PLYMOUTH, N.H.-One of the oldest ongoing conferences of medievalists in the United States is underway at Plymouth State University. The Medieval and Renaissance Forum takes place through Saturday, April 26. The public is invited to join over 100 students and scholars from across the nation who will give free talks throughout the weekend on a variety of topics concerning art, music, literature and history of Medieval and Renaissance Europe. This year’s theme, “The Secular Realm in the Age of Faith,” relates to the connection of private and public life in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Europe.
On Saturday, there will be a Medieval feast and entertainment, at Heritage Commons, Hall Residence Hall, featuring students in period dress and authentic medieval-inspired food served in an atmosphere that recreates the experience of a medieval meal. The event will be complemented by medieval and Renaissance music. Other events include a live chess match on the Alumni Green, a longbow archery demonstration, a chain mail workshop and a calligraphy workshop led by Arthur Ketchen.
For more information about this event, visit plymouth.edu/medieval/pdfs/2008_medievalforum.pdf
For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or Bruce Lyndes