodox views. The sculptures in Cordes, in the south of France, are on private mansions, and may be the only artistic record of the Cathar experience to survive the heresy’s suppression by the Catholic Church in the thirteenth century.

 

West Wind Unitarian Universalist Church, 1309 West Boyd St.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Lecture 3, Friday November 21, 2014

"Machiavelli and the Corruption of Politics"

 

Dr. Kevin Crow, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

This presentation will examine how Niccolò Machiavelli radically altered the meaning and goal of politics as understood by classical and medieval political theorists.

 

Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

Lecture 4, Friday January 16, 2015

Shakespeare

 

Dr. David K. Anderson, Assistant Professor, Renaissance Literature, Department of English, the University of Oklahoma

 

Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Lecture 5 - Friday February 20, 2015

“Knights of the Air: Medieval Chivalry and World War I Pilots”

 

Dr. Joseph M. Sullivan, Associate Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages,

University of Oklahoma

 

Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Lecture 6 - Friday March 20, 2015

Barbarians

 

Dr. Jon Arnold, University of Tulsa, Department of History

 

Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

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