Friday, 24 March, 2017
The Carolingian era—best known for Emperor Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor—and its lasting impact on Europe will be the topic of the 14th annual Marco Symposium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, March 24-25.
Charlemagne (d. 814 CE) united much of western and central Europe and is credited with laying the political and cultural foundations for what would eventually become modern France and Germany. The period during which Charlemagne and his successors ruled is known as the Carolingian era.
Paul Dutton, professor of history at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, will deliver the keynote address, "Four Startling Carolingian Experiments with Family," at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library, 1015 Volunteer Blvd. A reception will follow the talk.
The UT Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is sponsoring the Symposium. Visit marco.utk.edu for more details and to see the schedule of events. For more information, call 865-974-1859 or email email@example.com.