Marilynne Robinson: The Reformed Heritage
Renowned novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson will present a lecture, “The Reformed Heritage,” as part of Wellesley’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, and the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, Robinson has written compellingly about the Calvinist, or Reformed tradition in her celebrated trilogy Gilead (2004), Home (2008), and Lila (2014). In her essay collections The Death of Adam (1998) and The Givenness of Things (2015) she has applied Reformed theology as part of a powerful critique of contemporary American culture. In this year’s Elizabeth Luce More ’24 Lecture, she will give a new reading on the relevance of the Reformed heritage for today.
Apr 4, 4:30–6 PM
Mar 5, 7:30 PMA Story of Nerpa: Indigenous People and Baikal Seals in Eastern Siberia
Dr. Tatiana Nomokonova, research assistant at the University of Alberta, Canada, discusses the archaeology of Lake Baikal, a sacred area of Siberia and home to the world’s only wholly freshwater seal, the nerpa.Event Date:Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 7:30pm
Apr 4, 11:30 AM–12:30 PMArtist Talk Series: WebEx with Ann Parker
This series of five talks includes discussions between James Oles and adjunct exhibitors Claudia Joskowicz and Daniela Rivera, and various artists in the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey via Skype and in person.Event Date:Thursday, April 4, 2019 -11:30am to 12:30pm
Mar 7, 4:30 PM