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Area Studies Collections @ Penn
Area Studies Highlights
Kwame Nkrumah receives Penn citation
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Judaica Collection News
Updated edition of this Judaic reference work features more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. It includes more than 2,600 brand-new entries, many focusing on gender issues and New World geographic areas of the United States, Canada and Latin America and updates of some 11,000 entries across all topics. The Holocaust segment alone features more than 50 entirely new articles.
Helpful navigational tools include extensive cross-referencing capabilities, a large subject index, and quick references, facilitated by place-name lists, a chronology, lists of newspapers and periodicals, and more than 600 maps, charts, tables, photographs, and illustrations. Among other features making this scholarly work accessible are entry-specific bibliographies to help guide further research.
The Penn Libraries have extensive multidisciplinary area studies collections, including materials in non-Western languages, that deal with specific geographic regions and their cultural manifestation in the broadest sense of the term. Developed in close coordination with programmatic and faculty research interests at Penn, each collection is administered by a bibliographer who can assist in locating materials and using these collections. Please contact us with any questions that you may have about library resources from any of these geo-cultural regions.
Bibliographer: Lauris Olson
Phone: (215) 898 0119
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Room 203
East Asian Collection
Brian Vivier
Contact: Brian Vivier, Chinese Studies Librarian
Phone: (215) 898 3412
Room 528, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Molly Des Jardin
Japanese Studies Librarian: Molly Des Jardin
Phone: (215) 898 3205
527 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Arthur Kiron
Bibliographer: Arthur Kiron
Phone: (215) 238 1290, ex. 202
            (215) 573-7431
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Room 205
joe Holub
Bibliographer: Joe Holub
Phone: (215) 898 4325
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Room 210
Interim Middle East Studies Librarian: Brian Vivier
Phone: (215) 898-3412
525 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Interim South Asia Studies Librarian: Brian Vivier
Phone: (215) 898-3412
Room 525, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center