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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.


2014-2015 Academic Year Recap


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!


Friday September 12, 2014

“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 19, 2014

“Singing in the Streets: Reconstructing the Stational Liturgies of an Early Medieval City” presented by Dr. Benjamin Brand, University of North Texas, College of Music


Friday October 17, 2014

"The Cathar Heresy in the Sculpture of Fourteenth-Century Cordes”  presented by Dr. Catherine Barrett, University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture


Friday November 21, 2014

"Machiavelli and the Corruption of Politics" presented by Dr. Kevin Crow, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma


Friday February 20, 2015

“Knights of the Air: WWI Fighter Pilots and Their Use of Medieval Ideas of Chivalry” presented by Dr. Joseph M. Sullivan, Associate Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages, University of Oklahoma


Friday March 20, 2015

“What Germanic Kingdoms?  Rethinking the Fall of Rome” presented by Dr. Jon Arnold, University of Tulsa, Department of History


Friday April 17, 2015

“How Shakespeare’s Romans Die: The Ethics of Suicide in Julius Caesar” presented by Dr. David K. Anderson, Assistant Professor, Renaissance Literature, Department of English, the University of Oklahoma


Check back here in August for information on the 2015-2016 Academic Year Lectures!





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