The Smithsonian Institution Libraries' 2002 Dibner Library Lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at 5:00 p.m. in the Carmichael Auditorium of the National Museum of American History, Behring Center (located on 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C.). This year's guest speaker is intellectual historian Dr. Anthony Grafton, renowned for his lucid and entertaining accounts of the lives and scholarly pursuits of Renaissance era literati. Dr. Grafton will speak at the Smithsonian Libraries on 'Technica Curiosa: Engineering and Magic in Early Modern Europe.'
Begun in 1992, the Dibner Library Lecture is held annually and features
a distinguished scholar, who has made significant contributions to his
or her field of study. Previous lecturers include, among other notables:Owen Gingerich of the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Steven J. Dick of the U.S. Naval Observatory, and Katherine Park of Harvard University. Since 2000, the Dibner Library Lecture has become available in published form. The fully illustrated lectures are also posted online at: www.sil.si.edu/silpublications.
For further details about Dr.Grafton, please visit the website listed below.
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