Lynn Hunt, Eugen Weber Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, will present the 16th Lewis Walpole Library Lecture on Friday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. Professor Hunt will speak on "Visualizing Religious Difference: Picart's Religious Ceremonies and Customs of All the Peoples of the World (1723-1737)."
The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street. Please note that seating is limited. A reception will follow in the Library Court.
The Lewis Walpole Library is a research library for eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include significant holdings of eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, prints, drawings and paintings, as well as important examples of the decorative arts. Housed in an historic frame house in Farmington and given to Yale by Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis and Annie Burr Lewis, the Lewis Walpole Library is a department of Yale University Library, open to researchers by appointment.