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  Campus Events Related to MRST Spring 2013


Fri., Feb 8: Medieval/Early Modern Spanish Military History Panel Discussion  At 4:00 on Friday, in Holden Hall Room 40, David McDaniel, Don Kagay, and Allan Kuethe, will speak for 8-10 minutes each on current trends in scholarship on  Spanish military history of the central and later middle ages and the early modern period. Following the initial presentations, there will be ample time for questions and discussion. This event will bring together students from the graduate classes on medieval military history , colonial Latin America, and  methods in medieval and renaissance studies, but other faculty members and students who have a special interest in this subject matter are also invited.  An off-campus History Student Graduate Organization reception follows at 6:30 at BAR PM, 1211 University Avenue.

Fri., Feb 8: "Death at the Hands of a Woman:  The Apple and the Maid."  Lecture by Tara Foster (Northern Michigan University).  Examines Sir Thomas Mallory's use of  of a theme from thirteenth-century sources to illuminate the role of women in the deterioration of the Arthurian world.  Sponsored by CMLL.  In the Qualia Room, Foreign Languages Building, at 4:00.

Sat., Feb 9:  Second Annual Texas Tech University History Graduate Student Conference.  Registration at 8:30 am in the Student Union Building's Matador Room. The featured speaker at lunch (12:00-2:00 pm), will be Donald Kagay, a specialist in late medieval Spanish military History.  The conference will include sessions devoted to "European Studies," Ancient World," and "Medieval."  The charge for the liunch is $15.00 and it is necessary to RSVP to ttuhistgrad@gmail.com by February 6.

Mon., Feb 11: "Milton and the Seekers:  The Last Judgment and Counter-Nationalism in Paradise Lost."  Lecture by Ryan Hackenbracht (Phd., Penn State, 2012).  Examines Milton's rejection of models of national identity that emerged during the English Revolution and Restoration."  Sponsored by the Department of English.  Monday, February 11:00 at 2:00 in English 201, followed by an informal reception there.

Thurs. Feb. 21 "Literature Looks at Commerce:  How Poets  and Novelists Have Seen the World of Business."  Lecture by Dr. Frederic Turner, who will be examining the varied attitudes and understandings of a select group of literary masters from Shakespeare to the present, and what they suggest about the terms of cultural coexistence between these disparate realms. Sponsored by the Institute for Study of Western Civilization, 5:30-7:00pm English/.Philosophy 001.

Thurs. Feb. 21 "Living the Good Life? Health Trends of Romans." Lecture by Robert R. Paine, Professor of Anthropology, Texas Tech University. Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America at 5:35 pm, MCOM 359.

Thurs. Mar 7 "Roman Sarcophagi from Aphrodisias: Meaning of Iconography in Local Social Context." Lecture by Esen Ogus, Assistant Professor of Art History, Texas Tech University. Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America at 5:35 pm,  MCOM 359.

Wed. Mar 27  "Why the West Rules – For Now"  Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University
Wednesday, March 27, 2012, 5:30 pm, Escondido Room, Student Union Building.  An AIA endorsed lecture hosted by the Institute for Study of Western Civilization, 5:30 pm, Escondido Room, Student Union Building.

Thurs. Mar 27 "Gladiators at Pompeii: Roman Spectacle in a Small Town." Steven Tuck, Associate Professor of Classics and Art History, Miami University. Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America at 5:35 pm,  MCOM 359.

Monday nights at 10pm: Harmonia, a one hour weekly radio program devoted to early music, is hosted by Texas Tech Associate Professor of Music, Angela Marianni, and produced with technical support from TTU’s KOHM. Tune in on Radio KOHM 89.1 on Monday nights at 10:00pm.



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