The Marco Institute Eleventh Annual Riggsby Lecture on Medieval Mediterranean History and Culture will feature Jonathan Phillips, professor of crusading history at Royal Holloway, University of London. He will discuss the life and legend of the iconic figure of the Sultan Saladin. The event is at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium in John C. Hodges Library.
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Reconceiving Pre-Modern Spaces is the topic of the eleventh annual Marco Symposium to be hosted by UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies March 6 through 8. The symposium will feature scholars from various disciplines exploring ways in which pre-modern peoples conceived of space—as a physical reality, philosophical idea, and topic of artistic expression.
Comparative literature scholar Catherine Brown of the University of Michigan will be on campus to deliver the tenth annual Riggsby Lecture on medieval Mediterranean history and culture. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, at the Lindsay Young Auditorium in Hodges Library. It is free and open to the public.
The history and culture of the medieval world will be the focus of the Medieval Academy of America’s annual meeting April 4-6, hosted by UT’s Marco Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. “It’s a tremendous honor to host the MAA’s annual meeting, which brings together top medieval scholars from around the world,” said Heather Hirschfeld, the Riggsby director of the Marco Institute.
A manuscript’s many uses, both formal and informal, will be the topic of the eighth annual Marco Manuscript Workshop, February 1 and 2. The workshop, Texts at Work, is hosted by UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and is designed for scholars and students who engage in textual editing and manuscript studies, but is free and open to the public.
Historian Amy Remensnyder of Brown University will deliver the ninth annual Riggsby Lecture on medieval Mediterranean history and culture at 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 26. The event will be held at the Lindsay Young Auditorium in Hodges Library. Remensnyder’s lecture is titled “La Conquistadora: A Tale of Two Seas, The Virgin Mary, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Indians.”
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 UT, as well as from other schools around the region.
The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UT Knoxville will host its seventh manuscript workshop February 3–4. The workshop, “Readers,” will be held in Room 440 of the Haslam Business Building both days and is free and open to the public.
Historian Paul Freedman of Yale University will deliver the annual Riggsby Lecture on Medieval Mediterranean History and Culture at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 13, at the Black Cultural Center at UT Knoxville. Freedman’s lecture is titled “A Phantom Spanish Archive: The Past Slips Through Our Fingers,” and is presented by UT’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
“Gardens, Real and Imagined” is the topic of a symposium to be hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UT Knoxville March 10-12. The symposium will be held at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Ave.