Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine in Harry Potter’s World

Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Event Details

The magic in J. K. Rowling’s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine in Harry Potter's World explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division from the National Library of Medicine. The exhibition will be held in the Southeast reading area on the third floor of the Central Library, in the Business/Sciences Department. The exhibition will be available during library hours.
Illustration of an apothecary lessonHieronymus Brunschwig, Liber de Arte Distillandi de Compositis, 1512CourtesyU.S. National Library of Medicine
Event Type(s): Health and Safety, STEAM stem
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens, Tweens (Age 8-12)
Business/Sciences Department
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