The Olin Book Talks series is part of the Cornell University Library’s “Chats in the Stacks” program. Olin Book Talks feature the latest in Cornell humanities and social science scholarship, as Cornell faculty members read from their recent publications and answer questions from their audience.
Spring 2015 Book Talks Schedule
February 5, 4:30 pm. Olin Library Room 107
Andy Mertha, Professor of Government. Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979. (Cornell University Press, March 2014).
Find in on the shelf in Kroch Library: DS554.58.C65 M47 2014
Mar 11, 4:30 pm. Olin Library Room 107
Barry Strauss, Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies in the departments of History and Classics. The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination (Simon & Schuster, March 3, 2015)
Not yet published, but soon to find a home in Olin Library
Mar 25, 4:30 pm. Olin Library Room 107
Alejandro Madrid, Professor of Music. Danzón: Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance (Oxford University Press, November 2013)
Winner of the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor Béla Bartók Award for outstanding ethnomusicology book.
Find it on the shelf in the Cox Library of Music (Lincoln Hall): ML3400 .M33 2013
April 21, 4:30 pm. Olin Library Room 107
Dan Schwarz, Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English Literature, Department of English. Reading the European Novel to 1900: a Critical Study of Major Fiction from Cervantes' Don Quixote to Zola's Germinal (Wiley Blackwell, October 2014).
Find it on the shelf at Olin Library: PN3491 .S38 2015
Fall 2014 Book Talks Schedule
October 22, 4:30pm. Olin Library Room 107
Rachel Weil, A Plague of Informers: Conspiracy and Political Trust in William III's England (Yale University Press, Jan. 2014)
November 5, 4:30pm. Olin Library Room 107
Cynthia Robinson, Imagining the Passion in a Multiconfessional Castile: The Virgin, Christ, Devotions, and Images in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries (Penn State University Press, 2013)
November 19, 4:30pm. Olin Library Room 107
Camille Robcis, The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis and the Family in France (Cornell University Press, 2013; winner of the 2013 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize)
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