Posts on April 2015

Speaking the End Times at the Special Collections Library

Publicity flyer for "Speaking the End Times: Prophecy and Messianism in Early Modern Eurasia."Photo credit: Shannon Szalay

On April 16 my colleague Evyn Kropf and I prepared a show & tell presentation of manuscripts and early printed books for the attendees of the symposium, "Speaking the End Times: Prophecy and Messianism in Early Modern Eurasia". In brief, this two-day conference explored the topic of early modern apocalypticism from India to Iberia.

Theme table at AAEL

Picture of the theme table at the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library

Each month, the theme table (on the second floor of the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library) highlights some amazing books in the library's collection. This month's theme is Asia and the Pacific (in celebration of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month).

Our Lynx to Celebrate New Links: U-M Library Audubon’s Mammals and Birds Accessible Online

Lynx Plate from Audubon's Viviparous Quadrupeds

With thanks to the Digital Library Production Service (DLPS), we are happy to announce the launch of a new online collection. John James Audubon's The Birds of America was the founding purchase of the University Library in 1839 and as U-M celebrates its bicentennial, the Special Collections Library and the William L. Clements' Library have jointly purchased Audubon’s The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. All of Audubon’s mammals and a selection of the birds are now available...

A Peek Into Cross-Disciplinary Research at the Special Collections Library

Liz welcoming visitors to Special Collections Reading Room

What kind of research can you do in Special Collections? Many people may think that using the materials here is only for “serious” scholars who are conducting historical research into specific topics, but the space is open to everyone (and anyone - that means you!) who wants to get their hands on primary sources. Browse some featured items here and ponder what kinds of research questions one could come up with...

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