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NATCHITOCHES – A “ghost of history” appeared at Northwestern State University’s Watson Library Nov. 21 to speak about his writing and philosophy to those gathered to celebrate the 300th birthday of Denis Diderot, a French philosopher best known for editing L’Enclyclopedie, an 18th century collection of information on the mechanical arts and sciences and one of the first encyclopedias ever created.
An incarnation of Diderot appeared in the form of Andy Ferrell, chief of the architecture and engineering program at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, which is housed on the NSU campus. Costumed as the controversial French intellectual, Ferrell addressed guests in French and English explaining Diderot’s motives in gathering and publishing knowledge, thereby democratizing it for all people, not just the elite.
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Interested in attending a birthday party for a controversial French philosopher? There’s one Thursday at Watson Library.
A celebration marking the 300th birthday of Denis Diderot will take place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at Northwestern State University’s Eugene P. Watson Library. The program will take place in the Cammie G. Henry Research Center on the library’s third floor. The event celebrates the opening of the exhibition of L’Encyclopedie and other volumes and objects influenced by the French Enlightenment that will be on exhibit at the Research Center through 2014.
Diderot (1713-1784) was a prominent French philosopher, art critic and writer known for his contributions to the L’Encyclopedie, a general encyclopedia published in France between 1751 and 1772. It’s subtitle is “A Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts and Crafts by a Company of Men of Letters, arranged by M. Diderot of the Academy of Sciences and Belles-lettres of Prussia: as to the Mathematical Portion, arranged by M. d’Alembert of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Paris, to the Academy of Sciences in Prussia and to the Royal Society of London.”
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NATCHITOCHES – The Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will present “A Tribute to Giacomo Meyerbeer” Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free. The public is invited.
Just as Offenbach is associated with French operetta, Meyerbeer is associated French Grand Opera. Offenbach and Meyerbeer share a number of traits. They were both Germans of Jewish descent who changed their names, Jacob Offenbach to Jacques Offenbach and Jakob Liebmann Meyer Beer to Giacomo Meyerbeer, and both found their greatest success in Paris.