Heather Hirschfeld, a UT Knoxville associate professor of English, has been named the new Riggsby Director of the university’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Hirschfeld is set to begin work Jan. 1, 2011.
Marco Institute News
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 UT 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.
“The Building Blocks of France” is the topic of a symposium hosted by UT Knoxville’s Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, March 26 – 27, at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The interdisciplinary academic symposium will explore some of the historical, literary and cultural aspects of medieval France.