The Center for Medieval Studies at Fordham University, New York City, sponsors many events throughout the year to encourage increased interest, knowledge, and study of the Middle Ages. In light of covid-19, their Fall 2020 lecture series is now virtual. Join the Center for its first virtual lecture of the semester on Tuesday, September 29 at 5:30pm EST. Dr. Hussein Fancy (University of Michigan) will present, The Impostor Sea: Fraud in the Medieval Mediterranean.
Registration is required for this event. To register, please click here.
The Medieval Studies program at Fordham University was founded in 1971 to promote the interdisciplinary study of the Middle Ages. By the late 1970s, the program had grown to include an undergraduate element and was housed in the Center for Medieval Studies, which is now one of the university’s most active and well-known centers of advanced study. The Center has made a significant contribution to the promotion of the study and teaching of medieval Europe. Through its digital workshops and online projects, students have many opportunities to learn more about the digital humanities. The integrated interdisciplinary approach to the Middle Ages is a natural extension of Fordham’s long-standing commitment to the study of this crucial historical period, which has attracted some of the University’s most distinguished faculty and students.
Dr. Hussein Fancy earned his PhD from Princeton University. He is trained as a historian of medieval Europe and the Islamic world. His first book, The Mercenary Mediterranean, examined the service of Muslim soldiers from North Africa to the Christian kings of the Crown of Aragon in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Image credit: Book on Navigation, Turkish, Late 11th century AH / 17th CE — early 12th century AH / 18th CE, folio 64a, The Walters Art Museum. W. 658