If you are looking for some excellent reading, you could hardly do better than to peruse the list of books to be discussed at Washington and Lee’s Science, Society, and the Arts event on Friday 17 March. The SSA conference kicks off the day before, on Thursday 16 March.
Each of these provocative books will be the focus of a discussion led by a panel of students and faculty. For a complete schedule of these discussions, with a list of books and the locations of the sessions, see this Colloquia page . All of these books are part of the W&L library collection, but most of them currently are checked out, which probably is a good sign.
These Colloquia sessions are only part of the two days of performances and presentations which make up the multidisciplinary SSA program. Here is a full description of the festivities, which includes Friday’s poster session in Leyburn Library.
Several of the books to be discussed are relatively new publications, with five published in 2016. But what is the oldest book we will consider? The answer is Martin Luther King’s Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, which was published 50 years ago this year. W&L readers can view this advertisement for the book from the 12 July 1967 New York Times.