William L. Clements Library

Exhibits:

To be announced.

Section Break

Events:

Due to the Clements Library’s renovation, the Clements Library 2014 Events and Lecture series will be held at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Room 100.

All lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Please email clementsevents@umich.edu or phone 734-647-0864.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
4:00 p.m.

"The Components of Reputation: Searching for a Bicentennial Narrative for the University of Michigan"

Francis X. Blouin, Jr.
Professor of History, Professor in the School of Information, Chair of the University of Michigan's Bicentennial Advisory Committee

The University of Michigan was transformed in the late nineteenth century. Scholars at a handful of universities that would include the UM systematically reconsidered the relative importance of science and religion to how we understand the world around us. This discussion broadened the idea of and the application of science beyond an interest in natural phenomena. Out of these discussions came the very idea of the modern research university that persists today.