Marco Institute News

UT to Co-Sponsor Marco Madness Medieval Faire April 2

High school students are invited to travel back in time to explore the history and culture of the Middle Ages during the Marco Madness Medieval Faire from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Saturday, April 2.

UT Hosts Talk about Sultan Saladin

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.

Marco Institute to Host Symposium on Reconceiving Pre-Modern Spaces

Diane Favro

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.

Marco Institute Lecture To Examine the Lives and Travels of Medieval Scribes

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.

UT to Host Medieval Academy Meeting April 4-6

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.

Marco Institute to Host Manuscript Workshop February 1-2

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.