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Join us on February 23 at 5:30 p.m. for the opening of the William H. Hannon Library's spring 2022 exhibition, "Beneath the Banner of the Cross: The Global Vision of the Early Jesuits." 

This event is open to the public. All students, faculty, and staff (i.e. anyone with approved campus access) are welcome to attend to hear the presentations and explore the gallery. Several students will speak about their experience curating the exhibition. Fr. Michael Engh, S.J., chancellor of the university, and Amy Woodson-Boulton, professor of history at LMU, will provide context for the students' work.

About Our Speakers

Mike Engh, S.J. returned to LMU to serve as chancellor, effective October 1, 2020. Fr. Engh has served as the president of Santa Clara University as well as dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and professor of history here at LMU. A teacher and American historian, he published on the history of Los Angeles and the role of religion in the history of the American West.

Amy Woodson-Boulton is professor and past chair of the Department of History at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. A historian of Britain and Ireland, she works on cultural reactions to industrialization, including the history of museums and ideas about “primitive art” in anthropology and art history. She teaches modern British, European, and global courses that focus on imperial, cultural, public, and environmental history.

About the Exhibition

Using stunning original books and manuscripts from the William H. Hannon Library, the exhibition marks 400 years since the canonization of Jesuit founders St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xavier and explores the complex legacies of the order’s global mission. Students in professor Amy Woodson-Boulton’s fall 2021 course HIST 4910 ("Topics in Public History: Exhibiting Sainthood") had the opportunity to curate original objects from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries with the support of Cynthia Becht, head of the archives and special collections. Open to any major, HIST 4910 introduces students to the discipline and practice of public history. At museums, libraries, historic sites, in film and media, in art and memorials, in books and online, public historians engage broad audiences in complex and often controversial issues of history, memory, commemoration, and identity.  

About the William H. Hannon Library

The William H. Hannon Library fosters excellence in academic achievement through an array of distinctive services that enable learners to feed their curiosity, experience new worlds, develop their ideas, inform their decision-making, and inspire others. More information can be found at http://library.lmu.edu

For more information about this event, contact the library's Outreach & Engagement Department at library.outreach@lmu.edu.


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