Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Middle Eastern Studies Announce Fall Colloquium Series

The programs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Middle Eastern Studies are happy to announce the schedule for the Fall Colloquium Series. The MRST-MEST colloquium brings together scholars from our campus community and from other universities in order to enjoy a presentation and discussion of new scholarship. The topics range widely in date, from 500 to 1700, and cover the premodern Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Anyone with an interest is warmly invited. 

The event is free an open to the public. Lunch will be provided. 

Each presentation is on a Wednesday, and the schedule for the fall is below:

  • Sept. 11 – 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. – Seventh Floor Kimpel "Library"
    Joshua Byron Smith, University of Arkansas, "Fictional Old Books from The British Isles"
  • Sept. 25 – 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. – Seventh Floor Kimpel "Library"
    Ann Adams, University of Arkansas, "Elis Gruffydd and Medieval Welsh Nationhood"
  • Oct. 9 – 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. – Old Main 412
    Baris Basturk, University of Arkansas, "Eşrefoğlu Rumi: An Ottoman Sufi Between 'High' and 'Popular' Islam"
  • Oct. 23 – 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. – Old Main 412
    Patrick Wadden, Belmont Abbey College, "Irish and European: Exploring Identities in Early Medieval Ireland"
  • Nov. 6 – 5-6:30 p.m. – Gearheart Hall 026
    Valerio Cappozza, University of Mississippi, "Dante and the Arab World"
  • Nov. 20 – 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. – Old Main 412
    Shawn Austin, University of Arkansas, "Indios Fronterizos and the Spanish-Guaraní Militias in Seventeenth-Century South America."
  • Dec. 4 – 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. – Old Main 412
    Arwen Taylor, Arkansas Tech, title TBA

Joshua Byron Smith, associate professor
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