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Gothic Arts

An Interdisciplinary Symposium

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
E.O. Hoppe, Ezra Pound, photograph (1920). Public domain.

27th Ezra Pound International Conference

Ezra Pound, Philadelphia Genius, and Modern American Poetry:

Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hilda Doolittle, and Marianne Moore

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Elizabeth Eisenstein

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Divine Art / Infernal Machine

Western Views of Printing Surveyed

Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, Professor Emerita, University of Michigan

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La carovane américaine au cénacle (The American caravan at the Cenacle). The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography.

The Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund

American and Muslim Worlds, c. 1500-1900

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
McNeil Center for Early American Studies (3355 Woodland Walk)
Spanish map of the Americas

21st annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)

geographies of the book

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Cover of Willful Blindness, detail

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

The Relevance of Dreyfus

in the Age of ISIS

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Le Cri, lithograph from Hommage des artistes à Picquart (1899)

The Third Annual Lorraine Beitler Lecture

Human Rights in the 21st Century

2 pies, one with a slice missing

Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Public Affairs Lecture Series

American Pie

The Politics of Food in the 21st Century

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Claudia Cohen Hall and Hill Pavilion Room 130
Art Nouveau flowers and vines

Across the Spectrum

Color in American Fine and Private Press Books, 1890-2015

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
The Art of the Book: Fine Printing in North America in the 21st Century
Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Symposium. February 26-17, 2016
William Steig, Untitled ink drawing, Steig Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Fund for Library Public Events

Creating Children's Books Symposium

Collaboration and Change

A symposium in honor of William Steig and Atha Tehon

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
"A World Centre," heliogravure by Jules Chauvet, from Hendrik Christian Andersen's World Centre for Communication (Paris, 1913; no. 19 printed for the University of Pennsylvania)

Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund in partnership with the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce:

The Science of Information, 1870-1945:

The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age

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Beckman Center at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
Signe Wilkinson, self portrait (ca. 2017)

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

Trumped

Cartooning in the Wind of the Donald Trump Presidency

Signe Wilkinson, Editorial Cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
"A World Centre of Peace"

In partnership with the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce:

The Science of Information, 1870-1945:

The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age

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"A World Centre of Peace"

In partnership with the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries is pleased to announce:

The Science of Information, 1870-1945:

The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age

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, Fisher Fine Arts Library, 4th Floor
Book stamp of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) of his library at Middle Hill, from the first flyleaf of an 18th-century Italian manuscript copy of De rerum natura. Penciled notes at edges by later owners (Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection, LJS 179).

7th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Collecting Histories

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12th-century vellum bifolium containing portions of Psalms 79, 80, and 84, with initials in red. The text's legibility has been affected by fading and worm damage (UPenn Ms. Coll. 591, Folder 1).

8th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Picking Up the Pieces

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Detail from a marginal illustration in a Bible, showing a defaced fox preaching to a rooster. Arras, France, late 13th century. University of Pennsylvania, MS Codex 724, fol. 247v.

9th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age x

Reactions: Medieval/Modern

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Image of the Cosmic Man, from a copy of the Saṅghayaṇasūtra of Śrīcandrasūri (12th cent). University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Indic 9, fol. 44r.

10th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Intertwined Worlds

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Exhibit: Intertwined Worlds
Genizah fragment (Cairo Genizah, ca.1000-1199), Halpern 1, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Penn Libraries

The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania Presents

Genizah Scribes at Work

Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger

Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Frontispiece of Forma moderna di fabricar li processi... (Italy, 17--), Ms Codex 573, Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies in partnership with the Center for Italian Studies is pleased to announce the following lecture:

Preacher's Lost Voice:

The Roman Inquisition and Oral Sermons in Early Modern Italy

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Maroon frame around hand lettered Hebrew words Sefer bereshit

2016-2017 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow's Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

"No Longer Alien Residents"

Italian Jewish Texts in the Late Renaissance

Professor Alessandro Guetta, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Battista Agnese, Portolan Atlas image of the Western Mediterranean (Venice, 16th century), LJS 28, Kislak Center

Medieval - Renaissance Welcome Back Party

Round Table and Reception to Kick Off the New Year!

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Boccaccio, Teseida, MS Codex 254, Kislak Center Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

In partnership with the Center for Italian Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies is pleased to present the following lecture:

Giovanni Boccaccio's Teseida:

Composition—Circulation—Reception

Francesco Marco Aresu, Assistant Professor of Italian and Medieval Studies, Wesleyan University

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail from a Sicilian medical miscellany (15th century), Ms. Codex 1649, Kislak Center.

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies-Herbert D. Katz Center Fellowship in Jewish Manuscript Studies and the David B. Ruderman Distinguished Fellowship Lecture

Tales of Three Texts:

The Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew Medical Texts in UPenn MS Codex 1649

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Paint over print image of partially colored Ptolemy map

Paint over Print

Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Period

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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Arthur Tress, Boy in Flood Dream, Ocean City, Maryland, 1972, Gelatin Silver Print. Courtesy of the artist

Arthur Tress

A Visual Odyssey

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Page from the Galen Palimpsest in natural color and after processing to reveal the under text (2015).

Revealing Galen's Simples

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Shell illustration from Martin Lister, Histori Conchyliorum (London, 1685). Peachey Collection, Kislak Center
Triple image of the Zola caricature, from the catalog cover

2015 Lorraine Beitler Lecture

The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906

Conversation & lecture

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
detail from The Battle of the Books (in A Tale of a Tub)

2018 Jay I Kislak Symposium

Jonathan Swift in the 21st Century

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