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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.

 

 

2014-2015 Academic Year Lectures

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

Lecture 2, Friday October 17, 2014

***Please note location change for this lecture**

 

West Wind Unitarian Universalist Church, 1309 West Boyd St.

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

 

"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.

 

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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