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Medieval Studies Lecture | The Age of Diplomacy: Franks and Ayyubids in Western Asia, 1229–1244

April 7, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This lecture will be the opening keynote lecture for the Graduate Association of Medieval Studies (GAMS) 9th Annual Medieval Studies Colloquium. All GAMS Colloquium lectures and conference sessions are free and open to the public.

Michael Lower, Professor, History, University of Minnesota

Lecture: “The Age of Diplomacy: Franks and Ayyubids in Western Asia, 1229–1244”

Thursday, April 7th, 2022 | 5:00–6:30pm CT | Science Hall, Room 180

Abstract: Christians and Muslims often fought over Jerusalem in the Middle Ages. In the 1230s, though, Christian Franks and Muslim Ayyubids effectively shared the city. In this talk, Michael Lower explores how a prolonged bout of peace-making broke out in an age of crusade and jihad.

Professor Lower’s public lecture and workshop is sponsored by the Anonymous Fund, the Program in Medieval Studies, Department of History, Department of Art History, Institute for Research in Humanities, Middle East Studies Program, Center for Religion and Global Citizenry, and the Graduate Association of Medieval Studies. This lecture and workshop is also funded in part by an Associated Students of Madison (ASM) viewpoint neutral grant and the Wisconsin Experience Grant (WEG). For accessibility accommodations, please contact: gams@rso.wisc.edu.


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550 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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