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December 31, 2003
History of Bohemia is Topic of January 16 Falmouth Forum at the MBL

WOODS HOLE, MA - Brown University professor Mary Gluck will present the next Falmouth Forum lecture titled "The Unknown History of Bohemia" on Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marine Biological Laboratory's (MBL's) Lillie Auditorium, MBL Street, Woods Hole. The lecture, sponsored by the Associates of the Marine Biological Laboratory, is the third in the 2003-2004 Falmouth Forum season.

Bohemia as a distinct social and cultural space came into existence in mid-nineteenth century Paris and was popularized by Henry Murger's short stories about artists in the Latin Quarter. Gluck's talk will explore the cultural origins of three well-known images of Bohemia and will ask why modern artists have tended to see themselves as antagonists of bourgeois life and conventions. .

Mary Gluck teaches European cultural and intellectual history at Brown University. She has written about the young Lukacs, moderinism, and the Jewish Question in Central Europe. Gluck has just completed a new book, Popular Bohemia: Modernism and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris, which will be published by Harvard University Press in the fall of 2004.

Gluck is the author of numerous publications and received the Article Prize awarded by the American Association for the Study of Hungarian History for "The Modernist as Primitive: The Cultural Role of Endre Ady in Fin-de-Siecle Hungary," published in the Austrian History Yearbook in 2002.

Gluck received her B.A. in History from the University of Toronto and her Ph.D. in History from Columbia University. She has held faculty positions at Brown University since 1978 and is currently an Associate Professor in both History and Comparative Literature.

Admission to this Falmouth Forum presentation is free and open to the public. A buffet dinner is available before the lecture at 6:00 p.m. in the Swope Center, located near the auditorium. Dinner tickets are $16 and must be purchased in person and in advance at either Eight Cousins Children's Books, Main Street, Falmouth, or at the MBL's Communications Office in the Candle House in Woods Hole. Dinner seats are limited and tickets are available until they sell out or until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13. All tickets are nonrefundable. For more information contact the MBL's Communications Office at 508-289-7423.

The MBL Associates were founded in 1944 to provide an opportunity for friends of the Laboratory, both scientists and non-scientists, to support the MBL. Over the years the Associates have taken on a wide range of projects, including providing fellowships for young scientists, supporting the MBL WHOI Library, renovating the Lillie Auditorium, and landscaping the Whitman-Loeb quadrangle on the Woods Hole campus. The Associates also help bring the work of the Laboratory to a broader public by sponsoring the Falmouth Forum Series and operating the MBL Gift Shop. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the Laboratory.

A complete listing of 2003-2004 Falmouth Forum presentations can be found here.

The Marine Biological Laboratory is an internationally known, independent, nonprofit instititution, dedicated to improving the human condition through creative research and education in the biological, biomedical and environmental sciences.  Founded in 1888, the MBL is the oldest private marine laboratory in the Western Hemisphere.