Yale University Library is pleased to announce its program of lectures, exhibitions, and public events for the 2008-09 academic year. Detailed information and updates/changes to the schedule will be available on the Library's web site: www.library.yale.edu/librarynews.
All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 128 Wall Street.
October: Ben Kiernan, A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History & Director of the MacMillan Center Genocide Studies Program, Yale University; author of Blood and Soil: Genocide in World History; October 29, 4:00 p.m.
November: Frank Prochaska, Lecturer & Senior Research Scholar, Yale University; author of The Eagle and the Crown: Americans and the British Monarchy; November 11, 4:00 p.m.
December: Alan Houston, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California San Diego; author of Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement; Lewis Walpole Series Lecture, December 8, 4:00 p.m.
December: Dale Martin, Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University; author of Sex and the Single Savior; December, date and time TBC.
January: Elizabeth Abbott, Research Associate in the Arts, Trinity College, University of Toronto; author of Sugar: A Bittersweet History, January 15, 4:00 p.m.
February: Glenda Gilmore, Peter V. & C. Vann Woodward Professor of History, Yale University; author of Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950, February, date and time TBC.
February: Frank Mitchell, author of African American Food Culture, February, date and time TBC.
March: Angus Trumble, Curator of Paintings & Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art; author of A Brief History of the Smile, March, date and time TBC.
April: Jennifer Finney Boylan, Professor of English, Colby College; author of She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders, April 16, 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitions in Sterling Memorial Library
For exhibitions across the Library visit:
The Silk Road
Library Staff Association Art Show
Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday
Noah Webster: Patriot & Intellectual
Arabic Movie Posters
Instructions from the Archives
Ketubah Art: A Study in Jewish diversity
Class of 1959 Books
Oxford English Dictionary 80th Anniversary Symposium: October 1, 4:30 p.m. (Details forthcoming)
Noah Webster 250th Birthday Celebrations: October 16 & 17
Library Open House Days: October 25 & May 30
Lewis Walpole Series Launch & Reception: December 5