The Frieze Lecture Series is a 20-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. This year's theme is the legacy of the Reformation in this its 500th anniversary year.
All four lectures are from 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 24 and 31 and Nov. 7 and 14, in the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th St., Community Room. Free coffee, cookies and conversation are offered after each lecture.
Oct. 24: Dr. Jason Mahn, associate professor of religion at Augustana, "The Legacy of the Reformation "
Oct. 31: Dr. Carolyn Yaschur, assistant professor of communication studies:, "The Reformation of Communications, Journalism, and Information Access"
Nov. 7, Dr. Josh Dyer, assistant professor of physics:, "The Reformation and Its Impact on Science and Technology"
Nov. 14: Dr. Hyeong-Gyu Choi, assistant professor of business administration, "The Reformation of Privacy"
About the series
The Frieze Lecture Series is named for the 1903 library's frieze, an architectural feature which goes all the way around the top of the building and is engraved with the names of writers. The authors carved into the sandstone are Homer, Longfellow, Emerson, Virgil, Hugo, Shakespeare, Goethe, Burns, Dante, Hawthorne, Esaias Tegner and George Bancroft.
The late Ruth Evelyn Katz, a library board member, created the series as part of the library's 125th anniversary.
Lectures from previous years are available on the Augustana Frieze Lecture channel.
For more information about the series, call 309-732-7323.