Join us for a special behind-the-scenes exclusive visit with rare and unique items personally selected by staff from the Booth Family Center for Special Collections. This narrated tour of some of the library's collection will span centuries and include material from the University Archives, and the Art, Manuscripts, and Rare Books Units. This is your opportunity to engage and interact with some of the treasures found in Special Collections and to meet Keith Gorman, the new Director of the Booth Family Center for Special Collections.
The 2019 Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture will feature award-winning author George Saunders who will discuss the intersectionality between Catholicsm, Buddhism and writing as well as his 2017 book, Lincoln in the Bardo. Copies of Lincoln in the Bardo will be available for purchase at the end of the event.
The 2019 Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder Memorial Lecture features James Carroll, award-winning author and Georgetown University alumn. His lecture is entitled "Jesus, Jews, & Jihad: the Misremembered Christ & the Sick Soul of the West."