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  • A Path-Breaking Engagement | July 1, 2023
    The first formal connection between the Norman Daly Collection, held by the Cornell University Archives, and a university graduate communications course. Also, Llhuros and Cornell in the early years.

  • News From Llhuros | March 10, 2023
    Announcing the Llhuros Symposium 2022 session video recordings now available for viewing at University of Kentucky Knoxville School of Art website.

  • Hanging in the Balance | January 15, 2023
    2022 was a year of significant accomplishments, yet will “Llhuros” survive and flourish? The urgent need to find a home for the large Llhuros collection. Also, links to Beauvais Lyons’ important interviews with “The Conversation,” WUOT radio and “The Academic Minute.”


  • Fictional Civilization Leaves Lasting Legacy | December 8, 2022
    Link to a Cornell Chronicle article by staff writer David Nutt announcing the Cornell University Archives Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections acquisition of materials documenting Norman Daly’s “Civilization of Llhuros.”

  • The Llhuros Symposium Gets Real | September 28, 2022
    New flash announcing WUOT (UTPR) radio interview with UTK Chancellor’s Professor Beauvais Lyons, coordinator of the Llhuros Symposium 2022. Link to the audio broadcast is included.

  • A Fake Iron-Age Civilization | September 14, 2022
    Link to an extended article published in “The Conversation” by Beauvais Lyons, UTK Chancellor’s Professor and coordinator of the Llhuros Symposium 2022.

  • At Fifty, Llhuros Makes a Splash | July 17, 2022
    Symposium update, acquisition of Norman Daly’s modernist painting “Bull and Cow” by the Rollins Museum of Art, digitization of slides, photos and other media for inclusion in the Cornell Archives (RMC), discovery and conversion to video of the first film about “Llhuro”s made by Cornell students in 1972.

  • Symposium on Llhuros | January 6, 2022
    Information about “The Civilization of Llhuros” and the virtual Llhuros Symposium 2022 hosted by University of Tennessee Knoxville. Includes a call for papers.


  • A Llhuroscian Dispatch | November 6, 2021
    50th Anniversary of “The Civilization of Llhuros.” Preparing materials for donation to the Cornell University Archives. Norman Daly’s paintings listed for acquisition by participating museums through the new online organization, Museum Exchange.

  • Art, Hoax and Provocation | April 29. 2021
    The fictional “Civilization of Llhuros” is featured in a new publication Sting in the Tale: Art, Hoax and Provocation by fictive-art practitioner Antoinette LaFarge. Links to purchase the book.

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