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CANCELED – The Destruction of the Library of Alexandria

March 26, 2020 @ 6:15 pm EDT

WEBINAR (Central Pennsylvania)
State College, PA 16801 United States


Lecturer: Nancy Serwint

The lecture offers details of what is known of the famed Library of Alexandria. In addition to housing an incredible literary corpus, the library attracted some of the best minds of the ancient world, who not only were credited as serving as the librarian but who also conducted critical research – their contributions will be detailed. Serving as a repository for an exceptional quantity of written material, the loss of information in ancient Alexandria by the destruction of the library is cast in the light of the lamentable historical reality in the modern era of the destruction of libraries as a political tool to erase cultural memory.

Please note, this lecture has been CANCELED.

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Date:
March 26, 2020
Time:
6:15 pm EDT
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Contact

Ann Killebrew
Email:
aek11@psu.edu

Venue

WEBINAR (Central Pennsylvania)
State College, PA 16801 United States
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