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 Free Lecture Schedule
King Alfonso X of Spain and His Songs to the Virgin Mary: Las Cantigas de Santa María
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 Visual Art and Eugene J. Enrico,
Ruth Verne David Reaugh Professor of Musicology, OU School of Music
Fortifications and Siege Warfare in the Middle Ages
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
Medieval Meals: Food, Drink, and Gender
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
Walking the Camino de Santiago in 2015 and 2016, through a Professional Medievalist’s Eyes
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
How St. Francis and the Franciscans Changed the Medieval World
Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m., location tba
Emily Graham, Ph.D., OSU Dept. of History
Astrology from Damascus to Rome, 950-1520
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
Was Baruch Spinoza the First Modern Jew?
Friday, April 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m., location tba
Carsten Schapkow, Ph.D., OU Dept. of History