Dr. Albrecht Classen, Distinguished Professor of German Studies and Medieval scholar at the University of Arizona, will be presenting the Arizona Humanities Council sponsored program, The Architectural History of the University of Arizona Campus, on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Since the University of Arizona was founded in 1895, it has grown to almost 400 acres. Dr. Classen will bring the U of A’s architectural history to life with his interesting and fascinating presentation about some of the most important buildings constructed during the last 130 years!
Dr. Albrecht Classen is University Distinguished Professor and Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of German Studies. Dr. Albrecht Classen was born near Bad Hersfeld in Northern Hesse. He studied at the universities of Marburg, Erlangen (Germany), Millersville, PA (USA), Oxford (Great Britain), Salamanca (Spain), Urbino (Italy), and Charlottesville, VA (USA). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1986. He has a broad range of research interests covering the history of medieval and early modern German and European literature and culture from about 800 to 1800.
In 2012 he received the Award of the “Outstanding Academic Title” for his Handbook of Medieval Studies (2010) by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (selection from 7,263 titles reviewed and 25,000 submitted)