The Clayton State Library is pleased to announce that in March 2017, we are hosting an installation of Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, a traveling exhibit developed and produced by the Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine.
In addition to displaying the physical exhibit, the Library will host a minimum of six faculty lectures, one for each week of the display. The exhibit is multidisciplinary so there are opportunities for faculty from nearly every department to participate. There are connections to philosophy, medicine, ethics, literature, social justice, history, zoology, botany and more.
If you are interested in participating in programming for Harry Potter's World, fill out the following planning survey by Friday, January 27th. https://claytonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3m8v69nW4vKh2ct
For more information about presenting or incorporating the content of the exhibit into your coursework, please email Erin Nagel at ErinNagel@clayton.edu.
Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the world of Harry Potter and its roots in Renaissance magic, science, and medicine. In 1997, British author J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine.
See the exhibit here: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/