MGA Library Sponsors Medieval "KnightFest"

Author: Kelsei Etchison
Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:00 AM
Category: Pressroom


Macon, Cochran, Warner Robins GA

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The second annual “KnightFest” will be sponsored by Middle Georgia State University’s library for people interested in all things medieval.

There will be events on the Cochran, Macon, and Warner Robins campuses. All festivities are set for October 3-5, are free and open to the public.

There will be lectures, relevant to the theme, by faculty members, panel discussions on topics such as “Powerful and Powerless Women in Game of Thrones,” and combat demonstrations.

For more information, contact Dana Casper, MGA reference and instruction librarian, at dana.casper@mga.edu. Campus maps and directions are at http://www.mga.edu/about/maps.aspx.

Here is the schedule of events:

Cochran Campus:

• 3 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 3, Dr. Andrew Reeves will present a lecture titles “Shame, Shame, Shame: inspirations for Cersei’s Walk of Shame and Public Penance in Medieval Europe” in Roberts 206 (Library Media Room).

• 4 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 03, Professor Becca Edwards will be screen and discuss “Femme Fatales in HBO’s Game of Thrones” in Roberts 206 (Library Media Room).

• 3 p.m. Thursday Oct. 5, There will be a Panel Discussion titled “Powerful and Powerless Women in Game of Thrones” in Roberts 206 (Library Media Room).

• 4 p.m. Thursday Oct. 5, The Society for Creative Anachronism will hold a combat demonstration on the front lawn of Walker Hall.

Macon Campus:

• 2 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 3, - There will be a Panel Discussion titled “Powerful and Powerless Women in Game of Thrones” in Library labs 1&2

•12:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 4, LaShonda Slaughter Wilson will give a lecture titled “Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe & A Song of Ice and Fire” in Library Lab 2

• 2 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 4, The Society for Creative Anachronism will hold a combat demonstration on the lawn between the library and the Teacher Education Building.

• 5 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 4, Dr. Shannon Riddle will give a lecture titled “Women in Medieval Art” in Library Lab 2.

• 3 p.m. Thursday Oct. 5, Dr. Andrew Reeves will give a lecture titled “Shame, Shame, Shame: inspirations for Cersei’s Walk of Shame and Public Penance in Medieval Europe” in Library Lab 2.

Warner Robins Campus:

• 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, LaShonda Slaughter Wilson will give a lecture titled “Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe & A Song of Ice and Fire” in Thomas Hall 130.

• 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, Dr. Shannon Riddle will give a lecture titled “Women in Medieval Art” in Thomas Hall 130.