The Humanities Project Events for November 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Memorial Art Gallery
$15, reservations required

Includes morning coffee, symposium, lunch and concert. Please contact the MAG Education Department at (585) 276-8970 for more information and registration materials.

This one-day symposium, which will be held at the Memorial Art Gallery, brings together scholars from both within and beyond the University of Rochester in order to reconsider the role of images in art and contemporary visual culture. The symposium concludes with a performance of traditional Russian liturgical music and music derived from the traditional, by the Schola Cantorum (Eastman School of Music) in the Memorial Art Gallery's Fountain Court.

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Frontispiece from The Works of Virgil
Frontispiece from The Works of Virgil: Containing his Pastorals, Georgics, and Aeneis. Translated into English Verse; by Mr. Dryden. Adorn'd with a Hundred Sculptures. London : Jacob Tonson, 1697. Courtesy of Rare Books & Special Collections, University of Rochester.
Two Day Event
Thursday, November 13, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Restoring Dryden" will consist of a two–day series of events, November 13–14. On the first day, scholarly introductions to Dryden's operas will be accompanied by an evening concert and dramatic readings. The second day will feature a panel on new approaches to Dryden's poetry and drama; a discussion of Dryden's engagement with contemporary religion and politics; and a round–table considering his "translations" of Chaucer. An exhibit in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections (with loans from the Sibley Music Library) will display books and musical scores relating to Dryden and his period. Look for the Rare Books Department's online exhibit series, "The Book of the Month," which will display titles awaiting display in the physical exhibit. Later in the year, our digital archive will become available as well, featuring materials from the exhibit as well as essays and images relating to the conference as a whole.