James Ford Bell Library

Bell Library Special Events

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

Annual James Ford Bell Lecture

Dr. M. Antoni UcerlerDr. M. Antoni Ucerler

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

Recent Events

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.

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