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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.

 

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

 

Visit the Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies homepage for more events and for information about the newly revived Medieval & Renaissance Studies minor which allows students to pursue an interdisciplinary study of literature, language, history, history of science, art, architecture, and religion, supported by visits to OU's Special Collections.

 

A special thank you to Professors Joseph Sullivan and Joyce Coleman for coordinating all of our speakers this year and to the Norman Public Library for hosting us!

 

 

Professor Steve Law of UCO speaking to seated audience.

2016-2017 Free Lecture Schedule

 

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Norman Public Library Central, 225 N. Webster, Norman, OK 73069

Susan Havens Caldwell, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus and David Ross Boyd Professor, OU School of Art & Art History, presents:

 

King Alfonso X of Spain and His Songs to the Virgin Mary: Las Cantigas de Santa María

 

 

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Norman Public Library Central, 225 N. Webster, Norman, OK 73069

Alfred G. Striz, Ph.D., OU Gallogly College of Engineering presents:

Fortifications and Siege Warfare in the Middle Ages

 

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Norman Public Library Central, 225 N. Webster, Norman, OK 73069

Theresa A. Vaughan, Ph.D., UCO Dept. of Humanities & Philosophy presents:

Medieval Meals: Food, Drink, and Gender

 

Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK 73072 

Joseph M. Sullivan, Ph.D., OU Dept. of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics presents:

Walking the Camino de Santiago in 2015 and 2016, through a Professional Medievalist’s Eyes

 

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m., location tba

Emily Graham, Ph.D., OSU Dept. of History, presents:

How St. Francis and the Franciscans Changed the Medieval World

 

Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m., location tba

Margaret Gaida, Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Science at the University of Oklahoma, presents:

Astrology from Damascus to Rome, 950-1520

 

Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m., location tba

Carsten Schapkow, Ph.D., OU Dept. of History, presents:

Was Baruch Spinoza the First Modern Jew?

 

 

 

 

 

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