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The John J. Burns Library at Boston College holds a number of books with wooden covers. One example is the jeweled binding of a Bulgarian manuscript, titled Istorii︠a︡ slavi︠a︡nobŭlgarska. The cover is French Walnut wood, has sixteen faceted, deep red-colored … Continue reading
Boston College “alumnus” Jack Ryan, a character created by the late best-selling author Tom Clancy, returns to the screen as the title hero of the new Amazon Prime series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” Ryan, a CIA analyst, is played by … Continue reading
The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College has acquired a rich trove of Coptic textiles, and an extensive library of accompanying volumes, from collectors Donald and Barbara Tellalian of Newton, Mass. The Tellalian Collection—which comprises thirty-four Late Antique/Coptic textiles … Continue reading
Noted activist Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the women-led peace group Code Pink and the human rights advocacy group Global Exchange, will hold a discussion on her latest book, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection, on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in … Continue reading
Alumnus Bill Plunkert, a former CIA agent featured in the book The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal (Penguin Random House, 2015) by Pulitzer Prize winner David E. Hoffman, will give a talk Apr. 20 … Continue reading
At a book launch Nov. 11 for Linsey McGoey’s No Such Thing as a Free Gift, BC Law School Professor Ray Madoff will engage in conversation with the author, as well as Alicia Yamin of Harvard University and Nicole Aschoff Jacobin magazine. The book … Continue reading
Due to the weather, the talk by Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink scheduled for Jan. 28 has been postponed. Stay tuned to BC Humanities Series website for updates.