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REF NO.: 209

SUBJECT: Professor of history of the book delivers Memorial’s George Story Lecture

DATE: April 27

Dr. James P. Carley will deliver the 2016 George Story lecture on Friday, April 29.

The free lecture, titled “’other casualties unto which all things in this mortall life are subject’: The Foundation of Lambeth Palace Library and its Subsequent Adventures” explains the story behind one of the world’s greatest libraries.

Dr. Carley is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an emeritus distinguished research professor at York University, an associate fellow at Toronto’s Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, an honorary research fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and professor of the history of the book, University of Kent.

The late Dr. George Story (1927-94) was one of Newfoundland’s most distinguished scholars and teachers, whose scholarship ranged from Erasmus and Lancelot Andrewes, through Christmas mummering in Newfoundland, to the lexicography that resulted in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English. To commemorate and honour Dr. Story’s contribution to research and scholarship, Memorial University endowed an annual George H. Story Lecture in Humanities, which reflect the range and variety of Dr. Story’s intellectual interests.

The free lecture will take place Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m. in room A-1046 of the Arts and Administration building on Memorial’s St. John’s Campus. All are welcome and free parking is available in lot 15B.

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For more information, please contact Janet Harron, communications co-ordinator, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, at or call 709-864-8292.


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