UT’s Marco Institute to Hold Undergraduate Conference March 30

 

The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will hold its second annual undergraduate conference on Friday, March 30, in the University Center. The topic is “Ab urbe recondita: The Reception of the Roman Classics in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.”

Several panel presentations and a roundtable discussion will take place during the conference, featuring student participants from the University of Tennessee as well as from other schools including the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, and the University of South Carolina.

The keynote lecture will be delivered by Christopher Baswell, professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University and the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English at Barnard College. Baswell will give his talk, “Medieval Alexanders, Unstable Cities, Unstable Selves,” at 5:30 p.m. in 1210 McClung Tower. There will be a reception immediately before the lecture. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information visit the Marco Institute website.

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