Posts on September 2017

The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis

Cover of The Third Nero by Lindsey Davis

Ancient Roman detective Flavia Albia has been hired by palace officials working for the paranoid emperor Domitian to investigate a conspiracy involving a man who pretends to be the emperor Nero. Meanwhile, the newly-married Flavia cares for her husband, who's survived being struck by lightning but has never been the same since, and contends with a series of domestic troubles.

Call for Papers | Mapping Austen’s World: Movement and Journeys in the 19th Century

Title page of Pride and Prejudice

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the Nineteenth Century Forum and the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan invite interdisciplinary papers that explore movement, mapping, or the margins within the late-eighteenth or nineteenth centuries. Please email abstracts of no more than 300 words to by October 1st 2017. Please also include a paper title, your name, and institutional/departmental affiliation.

New Exhibit: Reforming the Word | Opening Lecture Next Week

Illustration of a religious figure defaced by sixteenth century reader with redrawn facial expression

Highlighting manuscripts and early printed books from the Special Collections Library, our new exhibit Reforming the Word: Martin Luther in Context commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Join us for an opening lecture by guest curator Professor Helmut Puff on Friday, September 15 at 4:30 P.M. in the Library Gallery.

Incorporate the University’s Collections into your Teaching this Fall

Wave Field: students lying on grass-covered mounds

The University’s rich holdings often serve as inspiration for course assignments and student work. The UpstART 200 project, part of the U-M Bicentennial, calls attention to this tradition through a curated archive of 200 works of art, design, or architecture designed to form the basis for new creative work. Faculty are encouraged to incorporate projects based on these foundational works in their syllabi this fall.

What's Happening in Our Library Spaces?

A picture of six different spaces in different University of Michigan library locations showing students studying, in the Bert's study lounge, in the stacks as well as a picture of the 2nd floor of the Duderstadt Center and an exterior shot of Tappan hall.

There are many ways to record and analyze what is happening in the University of Michigan libraries over time. The more we understand how users are engaging with our spaces, the more we can do to meet their needs. But how do you get a handle on such a big question (library space use)? What data do you collect and how do you break it down?


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