LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One man spent four years illustrating the Bible. Another is an authority on mythological themes in Western masterpieces. The third studies ethnic identity in archaeology.
Three scholars-in-residence in a University of Louisville liberal studies program will discuss their diverse interests in public talks this fall. The free lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in Speed Art Museum auditorium.
The program at U of L is intended to enhance interdisciplinary studies. The C.E. and S. Foundation funded the five-year initiative, which permits the College of Arts and Sciences departments to bring in scholars who have been instrumental in combining disciplines or creating new fields of study.
- Sept. 20, “Life and Death in Ancient Iberia: The Roots of Ethnic Identity.” The speaker will be University of Lisbon professor Joao Senna-Martinez, an archaeologist and historian who has researched the Neolithic to Late Bronze Age of central Portugal and the Late Stone Age and Early Iron Age in Mozambique. He is teaching an anthropology course this semester.
- Oct. 18, “The Immortal Orpheus.” The lecturer will be Ohio State University professor emeritus Robert Lenardon, who examines classical myths as themes in art forms such as music, film and literature. The classicist’s work this semester is in a humanities course.
- Nov. 15, “Demons and Angels: Illustrating the King James Bible.” Artist-writer Barry Moser’s four-year project of more than 200 engravings is his most famous, but his artwork also graces copies of classics including “The Odyssey,” “Moby Dick” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” He is teaching in the fine arts department this fall.
For more information, call Janna Tajibaeva or John Hale at (502) 852-2247.