KNOXVILLE — Historian Cynthia Robinson of Cornell University will deliver the annual Riggsby Lecture on Medieval Mediterranean History and Culture at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the Hodges Library auditorium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Robinson’s lecture is titled “Who’s That Girl?: Cross-Cultural Narrative, Mysticism and the Lady on the Alhambra Ceilings,” and is presented by UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
A reception will follow in the Hodges Library second-floor faculty lounge. Both events are free and open to the public. Public parking is available at the University Center parking garage.
The Alhambra is a series of fortified buildings in the city of Granada, Spain, constructed in the 14th century by the country’s Moorish Islamic rulers. The complex features intricate Islamic art and architecture and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Robinson is an associate professor of Medieval and Islamic art history at Cornell. Her research explores the relationships between religion, literature and art in Spain and the Mediterranean world between 1000 and 1500 A.D.
The Marco Institute’s annual Riggsby Lecture is made possible by a grant from Stuart and Kate Riggsby. Stuart Riggsby was former dean of UT’s College of Arts and Sciences.
For more information on the Marco Institute, visit http://web.utk.edu/~marco/.
C O N T A C T :
Vera Pantanizopoulos-Broux, Marco Institute (865-974-1859, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Charles Primm, UT Knoxville Media Relations (865-974-5180, email@example.com)