Henderson State University will host two public lectures by Dr. Elizabeth Evenden on March 13 and 14. Evenden is senior lecturer in English at Brunel University in Cambridge, England, and Marie Curie Fellow at Harvard University. She researches the history of printing and the dissemination of printed texts in England, Portugal and Spain during the period of the Reformation.
Evenden will present The Spanish Inquisition and the ‘Black Legend’: Why the English Hated Spain on March 13 from 5-6 p.m. A reception will follow. On March 14, Evenden’s lecture is entitled No Popery! It will focus on John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and anti-Catholic propaganda. The program starts at 5:15 p.m.
Both lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be in Reynolds Science Center, room 127, on the Henderson campus. They are sponsored by the Ellis College Margin of Excellence.