History Lecture: Burned and Buried
September 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

Burned and Buried: The Sordid History of Books. As long as people have been putting ideas down on a physical, tangible medium, others have been intent on the utter destruction of them. Occasionally the authors of these works are eliminated along with their ideas. Come learn about the origins of the written word and how far back its destruction goes, from the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean to China to the Empires of the New World. Discover the sordid history of books in all their many forms. Lecture by historian A. M. Lauren Hammersen. Free.

Please note: This lecture contains content not suitable for young children.