"Medieval Civilization: 500-1500" Open Lecture

14 November 2017
From 13th of November until 29th of December 2017, a series of public lectures will be held at the School of Advanced Studies. We invite everyone to attend! Lectures are conducted in English.

Speaker: Peter Jones

Between the years 500 and 1500, Western Europe experienced a period of exuberant creativity, breathtaking invention, and radical intellectual and political change. Kingdoms rose and fell, poets agonized over courtly love, thousands of knights fought and died in epic crusades, and scholars debated the nature of God at the world’s first universities. Introducing this foundational epoch in the history of the West, this open lecture series will explore the core medieval ideas and institutions that, for better or worse, helped make Europe into what it is today. At the same time, we will also investigate the radically different answers medieval people had to the fundamental questions of human existence. Through a series of interactive lectures we will scrutinize a wide range of texts and images, from autobiographies and confessional poems to gothic sculptures and fantastical maps. Together, while unearthing the surprising intellectual universe of an ancient culture, we will also probe its continuities and ruptures with the world we inhabit now.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Source: https://sas.utmn.ru/en/sas-open-lectures-en/ 

Start time: 7pm

Venue: UTMN School of Advanced Studies, 2/1 8 Marta St.

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