Spring Speaker Series at Ohio State CMRS

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Ohio State University is pleased to announce four virtual speaker events for spring 2021. Each year, the Center hosts eight lectures on cutting-edge research by visiting scholars, chosen by CMRS staff and faculty affiliates. Speakers represent the broadest range of academic fields, topics, and historical periods. The annual series includes a Public Lecture that is specifically aimed towards a general audience; the Francis Lee Utley lecture, in collaboration between with the Center for Folklore Studies, combining expertise in folklore and medieval literature; and the MRGSA lecture, sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association, featuring a speaker whose work is of particular interest to the graduate student population. The following events are free and open to the public.

February 26 | 1:00 PM EST | Zoom

"The Problematic Privilege of Interpreting the Bard"

Iqbal Khan (Theatre Director)

*Co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Arts, the Humanities Institute (Asian Futures Project), the South Asian Studies Initiative, and the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme.

March 5 | 4:00 PM EST | Zoom

"Making and Knowing in Sixteenth-Century Europe"

Pamela Smith (Columbia University)

March 19 | 4:00 PM EST | Zoom

"The Wood Age: A Thought Experiment in Past, Present and Future Human Ecologies"

Max Adams (Author and Independent Scholar)

April 16 | 4:00 PM EST | Zoom

"From Festival Park to Museum: Six Decades of Living History at the Jamestown Settlement"

Luke J. Pecoraro (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation)