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A collection of recordings from talks and presentations by visiting speakers and faculty, held at Lehigh University. Library and Technology Services hosts a number of events each academic year, many sponsored by the Friends of the Lehigh University Libraries. Visit the Lehigh University Calendar for upcoming LTS events

From Imaginary to Reality: A Conversation with writer, bibliographer, anthologist, librarian, and collector Alberto Manguel | June 15, 2021

Manguel, whose indispensable The Dictionary of Imaginary Places inspired the current Lehigh Libraries Special Collections exhibit Visit Imaginary Places!, shares his experience researching the world literature he surveys in this catalog of fantastical settings.

In Lehigh’s Special Collections exhibit, intrepid literary travelers have the opportunity to see “utopias, Atlantis, Lilliput, Camelot, Wonderland, and more” - all with no passport required! These imaginary places are available for discovery in this exhibit and in Lehigh’s Special Collections.

Read more about Mr. Manguel on LTS News.

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A Reading and Conversation with Lauren K. Alleyne | April 28, 2021

Lauren K. Alleyne reads from her latest poetry collection Honeyfish and talks about her experiences as the Assistant Director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center.

Alleyne’s work is a poetics of witness: her poems are lyric and narrative movements toward clarity of vision. With careful attention, her poems reveal the connections between individuals and histories, bodies and spaces, emotions and actions. Within these connections, Alleyne also uncovers blank space: the things we are asked to ignore or do not allow ourselves to see. Addressing violence and loss, Alleyne exposes social injustices and the veiled power structures that perpetuate them.

Read more about Ms. Alleyne on LTS News.

A Conversation with Osagie K. Obasogie on Bioethics, Race, and Health | April 5, 2021

From COVID-19 to recurring acts of police violence, issues of ethics, race, and health shape how we live our lives, how we understand our world, and how we treat one another. Join us for a conversation on these topics with Dr. Osagie K. Obasogie, Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics at the University of California, Berkeley, Joint Medical Program and School of Public Health.

Read more about Dr. Obasogie on LTS News.