The Myth of the Medieval Flat Earth and Why It Matters
Friday, December 30, 2022
Trine University’s Humanities Symposia continues as Eric Goddard, Ph.D., lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Social Sciences, discusses “The Myth of the Medieval Flat Earth and Why It Matters.” Goddard’s presentation begins by demonstrating that round earth belief began with the ancient Greeks and predominated in medieval Europe. He then will explore the beginnings of the medieval flat earth myth, and explain how the myth became established in the 19th and 20th centuries due to the desire of scholars to build the reputation of Columbus and to present a critical view of the medieval church.
Sacred Space and Creating a Saint in Medieval Iceland
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Trine University’s Humanities Symposia continues as Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Humanities and Communication, discusses “Sacred Space and Creating a Saint in Medieval Iceland.” Mayus will offer a presentation on Hrafns Saga Sveinbjarnarsonar, a medieval saga that tells of the life of a real 13th-century Icelandic chieftain and physician named Hrafn. Hrafn was a pious and generous man who nonetheless ended up dying in a violent blood feud. The talk will examine the way Hrafn and his home are described in the saga in order to argue that the author was trying to make Hrafn into a saint and portrayed his death as martyrdom. Those who attend can expect to hear about medieval medical practices, blood feuds and sacred spaces, both Christian and pagan, in 13th-century Iceland.
Wartime Secrets: The Secret Origins of Comic Protagonists
Monday, December 26, 2022
Trine University’s Humanities Symposia concludes with a presentation by Patrick Ridout, assistant director of information services, titled “Wartime Secrets: The Secret Origins of Comic Protagonists.” From Captain America’s creation in World War II to Vagabond’s Battle of Sekigahara and the more recent War Heroes conflict in Afghanistan, each reflection of war comes with an origin story of super science, magic, aliens, gods and religion that become molded by each conflict in different ways. The presentation will look at how each war has impacted society’s views of heroes and villains, and how that has impacted the origins of comic heroes and villains born of conflict.
Best College Players to Not be Great in the NBA
Friday, December 9, 2022
This week, Drew looks at some of the best college players to not play up to their expectations in the NBA. Thank you to everyone who has listened to the podcast in 2022!
The Biggest Blowout in NBA History
Friday, December 2, 2022
This week, Drew reacts to what happened in college basketball over the past week. Then, he goes over and watches some of the biggest blowout in NBA history that occurred a year ago today. Watch along with Drew here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu8Z6RS4lxY