Crusades, Classics, and the Latin East

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


To most people, the word “crusade” is unlikely to conjure up notions of learning and bookishness. And yet, those who participated in crusading expeditions and settled lands across the Levant and Eastern Mediterranean—collectively known as the Latin East—commissioned sumptuously decorated books of ancient works of literature. Despite the growing evidence, the crusader settlements of the Latin East have not been viewed as having had a meaningful part in important intellectual developments across western Europe that involved an engagement with a classical past. To challenge this narrative, this online symposium centres on engagements in and around the Latin East with “classics” in a broad sense and across a range of disciplines and languages, including Romance philology, Byzantine studies, and medieval Latin philology.
Period29 Jan 2021
Event typeSymposium
LocationOdense, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational