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Crusade: New Critical Directions in Research and Teaching

How do we study crusade literature, and how should medievalists teach different sources to students in the university? As scholars and teachers of crusade, how do we navigate a discourse that includes a diversity of historical documents and literary texts from different traditions, area studies, disciplines and languages? Finally, how do we create a productive critical environment to discuss the current political discourse of crusade in the undergraduate classroom? This symposium will engage a variety of scholars in the discussion of new directions in crusade research and pedagogy.

Speakers will include Maria Dobozy, Professor of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah; Paul Cobb, the Department Chair of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania; Alexander Key, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Stanford University; Richard Kaeuper, Professor of History at the University of Rochester; Cathleen Fleck, Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts at Saint Louis University; Benjamin Albritton, Digital Medieval Projects Manager at Stanford University Libraries.

This workshop is open to Stanford faculty, graduate students, symposium participants, and their invited guests. Coffee and lunch will be served. Please RSVP to



Thursday, December 8, 2016. 09:30AM


Stanford Humanities Center Board Room


Stanford Humanities Center, Department of Art & Art History, Department of History, Department of Early Modern Studies, DLCL, Abbasi Program, Stanford University Libraries