The Center for Medieval and Renaissance studies will host a public lecture by Carole Hillenbrand, Ph.D., at 3:15 Friday, Dec. 6, in room 142 of Adorjan Hall. She will present "Constantinople: The Medieval Muslim Perspective."
Hillenbrand was the head of the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh until 2008 and has published numerous books, including The Waning of the Umayyad Caliphate (1989), A Muslim Principality in Crusader Times: The Artuqid State (1990) and Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert (2007).
Her groundbreaking book, The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives (1999), was awarded the King Faisal International Prize in Islamic Studies. She was the first non-Muslim ever to receive this honor.
Hillenbrand is a fellow of the British Academy, and in 2009, she received the Order of the British Empire for Services to Higher Education.