Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Serendipity in the Archives

October is American Archives Month. Join us next Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 PM in the Learning Commons Presentation Room (Warren Hunting Smith Library, 1st floor) for a talk by Michael Tinkler, Associate Professor of Art. Professor Tinkler will talk about "Serendipity in the Archives" -- how an archives visit to answer a simple question of fact turned into a research project, an article, and a new field of interest. Tinkler, a medievalist, while preparing to give a tour of Hobart's St. John's Chapel on behalf of the Geneva Historical Society, ended up learning much more about Gothic Revival than he ever expected - and is working on it still!

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