Calendar of Events


January 18, 2019 to January 19, 2019

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to invite you to the first Race before Race symposium.

This two day event brings together medieval and early modern race scholars who are seeking to push their fields in new archival, theoretical and practical directions. Each scholar will present their research and open the conversations up to the larger audience. By bringing together scholars specializing in a variety of periods, this symposium aims to inspire cross-temporal dialogues about race.

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January 18, 2019

Engaging the Past to Create the Avant Garde: a dialogue with Peter Sellars

Friday, January 18, 2019
6:00-7:30pm
Carson Ballroom, Old Main, Tempe Campus

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is pleased to invite you to the 2019 Distinguished Lecture with special guest Peter Sellars.

In this conversation, Peter Sellars and Ayanna Thompson, Director of the ACMRS, will consider the ways classical texts address contemporary issues. How does the work of Shakespeare and other authors speak to the challenges we face in our society today?

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February 6, 2019 to February 9, 2019

The ACMRS and MAP Joint Conference: Magic, Religion, and Science in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance (2019) ​​​is ​​​an ​​​annual ​​​gathering ​​​of ​​​scholars, ​​​students, ​​​retirees ​​​and ​​​members ​​​of ​​​the ​​​general ​​​public ​​​interested ​​​in ​​​medieval and Renaissance ​​​studies. ACMRS is proud to announce that its 2019 conference will be held jointly with the Medieval Association of the Pacific. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on the general theme of ​​​“Magic,

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February 23, 2019

What happens every day at the most innovative university in the nation? This is your chance to experience Arizona State University on the Tempe campus! Visitors have the opportunity to participate in hundreds of interactive activities and talk to students, faculty and staff. Thrill seekers, lifelong learners, science gurus, arts enthusiasts and adventure seekers can hear firsthand about rare poisonous insects, space exploration, volcanoes, drones and robots, medical breakthroughs and Mayan discoveries. Interactive hands-on activities range from the art of street-style dance, language lessons, testing your musical talents in the “Instrument Petting Zoo,” to walking in the shoes of a

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