You may have noticed the pirate flag in the library lobby.
Texas State University-San Marcos will host two lectures on pirates and piracy, Oct. 25 and Nov. 9, shedding light on amazing stories of archaeological and underwater exploration by historians and scientists who find and explore the shipwrecks of history.
Both lectures are free and open to the public.
“Piracy through the Ages” will be the topic of a public presentation 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Wittliff Gallery on the 7th Floor of the Alkek Library. The lecture is presented by Bryan Glass, visiting scholar in the Texas State Department of History, and is part of the Common Experience.
Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann will speak on “Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Shipwrecks in Panama and the Dominican Republic” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, in room 101 of the Taylor-Murphy Building. The lectures is hosted by the Department of History. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.