[Namron] Medieval Lecture This Friday!
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Tue Mar 6 19:30:31 PST 2012
As we study the various aspects of life in the Middle Ages, one has to
wonder how did the people who lived during this time view formal education.
You are invited to take a break from mundane life this Friday and learn
about higher education in the Middle Ages at the next Medieval Fair Lecture:
"The Fortunes of Academic Life in the Middle Ages: Jean Buridan and Pierre
Medieval Fair Free Lecture Series
Friday March 9th, 6:30 pm at the Norman Public Library
A/B Room, 225 N. Webster
Professor Steven J. Livesey of The University of Oklahoma Department of the
History of Science will speak about two modern anxieties - vocational
success and social and economic mobility. These were also medieval
concerns. Those who entered the medieval university did so with a
post-graduation goal in mind, or if they did not, their patrons frequently
reminded them of the goal that they should have. And while university
degrees were not always tickets to upward mobility, we have many examples of
the talented student from modest origins who emerged from several years of
study, examination and bureaucratic negotiation to a position of authority,
respect, and in many cases economic fortune. In this presentation, he will
illustrate this by examining the academic lives and fortunes of two
fourteenth-century scholars, Jean Buridan and Pierre d'Allouagne.
Come learn more about the Middle Ages just for the fun of learning! No
papers, no tests, just interesting information about life long ago.
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