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Date: Nov 03, 2009
Medieval Iberia Workshop Marks Launch of New Scholarly JournalHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Leading national and international scholars will converge on Hofstra University, on Friday Nov. 6, for a one-day “Medieval Iberia” workshop that will examine the Christian, Islamic and Jewish cultures of medieval Spain and Portugal, and celebrate the launch of a new academic publication, the Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies, which published its first two issues this year with support from Hofstra and Western Michigan University.
The journal, published by the Taylor & Francis Group, comes out in January and June. Several contributors to the journal are among the workshop leaders. “The workshop offers a unique opportunity to discuss cutting-edge work,” according to Simon R. Doubleday, Ph.D., associate professor of history and executive editor of the new journal, who is the director of the workshop. “Experts will introduce and lead discussion on new approaches to field as diverse as archaeology, musicology, history and literature.”
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Taylor & Francis Group, Hofstra Cultural Center, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the departments of History and Romance Languages and Literature, and the programs of European Studies, Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
The workshop is $25 and $15 for graduate students. It is free for Hofstra students, faculty and staff. For more information, or to register for the workshop, call (516) 463-5669 or register online at hofstra.edu/culture.