Gallery Lecture Series

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Speakers selected for their contributions to the fall Haricombe Gallery exhibition, KU 150: Celebrating 150 years of leadership, scholarship and tradition at the University of Kansas, have been announced by the KU Libraries. The Gallery Lecture Series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on the range of topics showcased each semester in the Haricombe Gallery. The fall 2015 series features two eminent KU scholars:

Beth Bailey, Foundation Distinguished Professor, Department of History

Wednesday, October 7 | 3:30-5:00 p.m. | Watson 3 West

Finding "Sex in the Heartland"

Beth Bailey, Foundation Distinguished Professor for the Department of History, will discuss her research on 20th century sexuality and answer questions such as these: the story of Lawrence’s sexual revolution may be intrinsically interesting to those of us who live here—but why should anyone else care? Why write about a small college town in the middle of the country? And how does one “find” sex?


Michelle Heffner Hayes, Professor, Department of Dance

Thursday, November 12 | 3:30-5:00 p.m. | Watson 3 West

Flamenco on the Global Stage: Historical, Critical and Theoretical Perspectives

Michelle Heffner Hayes, professor in the Dept. of Dance, will discuss her new book of essays on flamenco scholarship contributed by internationally known flamenco historians, critics, and cultural theorists who have illuminated some of the dark corners in flamenco’s history and address some of the stereotypes that exist in flamenco studies.

The lectures are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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