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
Department of English
Celina Suarez and Glenn Sharman of the Department of Geosciences recently received a five-year, $588,000 NSF grant to research the transition period from the Early to Late Cretaceous.
U of A graduate student and saxophonist Landon Cole has been selected to advance to the regional round of the Music Teachers' National Association's Young Artist Solo Competition.
Beginning at 6 p.m. — when Mullins Library would typically close — the campus community is invited to come make some noise in the usually-quiet spaces on Levels 3 and 4 before they close for renovation.
Takama Statton-Brooks, director of residence education for U of A Housing, recently served as a mentor for the Southwestern Association of College and University Housing Offices.
All UREC facilities, including the HPER building, the UREC Fitness Center, and the UREC Sports Complex will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28, and reduced hours will be set on other days.