Bell Library Special EventsThroughout 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.
Annual James Ford Bell Lecture
September 24, 2015
The Legacy of Matteo Ricci: A Jesuit Humanist's Encounter with Ming China
120 Andersen Library, U of MN Twin Cities, West Bank Campus; time to be determined
M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J. is the Director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History and Associate Professor of East Asian studies at the University of San Francisco. He is also a Visiting Fellow of East Asian Studies at Campion Hall, at the University of Oxford. He teaches courses in both early modern Japanese and global history, including topics in East Asian and European thought. His main research and teaching interests include Japanese samurai history, the era of European maritime empires and expansion into Asia (1450-1750), and the early history of Christianity in Japan and China. He is especially interested in the early books, maps, and artwork that were produced as a result of this encounter between East and West.
Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History
September 24, 2015 at the James Ford Bell Library. Details to come.
Annual Bell Library Open House
Friday, December 11, 2015; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Library
The Annual Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture in Communication Technologies
Professor Carmela Vircillo Franklin, Columbia University
Damnatio Memoriae: A Lost 'Book of the Popes' from the Twelfth Century
April 23, 2015; 120 Andersen Library
This Center for Medieval Studies Event is co-sponsored by the James Ford Bell Library. Professor Aris, a member of the faculties of Chemical Engineering and Classics, was a long-time supporter of the Bell Library and a member of the Associates board.
Of interest around town
Minneapolis Institute of Arts:
The Infinite World: Chinese Figure Painting of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (14th-19th Centuries)
The Hours of Night and Day. A Newly Discovered Cycle of Bronze Reliefs by Giovanni Casini and Pietro Cipriani
The Rose Ensemble