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Yale University Library Program of Public Events 2008-09

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.

Lectures
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:
http://www.library.yale.edu/librarynews/allexhibitions.html

July -November:
The Silk Road

August-September:
Library Staff Association Art Show

October-December:
Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday

September-November:
Noah Webster: Patriot & Intellectual

December-February:
Arabic Movie Posters

January-March:
Korean Calligraphy

March–May:
Instructions from the Archives

April–June:
Ketubah Art: A Study in Jewish diversity

May–August:
Class of 1959 Books

Other Events

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

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