Posts on August 2022

August Books Picks

Book cover with a black and white photograph of an old man against a dark background. In the corner is a sepia tone image of trees.

Happy August! It’s that time of year– back to school. While starting or resuming school can lead to feelings from being worried to being excited, it’s a phase of change for everyone involved. We want to recommend books that have characters that are also going through huge changes and having their coming of age moments. While you read and cheer them on, make sure you cheer yourself on and care for your wellness as you are transitioning. We wish you a fantastic school year– Go Blue!

Joan of Arc by Helen Castor

Cover of Joan of Arc by Helen Castor

Helen Castor tells the story of Joan of Arc in the context of her times. The book is a history of the part of the Hundred Years' War in which Joan played a major role, and it begins with the English victory at Agincourt in 1415. Castor writes about the political factions, and shifting alliances, in France at the time, and about how Joan's appearance at the French Dauphin's court, followed by her victory at Orléans in 1429, changed the course of the war. She also writes...

Apply for the 2022 Design Lab Internship Program!

Undergraduates can apply to be a part of the Design Lab Team for the 2022-2023 academic year. The application deadline is Monday, September 5 and all applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Fill out the google form l and upload your resume using the link located at the bottom the post.

Salonique: type de vieux juif

Photograph, old Jewish man in Salonica

Newly cataloged for our Jewish Salonica Postcard Collection: Salonique, type de vieux juif – a historical postcard depicting an old Jewish man in traditional dress standing in the middle of a street in Salonica, the famous Balkan port-city located on the shore of the Aegen Sea. Some evidence from the picture allows us to established that it was taken between 1912-1917.