Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine will open in the Briscoe Library on October 11. The traveling exhibit, produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and coordinated by the American Library Association, uses materials from the historical collection of the National Library of Medicine to explore Harry Potter’s world and its roots in Renaissance traditions.
A series of programs and a local exhibit highlighting the resources of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library have been planned for October and early November. All events — with the exception of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Annual Dinner — will be held in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.
For information about the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Library Annual Dinner and Presentation, “Magic and Monsters in the Stacks: How Harry Potter Came to the National Library of Medicine,” and to purchase tickets, contact Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening Reception and Presentation
“Renaissance Science and the Quest for Immortality: Lessons from Albus Dumbledore, Nicolas Flamel, and Isaac Newton”
C. Mackenzie Brown, Ph.D.
Jennie Farris Railey King Professor in Religion, Trinity University
Monday, October 11, 2010 – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Lunchtime Presentation
“Potent Potions and Healing Herbs: Medicinal Practices of the Renaissance”
Charleen M. Moore, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Cellular & Structural Biology, UT Health Science Center
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 – 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Event for Children Young & Old
“A Little Muggle Magic: The Wisdom of Harry Potter for Families”
Patricia Thompson, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in History, UTSA
Saturday, October 23, 2010 – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Annual Dinner and Presentation
“Magic and Monsters in the Stacks: How Harry Potter Came to the National Library of Medicine”
Stephen J. Greenberg, M.S.L.S., Ph.D.
Coordinator of Public Services History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
Monday, November 1, 2010 – 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Doubletree Hotel
For Students Attending Science Expo
“Living Dangerously: Doctors Adrift in the Dark Ages”
Richard F. Ludueña, Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Professor Department of Biochemistry, UT Health Science Center
Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.