Note: The [email protected] Lecture Series is currently on hold due to COVID19.
The Five @ Five Lecture Series features five one-and-a-half-hour lectures on a given subject in order to provide an in-depth look at the topic. This educational program highlights the research and talent of Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty members, and is open to the community.
Spring 2020 Lecture Topic
David M. Longenbach, Penn State Lehigh Valley History Faculty, presents our spring lecture series, "The Crusades". In this five-part series we'll explore: the military, political, religious, and geographic expansion of Islam and Christianity’s attempts to hold back the tide. Join us for this exciting examination of religious warfare during the Middle-Ages.
THE FIVE-PART SERIES WILL EXPLORE:
April 2: The 1st to 3rd Crusades: The Liberation of the Holy Land?
April 16: The 4th to 8th Crusades and those in Europe itself
April 23: The Northern Crusades
April 30: The Reconquista: The Liberation of Spain and Portugal
May 7: Legacy?: The Ottoman Wars and the fate of Europe
Lectures will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on the following Thursday evenings:
April 2, 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2020
$59 per person, $89 for two people of the same household.
Registration is required for all of these lifetime learning opportunities. Contact Donna Reed at [email protected] or 610-285-5009.