The Crusading Experience, 1098-1492 | Newberry

The Crusading Experience, 1098-1492

Thursday, February 28, 2019

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Dr. Chris Fletcher, The Newberry
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Through a discussion of readings, and an analysis of translated primary documents, we will consider the ways in which the Crusades shaped and were shaped by the religious and cultural life in Europe and the Middle East from the late 11th to the late 15th century. Participants will examine religious motivations behind the arduous task of crusading and how they changed over time, reflecting the transition from the medieval to the early modern era. The seminar will then turn to the cultural interaction and exchanges generated by the Crusades, their impact on Christian and Muslim societies on both sides of the conflict, and their enduring legacy today. In so doing, this seminar will use the Crusades as a tool for exploring pertinent contemporary issues such as religion and violence and cross-cultural interactions.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.