Understanding Good Order and Chaos

goodorderandchaosThe Role of Books, Libraries and Jesuits in the Globalised Early Modern World

Dr Jeremy Clarke

6pm, Thursday 28 April 2016
Conference Room, National Library of Australia

Marco Ricci, the pioneering sixteenth-century Jesuit missionary to China, noted that books enabled people to understand the events of yesteryear. The Jesuits founded libraries throughout the world in a desire to share knowledge across cultures. Dr Jeremy Clarke will examine the role of books and libraries in the Jesuit world, and discuss some of the treasures on display at the Library.

This lecture series held in association with the exhibition Celestial Empire is supported by the ANU Australian Centre on China in the World.

Registration: http://www.nla.gov.au/node/8931