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
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?