FAU Hosts ‘Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine,’ a Series of Exhibitions and Lectures
Presentations Focus on Science, Rare books from 1400 to 1750
Atlantic University Libraries
will host “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance,
Science, Magic and Medicine,” a traveling exhibition
from the National Library of Medicine, National
Institutes of Health; a rare books exhibition from
the library’s Special Collections; and three scholarly
lectures by university faculty and a presentation by
a modern artist/alchemist.
WHEN: Exhibition runs from Monday, March 22 through
Friday, April 30
Lobby and fifth floor
777 Glades Road
FAU Boca Raton campus
COST: Exhibition and lectures are free and open to the public
CONTACT: To arrange a group tour or for more information,
contact Ellen Randolph, rare books librarian, at
561-297-3594 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
“Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic and Medicine,”a series of exhibitions and lectures, will examine the early development of experimental science and the movement from traditional interpretation to rational observation. British author J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter in 1997 and a literary phenomenon was born. Although a fantasy story, the Harry Potter books are partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology and natural philosophy.
The exhibition can be viewed during library hours, which can be found at www.library.fau.edu/geninfo/hours.htm?boca or by calling 561-297-3770. The rare books exhibition can be viewed Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.. The lectures will be on Tuesday, March 23, Thursday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 14 at 2 p.m.; and on Friday, April 16 at 7 p.m..
About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .