Why Should We Care About the European Middle Ages?

发布时间:2016-07-13 | 作者:博雅学院

时间:2015年6月17日(星期三)19:00—21: 00

地点:东南区241栋一楼会议室(英东体育场西侧小红楼)

语言: 英语

主题:Why Should We Care About the European Middle Ages?
引言人Peter Jones(多伦多大学博士后研究员)


Why Should We Care About the European Middle Ages?

 


 

The European Medieval Period, 500-1500AD, is often dismissed as ‘the Dark Ages'. Record keeping was mostly poor and partial, travel and trade operated on a small scale, and theology dominated all academicdiscourse. Yet for all this, the Middle Ages were a time of exuberantcreativity, breathtaking invention, and radical intellectual and politicalchange. Taking a broad historical view, this lecture will explore some of the key medieval institutions that have come to shape modernity. Focusing inparticular on the intellectual and cultural origins of the University, I will argue that appreciating the medieval context can give us some radical andunexpected insights moving into the future.