Thursday, November 10, 2011
Dr. Patricia Clark, Westminster College associate professor of history, will present "Reading is a Recreation: South Africa's Cape Libraries Extension Association" at Faires Faculty Forum Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 11:40 a.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.
Clark will share her analysis of records from the Cape Libraries Extension Association, an organization that provided books to South Africa's African population in the 1950s, to examine how the implementation of apartheid in 1948 influenced what South Africans read.
Clark, who joined the faculty in 2004, earned an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and master's degrees and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.
Contact Clark at (724) 946-7248 or email for additional information.
Faculty Forum was established in 1990 by Dr. Barbara Faires, Westminster professor of mathematics emerita, during her term as Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Faculty members from all disciplines volunteer to present lectures on their current research, artistic productions, and/or scholarship of teaching and learning. Each forum presents new ideas with innovative lecture techniques.