Sunday, March 29, 2009
The Catapult Connection: The Invention of and Inventing in the Middle Ages
University of Southern Indiana issued the following news release:
Dr. Jason Hardgrave, assistant professor of history, will present "The Catapult Connection: The Invention of and Inventing in the Middle Ages" at the USI Medieval Studies Forum to be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, In Liberal Arts Center Room 1016. According to Hardgrave, we owe the creative minds of medieval Europe a great debt. Eyeglasses, books, universities, paper, and even the paper weight were all introduced in this "dark age" of history.
Based on his infamous "catapults" class in the spring of 2008, Jason Hardgrave will present on two connected topics for this forum: technological inventions of the Middle Ages and pedagogical techniques and reasons for approaching the topic. He will discuss some of the significant inventions and innovations of the medieval period, and assess their impact on culture and history, as well as answering the question: What was the point of having students create and use their own catapults?
For more information, contact Dr. S. Elizabeth Passmore, assistant professor of English, at firstname.lastname@example.org.