Exhibit Reception, March 22, “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”

On March 22, from 6:00-8:00PM, the Rev. Dr. M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College will speak at a reception for the Heritage Room exhibit titled “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection.”   Father Ucerler will speak on the topic of “Early Modern Jesuits in East Asia & Global Networks of Knowledge.”  He will discuss Jesuit missions in Japan and China, printing in Europe and Asia, cartography, and letter writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a principal conduit of information and its influence on major European printing houses.  The reception is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, The University of Scranton Jesuit Center, the Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities and the Schemel Forum. For more information contact Special Collections Librarian/Professor Michael Knies at Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu or 570-941-6341