The new traveling exhibit, Harry Potter's World opens at Briggs Library on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings. For every Harry Potter fanatic, this exhibition explores the wizarding world, its roots in Renaissance science and the ethical questions which affected not only the wizards but historical thinkers featured in the series. The exhibit is open February 12 - March 24 and includes a public program on February 27 beginning at 7 p.m. in Briggs Library on the main floor.
The exhibit is open Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 – Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018.
In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the six-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power.
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