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Past Flair Symposia

Ethical Challenges in Cultural Stewardship

April 4–6, 2019
Supported by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Fleur Cowles Endowment Fund.

Program (PDF)

Gabriel García Márquez: His Life and Legacy

October 28–30, 2015
Presented by the Harry Ransom Center and LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections on the occasion of the opening of the Gabriel García Márquez archive at the Ransom Center.

Flyer / Afiche del simposio (PDF)
Program / Horario del simposio (PDF)

Please note: Consuelo Gaitán, Director of the Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, additionally delivered welcoming remarks on October 28; Julianne Gilland, Director of the Benson Latin American Collection, delivered welcoming remarks in place of Charles R. Hale on October 29; Jean Franco, scheduled to speak on October 30, was unable to attend. The Ransom Center and LLILAS Benson gratefully acknowledge the generous support of Suzanne Deal Booth, IBC Bank, Alfred A. Knopf, and HarperCollins Publishers.

Cultural Life During Wartime, 1861–1865

September 18-20, 2014
In conjunction with the exhibition The Making of Gone With The Wind.

Flyer (PDF)
Program (PDF)

Visions of the Future

November 1–3, 2012
Inspired by the exhibition I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America.

Postcard (PDF)
Program (PDF)

Watch a video of Bruce Sterling's keynote address

Please note: Tom Vanderbilt was unable to attend due to Hurricane Sandy. Richard Cleary, Professor and Page Southerland Page Fellow of the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, participated on the "Motorways in the Twentieth Century and Today" panel in his place. The World of Tomorrow (1984), written by John Crowley, was screened during the Saturday lunch break.

Shaping the History of Photography

September 30–October 2, 2010
In conjunction with the exhibition Discovering the Language of Photography: The Gernsheim Collection.

Postcard (PDF)
Program (PDF)
Speakers (PDF)

Creating a Usable Past: Writers, Archives, & Institutions

November 13–15, 2008
In conjunction with the exhibition The Mystique of the Archive.

Postcard (PDF)
Poster (PDF)
Poster for Public Event (PDF)
Program (PDF)

The Sense of Our Time: Norman Mailer and America in Conflict

November 9–11, 2006
In conjunction with the exhibition Norman Mailer Takes On America.

Postcard (PDF)
Poster (PDF)
Program (PDF)

The State and Fate of Modernism

February 19–21, 2004
In conjunction with the exhibition Make it New: The Rise of Modernism.

Postcard (PDF)
Poster (PDF)

Watch a video of Fleur Cowles welcoming symposium attendees

Writers' Rights

November 1–2, 2002; University of London

Program (PDF)

The Infinite Library: Old Worlds and New: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections in the 21st Century

November 3–4, 2000

Postcard (PDF)
Poster (PDF)
Libraries & Culture, Vol. 37, No. 1, Winter 2002

Writing the Lives of Women

November 6–7, 1998
In conjunction with the exhibition Imaging Women.

Postcard (PDF)
Poster (PDF)

Shouting in the Evening: British Theater 1956-1996

November 8–9, 1996
In conjunction with the exhibition Shouting in the Evening: British Theater 1956-1996.

Poster (PDF)

The State and Fate of Publishing

November 11–12, 1994

The State and Fate of Publishing, 1995


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