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Travelling Harry Potter Exhibit from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Posted by: Rosi
January 09, 2010, 04:55 AM

A press release from the University of Alabama at Birmingham announces a travelling exhibit to "[show] how Rowling delved into the writings of real 15th and 16th century physicians, scholars and scientists to fashion the basis of magic in the seven Potter books." Supplemented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham's collection of "rare, historical medical texts" and presented by the National Library of Medicine, the exhibit, "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine," will run from the 25th of January until 5th of March.

The exhibit explores Rowling's references to themes popular with Renaissance scholars as well as the author's nods to early scientists such as Paracelsus and Agrippa. Elizabeth Jane Furdell Ph.D., a professor of history at the University of North Florida, will deliver a presentation on "Magic Alchemy and Medicine in Harry Potter's World" on the 2nd of February at 4pm.

More information can be found here.

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12348 Points

YAY! But North Florida…;( What about central Florida?

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on January 09, 2010, 10:34 PM report to moderator
12348 Points

But I’m really happy for them! I LOVE HARRY POTTER

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on January 09, 2010, 10:35 PM report to moderator
1575 Points

I am happy for them. Jealous. But happy.

Posted by Spinner's End ^HISS^ (ITC) on January 10, 2010, 12:20 AM report to moderator
606 Points

very cool…would love to see it!

Posted by Dawna on January 10, 2010, 12:30 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

Wow that sounds really, really interesting!!! I want to go!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 10, 2010, 12:44 AM report to moderator
427 Points

So cool. I must try to go.

It’s UAB though, University of Alabama at Birmingham, not UA. They’re two different schools in two different cities. UAB’s a renowned medical school, so it makes sense they’d discuss this aspect of Potter.

Posted by Olivia on January 10, 2010, 03:35 AM report to moderator
545 Points

That is SO awesome!!!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on January 10, 2010, 03:56 AM report to moderator
3048 Points

What an interesting exhibition! I wish I was nearer. :(

Posted by Kirk on January 10, 2010, 04:36 AM report to moderator
23699 Points

Wow! That’s really nice!

Posted by Maxtina Potter (Aty) on January 10, 2010, 09:45 AM report to moderator
437 Points

That’s awesome! I may get to see it in April! :)

Posted by LadySidi on January 10, 2010, 10:16 AM report to moderator
1070 Points


461 Points

sounds intresting

Posted by LilLadySnape on January 10, 2010, 11:28 AM report to moderator
1420 Points

y oes it haft to keep movie k cant it just stay in chaigo like it was 2 moves ago

Posted by alicia00 on January 10, 2010, 12:37 PM report to moderator
217 Points

I would love it if it would come to Texas! Very interesting..

Posted by ravenclaw_girl42 on January 10, 2010, 12:44 PM report to moderator

Oh my God! I go to UAB! :D This makes me so proud. I can’t wait to go. UAB really is a great school, I think, apart from their medical component. I can’t believe they’re doing something HP-related… How freaking awesome.

Go Blazers! :)

Posted by musicrobot on January 10, 2010, 12:59 PM report to moderator
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