News and events

  • Roundtable on Game of Thrones at Signum University

    When: Thursday, July 25 — 2pm

    This summer, winter is coming to Signum University as several faculty and noted guest scholars will be assembling their own Small Council to discuss George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and the HBO adaptation Game of Thrones. Several of our guests have published on important aspects of the Game of Thrones phenomenon, including brokenness, monsters, medievalism, history and historical fiction, dyscatastrophe and eucatastrophe, adaptation, the modern fantasy novel, cultural context, and Martin’s creative skill. We will discuss these topics as well as the more controversial accusations the novels and the show have faced regarding violence, pornography, and misogyny.

    Location of your event: Signum University

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  • Reconstructing the Past: From Architectural Remains to 3D Model The Romanesque “Tribune” of Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa (France, ca 1150)

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  • An Evening Dedicated to Historic Fencing and Renaissance Martial Arts

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  • The Name of the Rose

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  • Sweet ’16: A Celebration of Centenaries from the Middle Ages and Renaissance 1016-2016

    The Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

    presents

    Sweet ’16:

    A Celebration of Centenaries

    from the Middle Ages and Renaissance 1016-2016

     

    Date: Friday October 21, 2016

    Time: 10:00 a.m. Noon

    Location: Special Collections & Archives,

    James A. Gibson Library (10th Floor)

     

    2016 is a Year of Significant Anniversaries from the Middle Ages and Renaissance:

    • Aethelred II and Cnut: 1000 years since the Danish conquest of England, 1016
    • 800 years since the death of King John (of Magna Carta fame), 1216
    • 400 years since the deaths of William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, 1616


    10:00am     Opening remarks: Carol Merriam, Dean of Humanities, Ernesto Virgulti, MARS Director

    10:10am     Aethelred II and Cnut: 1000 years since the Danish conquest of England:

                      Prof. Angus Somerville (English, retired)

    10:30am     King John (1199-1216) 800 years on: Prof. Andrew McDonald (History)

    10:45am     Shakespeare 400 years on:  Prof. Mathew Martin (English)

    11:00am     Cervantes 400 years on:  Prof. Felipe Ruan (MLLC)

    11:15am     Questions/discussion

    11:30am     Dramatic readings: Angus Somerville, Dr. Renee-Claude Breitenstein, Andrew McDonald, Felipe Ruan

    11:45am     Concluding remarks: Ernesto Virgulti and David Sharron, Special Collections and Archives

     

    Exhibition in Special Collection & Archives available for viewing

    Refreshments courtesy of the Department of History and the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

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