25th Annual Mason Library Lectures: The Islamic Book from Paper to Calligraphy
Mason Library Lecture on April 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM in Centennial Hall in the Alumni Center at Keene State College. The Mason Library Lecture is now in its 25th year, bringing scholars to campus whose works or publications have contributed significantly to the disciplines in which they specialize. The lecture series seeks to provide students with learning opportunities outside the classroom and to contribute to the academic life of the campus community.
Art historians Jonathan Bloom and Shelia Blair, professors of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College, will collaborate on a joint presentation. Dr. Bloom will speak on the history of paper and how the Islamic lands were responsible for the transfer of papermaking technology from China to Europe; Dr. Blair will discuss the art of writing in Islam and how calligraphy has played such an important role in Islamic civilization.
This event is free and open to the public and will take place Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM in Centennial Hall in the Alumni Center at Keene State College. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, or to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Cheryl Spangler at 603-358-2723.