Ellen McClure and History’s Mysteries

On April 13, Associate Professor Ellen McClure will give a public lecture about the famous playwright Moliere and a case of royal blackmail in the court of King Louis XIV.  The Pope gets involved too.  The lecture is part of the Department of History's "History's Mysteries Series," a four-part series that uses a mystery to introduce the audiences not only to the historical past but to the methods historians use to understand that past.  McClure's talk begins with Moliere telling the King that the Pope himself had lifted a ban on his new scandalous play.  How would the King respond?

The talk is Friday, April 13, 2012, at 7 pm at UIC's Institute for the Humanities, 701 S. Morgan Street, Stevenson Hall, lower level.  Drinks at 6:30 and a reception to follow.  For more information, email: lindavp@uic.edu.