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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!



2016-2017 Schedule Coming Soon! 

In the meantime here's a listing of the interesting subjects covered last school year.


Past Lectures


Friday August 28, 2015

*Special Time *6:00 p.m.

“The Revival of Traditional German Longsword Fighting” presented by Master of Arms Jerry Benson with instructor instructor Dustin Reagan and assistant Chad Unruh.


Friday September 25, 2015

"The Birth of the City in Late Medieval Italy" presented by Dr. Allison Palmer, associate professor of art history in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Oklahoma.


Friday October 23, 2015

*Special location *West Wind Unitarian Church

"What We Can Learn From the Medieval Conception of Law" presented by Dr. Brian McCall, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Director of the Law Center, Orpha and Murice Merrill Professor in Law, University of Oklahoma


Friday November 20, 2015

"Fortifications and Siege Warfare through the Ages" presented by Dr. Fred Striz, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma


Friday January 29, 2016

"Is Shakespeare's Shylock Jewish?" presented by Dr. Sara Coodin, Assistant Professor of Classics and Letters, University of Oklahoma


Friday February 19, 2016

“Medieval Brewing: Evidence, Inference, and the Educated Guess” presented by Dr. Stephen Law, University of Central Oklahoma


Friday March 25, 2016

"Timber, Salt, and Bees: An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Forest Work" presented by Professor Kevin Caliendo, Humanities Division, Rose State College


Friday April 15, 2016

"Digitizing the St. Chad Gospels:  Intrigues and Revelations" presented by Dr. Bill Endres, OU English Department





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