The History Department, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Capstone International Center are pleased to welcome to campus Professor Iulian M. Damian, a scholar of European history and culture who is currently in the United States as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar.
Professor Damian will present a public research presentation entitled “A ‘Hot Corner’ of 15th Century Europe: Fascination, Defense, and Resilience along the Ottoman Frontier” at 2 PM on November 15 in the Summersell Room (251) in ten Hoor Hall.
Dr. Damian (PhD 2008) is a senior lecturer and assistant professor in the Classics Department, Faculty of Letters, at Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He teaches courses in classical Latin, in medieval and Renaissance Latin literature, and ancient and medieval history. His research specialty is the religion and culture of Central Europe and of the European Middle Ages and of Central Europe, as well as the history of the later Crusades. Damian was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for work at the Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University in New York. His research project is entitled “John of Capistrano and The Borders of Fifteenth-Century Christianity.”
Dr. Damian’s visit will coincide with a range of other activities associated with International Education Week on the UA campus. Also, with the support of Fulbright’s Outreach Lecture Fund, Dr. Damian will also visit with faculty, staff, and students at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa, as well as members of the Tuscaloosa Rotary Club.
The Fulbright Program, the United States government’s flagship program of international educational and cultural exchange, offers students and scholars in more than 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to mutual understanding. The program awards more than 1,700 fellowships each year, enabling 800 U.S. Scholars to go abroad and 900 Visiting Scholars to come to the United States.