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Rock Island Public Library Programs Look At Global Crises, Past and Present

October 17th, 2020

The 23rd annual Frieze Lecture Series for the Rock Island Public Library takes a deeper look at our reaction to global crises, past and present, in a two-part series presented by Augustana College professors with expertise in history and public health. Free and open to the public, the 2020 Frieze Lectures are offered online at 2:00 pm on two Tuesdays in October 20 and 27. The 2020 series topics include: Tuesday, Oct 20: Why We Forgot the 1918 Flu: A Historian Looks at a Century of Pandemics. Dr. Lendol Calder, professor of history at Augustana College, will consider the global influenza pandemic... Read More

Rock Island Frieze Lectures To Focus on Old, New Pandemics

October 15th, 2020

Given that 2020 is certainly a year for the history books, it’s no surprise that the 23rd annual Frieze Lecture Series for the Rock Island Public Library takes a deeper look at our reaction to global pandemics, past and present. The free, two-part series will be presented by Augustana College professors with expertise in history and public health. The following lectures will be offered online at 2 p.m. on two Tuesdays, Oct. 20 and 27 – Tuesday, Oct 20: Why We Forgot the 1918 Flu: A Historian Looks at a Century of Pandemics. Dr. Lendol Calder, professor of history at Augustana College,... Read More

Rock Island History Comes To Life At RI Public Library

October 25th, 2016

Rock Islanders were busy founding a new City in 1841, but that wasn’t the only notable event of that year. The 2016 Frieze Lecture Series discussion theme celebrates “1841: The Year That Rock Island Began.” The lecture series began last week and continues this week and beyond with free events at the main library. The series continues with Dr. Meg Kunde, speaking Oct. 25 on “The Longest Inaugural Address in History,” Dr. Kelly Daniels, speaking Nov. 1 on “A Punch of Literary Humor,” and Dr. William Hammer, speaking Nov. 8 on “The Dawn of Antarctic... Read More

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