Jonathan Riley-Smith: His Career and Academic Legacy (lecture)

Jonathan Riley-Smith: His Career and Academic Legacy (lecture)
Date
08 Dec 2017, 18:30 to 08 Dec 2017, 20:30
Type
Lecture
Venue
IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description


This lecture is the first part of the event (8-9 December) Jonathan Riley-Smith: His Career and Academic Legacy. 


Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith (1938-2016) was one of the world’s foremost historians of the crusades. His prolific published output (including What were the Crusades? The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading and editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades), along with his fluency and charisma as a teacher and a communicator had an immense impact upon generations of academics, students and media audiences. This event, organised by his former doctoral students, marks both his academic legacy and also casts forwards to discuss some of the work that his ideas are generating. 

By way of introduction two lectures will look back at Jonathan’s numerous publications through the eyes of two of his earliest pupils, Professor Peter Edbury and Professor Norman Housley.

A wine reception will follow.


To register for the Jonathan Riley-Smith: His Career and Academic Legacy conference- please see the conference website.

Contact

IHR Events Office
ihr.events@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8740