Event Details

Seminar Topics

  • The Fall of the Roman Empire and its Aftermath (300-600 AD)
  • The Rise of Islam and the Expansion of the Caliphate (600-900 AD)
  • The Empire of Charlemagne and the Vikings (750-1000 AD)
  • The Central Middle Ages: Knights, Priests, Peasants and Merchants (1000-1350 AD)
  • Marco Polo and Beyond: The European View of Asia
  • The Black Death and the Hundred Years' War: The Setting for Game of Thrones
  • Medieval Cuisine
  • Globalized Food in the Pre-Modern World: Spices and Sugar

Program Format

  • Participate in 90-min lecture and discussion with Prof. Paul Freedman
  • Sharpen your writing skills with a short essay
  • Test your presentation skills at the end of the program

* Those who achieve 100% attendance will each receive a certificate of completion, and the top 3 participants who distinguish themselves with their essays and presentations will receive certificates of excellence.


  • Flash Sale (by April 30): RMB 3,888
  • Early Bird (by May 31): RMB 5,888
  • Student Ticket: RMB 6,888
  • Standard Ticket: RMB 8,888

* The participation fee does not include accommodations or transportation.

All fees are non-refundable.




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+86 131 4697 5855

Ms. Yang

+86 135 8159 6913

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  • Paul Freedman (Chester D. Tripp Professor of History at Yale University)

    Paul Freedman

    Chester D. Tripp Professor of History at Yale University

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