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Provost Lecture Series: Exploring medieval Hungary

3/23/2012

An Austin Peay State University professor who is an expert in the history of medieval Hungary will speak more on this research interest as part of the next Provost Lecture Series at APSU.

Dr. Cameron Sutt, assistant professor of history, will present “Serfs, Slaves and Sources: Doing Medieval Social History,” at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 29 in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public.

“In my talk, I will discuss the nature of sources for medieval Hungary, and how I used them to determine whether those listed by the Latin term ‘servus’ in the sources are either slaves or serfs,” Sutt said.

In addition to medieval Hungary, Sutt also explores social and economic issues in 12th and 13th century Hungary, particularly labor, estate management and social identity.

Sutt earned a doctorate from the University of Cambridge in England, master’s degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Central Missouri.

Other sessions in the Provost Lecture Series also are planned for the academic year. All sessions are from 3-4:30 p.m. in the MUC, Room 303 (unless noted otherwise) and include the following:

April 5: Mark DeYoung, assistant professor of art

April 12: Dr. Tim Winters, professor of English

April 19, MUC 103: Dr. Jeffrey Wood, professor of music

The Provost Lecture Series seeks to foster a spirit of intellectual and scholarly inquiry among faculty, staff and students. The program will be used as a platform for APSU faculty members who are recent recipients of provost summer grants, who have been awarded faculty development leaves and who have engaged in recent scholarly inquiry during sabbatical leaves.

APSU faculty members with recent research of acclaim also will be given a platform within this series. In addition, other faculty members of local or widespread renown will be invited to lecture within this series.

For more information about the Provost Lecture Series, call Dr. Brian Johnson, assistant vice president of academic affairs at APSU, at (931) 221-7992 or email him at johnsonb@apsu.edu. - Dr. Melony Shemberger