2021 Virtual Lecture Series

Join us for a free virtual lecture series hosted on Zoom and led by esteemed University of Oklahoma professors!

The pandemic may have knocked us back for one semester, but medievalists don’t give up easily! We are happy to return with an array of our greatest hits, plus a special panel discussion on the Black Death.

Lecture Series


The Black Death: A Panel Discussion on the Medieval Pandemic, Friday, Feb. 26

Join three OU professors as they discuss the causes and impact of the medieval plague known as the Black Death.

Walking the Medieval Camino de Santiago in the 21st Century, Friday, March 26

Professor Sullivan will share his experience walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as the "Way of Saint James."

Medieval Werewolves: Monsters Often Misunderstood, Friday, April 30

Dr. Panxhi will discuss the origin stories of medieval werewolves.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Medieval Mythology, Friday, Jan. 29, 6:15-7:30 p.m.

The first zoom lecture will be held on Friday, Jan. 29, and will explore how Tolkien built the Middle Earth out of his own fascination with language and medieval texts and history – mixed with his personal experiences fighting on the Somme in World War I.

 

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