Medieval history professor Phil Adamo will sign copies of his book, and discuss scholarship and vocation.
Called to Scholarship with Phil Adamo
Book-signing, Reading, Refreshments
Wednesday, October 29, 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Oren Gateway Room 100
Celebrate medieval history professor Phil Adamo’s recent publication of two books:
- The Medieval Church: A Brief History (2013)
- New Monks in Old Habits: The Formation of the Caulite Monastic Order (2014)
Adamo will sign books, which will be available for purchase.
He will also read “Hanging Little Joe on the Suburban Ponderosa, Or, What has the Middle Ages to do with the Old West?” an essay soon-to-be-published in a special edition of the Journal of the West. This essay looks at Adamo’s childhood, growing up on the edge of a Texas suburb, and how that experience with the imagined Old West led to his vocation as a medievalist.
Phil Adamo directs Augsburg’s nationally recognized program in Medieval Studies. He has published articles and books on medieval monasticism and church history, for which he received Augsburg’s award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship in 2014. He is also an award-winning teacher, most recently the recipient of the CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching, given by the Medieval Academy of America, the oldest and largest association of medievalists in the world.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Department of History.
Refreshments will be served.