From the MI Podcast: Medieval Vistion Quests with Dr. Ryan Szpiech (University of Michigan)

Author: Medieval Institute

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Check out the two most recent episodes of Meeting in the Middle Ages, the Medieval Institute's podcast!

In this two-part interview, our hosts Ben and Will sat down with Dr. Ryan Szpiech, associate professor of Spanish and director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan.

In Part 1, "Going on a Medieval Vision Quest," they discussed the hidden power of language, Dr. Szpiech's surprising path into the medieval world through neuroscience, and questing alone in rural Spain.

In Part 2, "Filming the Birth of the Spanish Language," they discussed parallel histories, the world of medieval Spain, and the creation of a documentary on the beginning of the Spanish language.

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