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The Preyer Lecture Series, with Seb Falk

The Queens University of Charlotte History Department would like to welcome you to our annual Preyer Lecture, in its modified, virtual format!

The Preyer Lecture was established several years ago to bring distinguished scholars to our campus. It was endowed by a former member of our history department who passed away some years ago. Each year the event brings to campus a scholar of national or international renown.  Given current events, this year, as we did last year, we are adapting the lecture to a series of three online talks by active scholars. 

Dr. Seb Falk will be giving our first of the three lectures. He teaches in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge. He has held fellowships at Girton College, Cambridge, and the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In 2016 he was named a BBC New Generation Thinker. His first book, The Light Ages (2020), is a study of late-medieval European astronomy, told through the biography of an English monk, and his Preyer Lecture will follow that story. It was a Book of the Year 2020 in The Times and several other newspapers, and has been shortlisted for the Hughes Prize awarded by the British Society for the History of Science.

Dial-In Information

Please use the RingCentral link to access the lecture, which will be in a webinar format. Feel free to use the chat function for the Q&A which will follow the talk!

Monday, September 20 at 7:15pm to 8:30pm

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students





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