Denis Diderot Tercentennial Celebration
Archives and Special Collections is celebrating the 300th anniversary of Diderot's birth. Here's the schedule:
1 p.m. “High above this vast labyrinth”: the ‘Encyclopédie’ at a glance. An illustrated talk by Glynis Ridley, professor and chair, English, Collaborative Learning Center, Room 117A.
2 p.m. Coffee and birthday cake, lower level lobby adjoining Kain and Pennington Galleries.
3 p.m. ‘Encyclopédie’: a colloquium, Collaborative Learning Center, Room 117A:
“The Swiss influence and contributions to ‘Encyclopédie’,” Bonnibeth Beale Fonseca-Greber, assistant professor, French. “Chasing the Troubadours in the ‘Encyclopédie’,” Wendy Pfeffer, professor, French. “Friendship, the ‘Encyclopédie’ and Diderot,” Wendy Carson Yoder, assistant professor, French. “Mechanical computation in Diderot’s day,” Jake Wildstrom, assistant professor, mathematics.