Heinrich Zollinger

Heinrich Zollinger, a Swiss geologist, was born March 22, 1818. Three years before his birth, in 1815, the volcano of Tambora on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa exploded catastrophically–the most cataclysmic volcanic eruption of the past 10,000 years. The...

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley, an English writer, was born Aug. 30, 1797. Christened Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, she grew up in an electrically exciting time; the battery was invented by Volta in 1800, and the electric nature of muscle contraction had been recently discovered by Galvani. The idea that life might be electrical…

“It’s Alive!” You’ve Seen the Movie, Now Let’s Consider the Book: Understanding Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Join Lisa Browar, President of the Linda Hall Library, and Jennifer Phegley, Professor and Associate Chair of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, for a discussion of Mary Shelley’s literary legacy.

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If you are unable to attend the lecture in person, you can watch a live broadcast from the Library’s Facebook page or via livestream.com.

Second Saturday Conversation: Coffee with the Curators

Join Benjamin Gross, VP for Research and Scholarship, and Eric Ward, VP for Public Programs, from 11:00 a.m. to Noon for a curators gallery talk on the new exhibition, It’s Alive Frankenstein at 200: The Science Behind the Story.