Dr. Earle Havens: “History, Fantasy and Falsification”

On September 23, 2014, from 16:00 to 17:30, Dr Earle Havens (John Hopkins University) will give a lecture, “History, Fantasy, and Falsification: 2,500 years of Fakes, Lies and Forgeries” at Universiteit van Amsterdam (Singel 425, Belle van Zuylenzaal). In 2011, Johns Hopkins University acquired the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare books and manuscripts on the history of forgery in the West, some 1,700 items in all spanning the ancient world to the 20th century. In this lecture, Dr. Havens will discuss the phenomenon of forgery as an adjunct of historiography and literary production, as well as address particular highlights of this extraordinary gathering of scholarly materials from classical antiquity to the early decades of the 20th century. Read more here and reserve a spot via Dr. Matthijs Lok (UvA European Studies), m.m.lok@uva.nl.