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September 2014

Feather Wings, Leather Wings: Victorian Geology and the Moral Hierarchy of Deep Time

September 10, 2014, 3:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/106224940 Caitlin Silberman, Ph.D. candidate in art history, University of Wisconsin. Narratives in which membranous, leather-winged demons or dragons face off against feather-winged angels and heroes are hardly original to the Victorians. However, discoveries of fossil pterosaurs (flying reptiles) and Jurassic birds in the nineteenth century opened up new spaces for wings to perform their cultural work. In this presentation, Silberman argues that the cultural connotations attached to different types of wings conditioned the framing of flying creatures by early…

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November 2014

Against Sand and Sea: Strategies on Coastal Defense

November 5, 2014, 3:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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Dr. Joana Gaspar de Freitas, New University of Lisbon

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On the Origin of Vestiges: Science, Religion, and the Natural World in Early Victorian Scotland

November 19, 2014, 3:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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Angela Smith

Angela Smith, PhD candidate, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin

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April 2016

The Unknown Copernicus: Spies, Printers, Amazons, and Body-Snatchers in an Age of Astronomical Revolution

April 28, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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Fellows Lecture with Dr. Karl Galle

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October 2017

The Incorrigibles: Eugenics and Sterilization in a Juvenile Girl’s Reformatory

October 18, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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Fellows lecture with Dr. Ry Marcattilio-McCracken.

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