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Public Program for "Harry Potter's World" Exhibition

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine
Image: Harry Potter's World letterhead with owl

Event Details

As part of the Harry Potter’s World traveling exhibition, Dr. Erika Tritle will present “Imitating the Image of God and Conquering the Stars: Magic, Alchemy and Religion in the Roots of Modern Science.” Dr. Tritle will discuss how Renaissance medicine, traditions and practitioners have influenced modern day science and culture, as well as how the Harry Potter series drew inspiration from that era.

Dr. Tritle is an SDSU professor with the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion. She has a background in Medieval Europe and the Renaissance. 

The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition and talk are appropriate for the middle school level and older. Harry Potter’s World and this program are sponsored by Briggs Library and Dr. David and Marcia Chicoine. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. See more about Harry Potter’s World at

Briggs Library is located at 1300 N. Campus Drive. Parking is available to the north of the library in Lot 164.

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Hilton M. Briggs Library , Main Floor