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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Perspectives on Chivalry: Medieval to Modern, an interdisciplinary symposium

Date: June 12-13, 2014

Description:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites you to attend Perspectives on Chivalry: Medieval to Modern, an interdisciplinary symposium being held at Rowan University on Thursday and Friday, June 12-13, 2014.  The symposium is free and open to the entire Rowan and surrounding community. 

The concept of chivalry has permeated Western society since the Middle Ages.  From medieval treatises to modern films, from romanticized Victorian portrayals to cynical postmodern commentaries, chivalry has been idealized, satirized, and debated for centuries. Presenters will explore these various viewpoints throughout the ages.  Keynote presentations will be given by Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton (Baylor University) and Dr. Sarah James (University of Kent, Canterbury). 

Thursday will feature an undergraduate panel at 3:00 pm in Student Center 221; an opening reception from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Art Gallery, Westby Hall; and a Quest for Dessert (dessert and coffee reception) from 6:00-7:30 pm in Hollybush.  Friday will feature two plenary sessions and three sessions of paper presentations in Student Center 221.  Please download the full schedule of events here