Throughout the year, the Bell Library sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of special events: lectures, conferences, performances, receptions, and other cultural activities. Check this page regularly for new links and listings! And don't forget to investigate our Exhibits and Annual Lecture pages, too.

Upcoming Events

Celebrating Venice:  At the Center

This special series offers a variety of events throughout fall semester 2016.  In addition to our exhibit, The Bembos of Venice, we are offering 4 free public lectures and a special concert by the early music group ¡Sacabuche! .

  • 4 October 2016:  Elizabeth Ross, University of Florida:  "Mapping Muslim Jerusalem in Late Medieval German Pilgrimage"
  • 20 October 2016: Kathryn L. Reyerson, University of MInnesota:  "The Fiftheenth-Century Mediterranean:  Trade in a Transitional Time"
  • 27 October 2016: Daniel K. Gullo, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library: "A Knight of the Italian Renaissance: Pietro Bembo and the Order of Malta"
  • 1 December 2016:  Francesca Bortoletti, University of Minnesota:  "Visualizing Sanudo's Diarii.  The Multimedia Festival in Renaissance Venice"


  • 13 November 2016:  ¡Sacabuche! performs Venetia 1500 featuring tenor Aaron Sheehan and Professors Ann Waltner and John Watkins, University of Minnesota.  Tickets are $20.


Beyond the Scientific Revolution:  Thinking globally about early modern science.  A Symposium

Friday, October 21, 2016    Humphrey School, Room 50B     9 am to 5 pm





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