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Library Lecture Series welcomes distinguished art historian

Friday, February 21, 2014

The University of Kansas Libraries will host Distinguished Professor of Art History Anne Hedeman at the February 27th installment of the Libraries Lecture Series. The ongoing series, which will be held at 10 am on the third floor of Watson Library this Thursday, highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on an expansive range of topics across campus.

Medieval art scholar Anne Hedeman has conducted research internationally in addition to her work at KU, including membership as part of a laboratory of scholars at the University of Paris. In 2011, she was the recipient of a renowned fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her book in progress, Visual Translation and the First French Humanists, examines the dynamic between text and image in illuminated manuscripts created in late medieval France.

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

The spring 2014 series features eminent KU scholars. Upcoming installments will include Tim Miller and Lua Kamal Yuille, who are scheduled to speak at 10 am on the dates listed below.

Professor of Religious Studies Timothy Miller – March 12
Watson Three West

Religious historian Timothy Miller has been recognized as a distinguished scholar by the Communal Studies Association. The primary focus of his research pertains to the history and practices of intentional communities as well as new and alternative religious movements in the United States. Dr. Miller is also the ongoing coordinator for the Religion in Kansas Oral History Project.

Associate Professor of Law Lua Kámal Yuille – April 3
Watson Three West

Prior to joining KU Law faculty in 2013, Lua Yuille was a William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin School of Law. She received her degree at Columbia University, where she was one of two undergraduates selected for the Advanced Interdisciplinary Legal Education program. Her primary areas of research and teaching include immigration law and property theory. This event coincides with the upcoming Library Gallery exhibition “Lasting Impact: Brown v. the Board of Education.”

Sarah Goodwin Thiel, head of KU Libraries’ Center for Community & Affiliate Initiatives, explained that the new speaker series contributes to the campus culture of engaged scholarship by exploring the use of the libraries’ vast collections in internationally recognized research done by the KU community. “We are confident that the new series will serve to raise the profile of interdisciplinary scholarship within and beyond the university,” said Thiel.

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