Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies to Be Delivered by Harvard’s András Reidlmayer

Faculty member of Harvard’s Arts and Sciences Fine Arts Library will speak at UCLA on Jan. 16 on the role of archives and libraries in documenting the Balkan Wars.

The 2020 Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies will be delivered on Thursday, January 16 at UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center by András Riedlmayer, Bibilographer in Islamic Art and Architecture at Harvard University. A faculty member of Harvard’s Arts and Sciences Fine Arts Library, Riedlmayer will speak on “Destroying and Preserving Cultural Memory in Time of War: Archives and Libraries in the Balkan Wars of the 1990s.”

This event is presented by the UCLA Department of Information Studies and co-sponsored by colleagues across the UCLA campus including the Center for Near Eastern Studies; the Office of Interdisciplinary & Cross Campus Affairs; The Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA School of Law; The Re-thinking Justice Project; UCLA Arts Initiative; the Center for European & Russian Studies; the Center for Information as Evidence, and the Department of Anthropology.

The Kenneth Karmiole Lecture in Archival Studies was established in 2014 by the Los Angeles philanthropist and alumnus (’71, MLIS) of the UCLA Department of Information Studies (then known as the UCLA School of Library Service). Karmiole is founder and president of Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc., an antiquarian bookselling firm specializing in early printed books and located in Santa Monica.

Professor Riedlmayer’s lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Exploration Room of the Luskin Center. A reception at 6:30 p.m. will follow his talk.

Admission to this event is free of charge; however, seating is limited and an RSVP is required. Complimentary parking will be available in Parking Structure 8; permits can be obtained at the UCLA Parking Booth located at 550 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

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For additional information, contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations at 310-206-0375 or events@gseis.ucla.edu.

Above: Buildings destroyed during the 1992-95 civil war, Sarajevo, Bosnia. Courtesy of Shutterstock