University As Collector
Universities gather knowledge and specialists, as well as historical artifacts. Using Harvard University’s extensive collections as a starting point, this conference will assemble its own group of specialists to explore the history and mission of universities through “university objects.” Each presenter will examine one exemplary holding at Harvard to consider the insights its presence offers into the world of knowledge. Speakers from a variety of Harvard communities will also address larger questions about universities as unique collecting institutions.
The conference has been organized by Julie A. Buckler and Yukio Lippit and the Academic Ventures program at the Radcliffe Institute:
- Julie A. Buckler, Director of the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
- Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
The event is free and open to the public.
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