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Making Medieval History Relevant to Modern Students, and Why It Matters: Talk by Professor John S. Ott

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Date/Time:
Tue, May 25, 2021
05:30PM - 07:00PM
Venue:
Virtual event from Portland
Location:
Zoom, Portland OR 97204
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Registration Period:
04/15/2021-05/25/2021
Price:
This event is free!
Contact:
Victoria Bejarano Muirhead

What does a medieval historian do, exactly, and how does one go about making the Middle Ages relevant for modern students? In this illustrated talk, Prof. John S. Ott (Ph.D., Stanford, 1999) of Portland State University will pull back the curtain on the process of textual research into medieval manuscripts, and share how he has recently translated his archival sleuthing into a 'hands-on' practicum for his students, who have been slowly unpacking the mysteries of a 15th-century codex. He'll discuss the challenges and rewards of involving students in historical research, and why work of this kind matters now more than ever. In the process, we'll explore an eleventh-century manuscript and a codex from the early age of print.
 
John S. Ott is a professor of medieval European history specialising in the social and cultural history of the Catholic Church in the central Middle Ages (c. 950-1200), focusing on northern France and the Low Countries. He has edited and written several books and numerous articles on the medieval church, its personnel, and canon law, and is currently Chair of the History Department at Portland State.

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Making Medieval History Relevant to Modern Students, and Why It Matters: Talk by Professor John S. Ott
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 @ 5:30 PM

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