Duke is celebrating Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th anniversary with a variety of activities, including a reading group, special lectures, and a day-long colloquium with external experts on Alexander von Humboldt and his contributions to natural history and natural philosophy.Â
Save These Dates!
1 October 2019, Lynn W. Day Lectureship given by Andrea Wulf, best-selling author of The Invention of Nature, 6:30-8pm, Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) on Dukeâ€™s West Campus. Parking in Bryan Center parking lot and deck. Lecture is free and open to the public.
1-2 November 2019, Celebratory Colloquium for Alexander von Humboldtâ€™s 250th at the Forest History Society, 2925 Academy Rd., just off Dukeâ€™s west campus.
For more information contact organizers: Daniel Richter and Zackary Johnson, Nicholas School of the Environment; Steven Anderson and James Lewis at (919) 682-9319, Forest History Society; or visit: https://nicholas.duke.edu/about/events/save-dates-duke-celebrates-alexander-von-humboldts-250th.
Sponsored by Bass Connections at Duke University, Forest History Society, Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory, Dukeâ€™s Nicholas School of the Environment, Dukeâ€™s Department of History, Franklin Humanities Institute, and National Humanities Center.