Spring 1999 Events
From Wednesday, April 14th, 1999, through Friday, April 16th, 1999, the Society for Ancient Languages was proud to host a visit by the eminent scholar, Professor Ian Wood, from Leeds University. Accompanied by his wife, Professor Wood was escorted by members of the UAH administration, the UAH History Department, and past and present officers of the Society as the Society showed off Huntsville, AL. Professor Wood presented 3 excellent lectures, one concerning the European Union's panel studying the ethnic origins of the European nations.
On Thursday evening Professor Wood presented his lecture entitled "What is a European? The Early Middle Ages in the Late Twentieth Century."
Friday morning Professor Wood gave his lecture entitled "Chains of Texts: The Lives of Missionary Saints."
The visit culminated in the Convivium, a banquet held Friday evening for society members and guests at Dr. Richard Gerberding's castle with Professor Wood and his wife as the Guests of Honor. The Society heard Professor Wood's 3rd lecture "Arthur: King or Plumber?" In addition, Dr. Gerberding presented his annual exhortation summarizing the past year's Societal events and triumphs, challenging the newest members to follow in the footsteps of prior successful members. And of course the enchanting a capella songs of Vox Angelica charmed all who were present.