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Lecture series begins Oct. 5 with ‘Made in the Americas’

​UD alumnus Dennis Carr will speak Oct. 5 in a series on Spain's early global engagement.

A series of three lectures exploring Spain’s early global engagement will be held this fall at the University of Delaware, beginning with an Oct. 5 talk by the curator of the exhibition “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia” on view at Winterthur Museum.

That initial talk by curator Dennis Carr, a UD alumnus who received a master’s degree in 1999, is the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Track Ph.D. Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Art History.

In conjunction with that lecture and the exhibition, the Latin American and Iberian Studies Program has organized the other lectures in the series, examining Spain’s early international engagement in the fields of trade, art, material culture and literature.

The lectures are:

Carr will speak at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in 004 Kirkbride Lecture Hall, following a 4:45 p.m. reception in 203 Munroe Hall. A graduate of UD’s Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, he is the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The second lecture in the series will be given by Carla Rahn Philips at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, in 204 Kirkbride. Philips, who is professor emerita of history at University of Minnesota, will discuss "Expanding Horizons in the Spanish World."

The final lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, in 204 Kirkbride. Ricardo Padron, associate professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia, will speak on "Remapping China: Escalante, Mendoza, and the Global Cartography of the Spanish Pacific."

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Center for Global and Area Studies website.

Article by UDaily staff September 22, 2016

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