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Lindsay Young Distinguished Visiting Senior Scholar Program

The Lindsay Young Distinguished Visiting Senior Scholar Program was created by the Marco Steering Committee in 2015, and Marco welcomed its inaugural Lindsay Young Visiting Scholar, James Palmer of St. Andrews, to campus in March of 2016. Designed to bring a distinguished scholar to campus for an extended visit of one to three weeks, this program is intended to enrich both faculty research and graduate/undergraduate education on campus. Candidates are nominated by Marco faculty members. During their residency, the Lindsay Young Visiting Scholar gives at least one public lecture, leads a seminar-style research colloquium, collaborates with Marco faculty, and attends at least one graduate class.

Fall 2018 Distinguished Senior Scholar:
Dr. Theresa Coletti

The Marco Institute will be welcoming Dr. Theresa Coletti, Professor of English at the University of Maryland, to campus from September 24-28. Dr. Coletti’s research focuses on religion in late medieval drama. While in residence in Knoxville, she will be available to meet with faculty and students. In addition, she will give a public lecture and lead a faculty-graduate research seminar:


Public Lecture:

“Medieval Tragedy: Genre, History, Performance”

4:00 pm, Tuesday, September 25

Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library

A reception will follow in the Mary Greer Room


Lunch Seminar (Please RSVP):

12:00-1:30 pm, Wednesday, September 26

Community Room, UT International House


Past Distinguished Visiting Scholars:

Fall 2017

Brenda Bolton

Professor Emerita

University of London (Queen Mary & Westfield College)

Spring 2017

Martin Aurell

Professor of Medieval History
Director, Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Civilisations Médievales
University of Poitiers, France

Fall 2016

Sergio La Porta

Professor of Armenian Studies
California State University, Fresno

Spring 2016

James Palmer

Reader in Medieval History

University of St Andews, Scotland

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