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Nerd Nite Lawrence
October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$1
Welcome to Nerd Nite – Lawrence.
Nerd Nite takes place every second Wednesday of the month. Check out the blog for more information.
The first Nerd Nite took place on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Pachamama’s (8th and New Hampshire). It was a success, the world rejoiced.
Nerd Nite is a monthly lecture event that strives for an “inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe.” (credit: Nerd Nite – San Francisco)
Nerd Nite is an informal gathering at which nerds get together for presentations and drinking. Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new.
“It’s like T.E.D. Talks . . . but with spirits and small bites.”
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11 – MACELI’S 1031 New Hampshire
Doors open at 7. Presentations start at 8.
The cost is one US dollar bill or coin.
The Grave Topics:
“Giallo Horror: Unmasking the Masked Killer” by Sarah Thomas and Kelly Nightengale.
From the yellow pages of pulp crime novels emerged GIALLO, the Italian horror film genre of the 1960s-1980s. Characterized by virtuosic camera work, stylized violence, and lurid color, Giallo left a bloody fingerprint on the horror genre that is still seen today!
“Oak Hill Cemetery: A History and its Symbolism,” by Lori Strecker.
An introduction about the rural cemetery movement and what characteristics make Lawrence’s Oak Hill primarily a rural cemetery. Digging deeper, we’ll next look at gravestone symbolism with several of examples from Oak Hill. Finally, time allowing, a brief exploration how later portions of it evolved into a lawn cemetery in the 1940s and what makes that different than the rural cemetery.
“Gifford Pinchot’s Ghost Wife,” by Rachel McCarthy James.
Gifford Pinchot worked with Teddy Roosevelt to protect the land we know as our national parks. But while he was one of the most prominent Republicans in the Roosevelt administration, his status as a handsome bachelor was a curiosity to the DC political scene.
The reason: his secret heteromortal marriage to Laura Houghteling, who died of tuberculosis in 1904. Though he would eventually marry an alive woman, he felt Laura as a spiritual and metaphysical presence, his source of support for nearly two decades. This is a deeply romantic story about nature, death, and love.