Early Books Lecture Series XIX

The Early Books Lecture Series was established at the University of Arizona by Dr. Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor of German Studies. For nearly 20 years, University of Arizona scholars have invited the community to explore rare books, held by University Libraries Special Collections, that provide primary resource materials for research, and are open for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to access.

The lectures are free, open to the public, and held in the Special Collections Conference Room.

Tuesday, April 9

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Maria Dobozy, Professor Emerita, German and Medieval Studies, University of Utah

Dobozy will present "Sachsenspiegel, a German Lawbook and its Pictorial Tour of Medieval Society" to showcase two illustrated lawbooks in facsimile, the Heidelberg and the Dresden manuscripts, housed in Special Collections.

Tuesday, April 16

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Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor, Department of German Studies, College of Humanities, University of Arizona

Classen will present "The Discovery of the Peasants’ World in Late Medieval Art: Simon Bening" about the calendar book created by Flemish artist Simon Bening who offered new perspectives on the material world and in the rural world.

Tuesday, April 23

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Frederick Kiefer, University Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona
Thomas Willard, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Arizona

Kiefer and Willard will present "Shakespeare’s First Folio: How Print and Facsimile Have Preserved His Plays" about a single large volume of his work that was coordinated in 1616 by two members in Shakepeare's acting company after his death in 1614. 

April 16, 2024, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
April 23, 2024, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm