The Special Collections Library is pleased to announce a new online exhibit: Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit. This exhibit honoring the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death was curated during Winter Term 2017 by students in English 313, taught by Professor Adela Pinch, Department of English, with exhibition assistance by Juli McLoone, Outreach Librarian and Curator, Special Collections Library, and Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Librarian for English Language and Literature.
Posts on April 2017
I am pleased to showcase a student critique of the current exhibit, The Art and Science of Healing: From Antiquity to the Renaissance. Students of professor Aileen Das' class, Ancient Medicine in Greece & Rome, visited this exhibit at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology last February. They were assigned with the fascinating task of examining this display from various angles, not only from the perspective of the visitor but, more interestingly, also from the view of the exhibit curator. As...
Ever since reading Plato’s Symposium and studying the life and works of Gertrude Stein in undergraduate school, I have been obsessed with the idea of cultivating or participating in my own Greek symposium or French salon, a space for academics to express themselves and their research outside of the confines of traditional academia, a community of artists, scientists, intellectuals, where walls between disciplines and positionalities seem to crumble, a space to break bread together and...
The University of Michgan has a long history of student activism on campus, particularly around antiwar movements. An especially significant event was the Feburary 1970 protest against General Electric recruiting engineers on campus. The Labadie Collection’s Subject Vertical Files has documentation of this event which helps us understand the contexts of student activism in the past and present.
We have new book displays in the 2nd floor Duderstadt Center lobby area! Since it's Financial Literacy Month, we decided to highlight several books from our collection related to this theme, including titles like The Lovely Horrible Stuff: My Book About Money and Arts & numbers: a financial guide for artists, writers, performers, and other members of the creative class. We also have a new comics display focused on Science, including titles like How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the...
Come learn about all of the projects the Library's Mini-Grant Program is funding at this week's Shapiro Lobby display "Student Engagement Symposium: Library Mini-Grant Recipients." The display will be up before, during, and after the Student Engagement Symposium on April 11 and 12. We will also be hosting the monthly book display "April Showers," a therapy dog event, and information tables for a free speech app.
Ancient Roman private eye Marcus Didius Falco travels to the cities of southern Italy, including Pompeii eight years before the eruption of Vesuvius, to track down conspirators against the emperor Vespasian and to win the heart of the aristocratic woman he loves, Helena Justina. This is another thrilling entry in the popular mystery series.
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