2017 Early Books Lecture Series XIV


Instead of clicking the poster above, go to: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/events
to register for any or all 3 lectures.  My husband University Distinguished Prof. Albrecht Classen founded this series 13 years ago, and is the first speaker in 2017. His topic on happiness in the Middle Ages is a new one.

Location — University of Arizona Special Collections library, 1510 E. University blvd. (west of Cherry Avenue).

More info here: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/events/health-food-happiness-and-medicine-late-middle-ages

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Packed house last night at the UA Special Collections, to hear this talk by my husband about daily life in the Middle Ages, with lovely paintings on screen about people back then, working with herbs, animals, plants and medicines. Don’t miss next 2 talks on Tuesdays in April. Dessert reception following.

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