*
 
 
Lectures & Conferences

Lectures and Conferences

Exhibitions and Events of the
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts: Spring 2017

Current Exhibitions & EventsCurrent Events & Conferences

Upcoming Exhibitions & EventsUpcoming Events & Conferences

Recent Exhibitions & EventsRecent Events & Conferences

William Steig, detail of ink drawing of an artist sketching, Steig Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Mansucripts

As the Ink Flows:
Works from the Pen of William Steig

On exhibit August 22 - December 19, 2014
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 08/22/2014, End: 12/19/2014
Ludwig Bemelmans, detail of cover mock-up for Madeline, ca. 1939, Jean Johnson Kislak Collection, Copyright Ludwig Bemelmans, LLC
© L. Bemelmans, LLC

Covered with Vines: The Many Talents of Ludwig Bemelmans

On exhibit August 21 - December 21, 2015
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Exhibition Remarks and Reception
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 5:00 PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 08/21/2015, End: 12/21/2015
Photo of type being set for printing on the Common Press (2006) courtesy of David Comberg.

Common Press at 10:
Printing, Writing, Teaching, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

On exhibit April 4 - September 2, 2016
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, first floor

Symposium and Exhibition Reception
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:00-6:00 PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 04/04/2016, End: 09/02/2016
Dan Rose, illustration of Bradford Lux (ca. 1985). Used with permission of the artist.

Arbitrary Pleasures - Plaisirs Arbitraires

On exhibit September 26, 2016 - March 10, 2017
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, first floor

Recent, Start: 09/26/2016, End: 03/12/2017
Detail monks with fans illustration from Abhidhamma chet kamphi: Phra Malai (ca. 1870s). Collection of Southeast Asian Manuscripts, Kislak Center.

Siamese Sampler:
19th-century Manuscripts of Scripture, Poetry, and Decree

On exhibit August 8 - October 7, 2016
Snyder-Granader Alcove, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Conference and Exhibition Reception
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 2:00-7:00 PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 08/08/2016, End: 10/09/2016
Teotliztacan illustration from Antonio Penafiel, Nombres Geograficos de Mexico (Mexico, 1885). Penn Museum Library Collection.

Collecting Mesoamerica:
The Hemispheric Roots of U.S. Anthropology

On exhibit May 8 - July 7, 2017
Snyder-Granader Alcove, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Opening Reception
Monday, May 8, 2017, 5:30 PM
Snyder-Granader Alcove, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 05/08/2017, End: 07/09/2017
Emsh, Have Space Suit-Will Travel, illustration from the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, vol. 15, no. 2 (1958). Mark B. Adams Science-fiction Collection, Kislak Center

Utopian Explorations and Science Fiction

On exhibit March 1 - April 28, 2017
Snyder-Granader Alcove, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Recent, Start: 03/01/2017, End: 04/28/2017
Detail from a marginal illustration in a Bible, showing a defaced fox preaching to a rooster (France, late 13th century). MS Codex 724, Kislak Center.

Reactions: Medieval/Modern

On exhibit August 25 - December 16, 2016
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 08/25/2016, End: 12/16/2016
Frontispiece portrait of Jonathan Swift, from the Works of Jonathan Swift, Dublin, George Faulkner, 1735. Teerink Collection, Kislak Center;

A Raging Wit: The Life and Legacy of Jonathan Swift

On exhibit February 5-May 16, 2018
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

2018 Jay I. Kislak Symposium

Jonathan Swift in the 21st Century
Conference - Thursday, February 22 - Saturday, February 24, 2018
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Coming, Start: 02/05/2018, End: 05/16/2018
Detail of Christopher Elias Heiss, engraved portrait of Abba Gorgoryos in Hiob Ludolf's Historia Aethiopica (Frankfurt, 1681)>Kislak Center Collections.

Expanding Earth: Travel, Encounter, and Exchange

On exhibit February 9 - May 19, 2017
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Related Events

2017 Jay I. Kislak Program: To the Ends of the Earth
Conference - Thursday, March 2 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 02/09/2017, End: 05/20/2017

Intertwined Worlds

On exhibit August 23-December 22, 2017
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

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

Thursday, November 2 through Saturday, November 4, 2017
Free Library of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania
Current, Start: 01/01/2017, End: 12/23/2017
Detail from [Holy Land travel manuscript] [Switzerland, ca. 1690]. Library at Katz Center, CAJS Rar Ms 455.
2017 Jay I. Kislak Program

To the Ends of the Earth

Conference - Thursday, March 2 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 03/02/2017, End: 03/05/2017
Across the Spectrum exhibition logo with Art Nouveau flowers and vines

Across the Spectrum:
Color in American Fine and Private Press Books, 1890-2015

On exhibit February 15 - May 23, 2016
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 02/15/2016, End: 05/18/2016

"Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy"
Philadelphia's Savoy Company

Exhibit on display through June 30, 2017
Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, 4th floor

Recent, Start: 03/12/2014, End: 06/30/2017
Detail of wood engraving, The effects of the proclamation - Freed Negroes coming into our lines, Newbern, North Carolina, Harper's Weekly, (February 21, 1863), Penn Libraries

The Great Emancipator and the Great Central Fair

On exhibit January 20 - February 27, 2015
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Exhibition Lecture and Reception
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:30 PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Lincoln's Jewish Telegrapher and the Emancipation Proclamation
Lecture by Kathryn Hellerstein, Penn Associate Professor

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 5:30 PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 01/20/2015, End: 02/27/2015
Edouard Manet, painting of Stephane Mallarme, 1876. Collection of the Musee d' Orsay, Paris

The Poet and the Dentist:
Stéphane Mallarmé and Thomas Evans

On exhibit July 24, 2017 - November 24, 2017
Leon Levy Dental Medicine Library
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Current, Start: 01/02/2017, End: 11/25/2017
Detail of interior photograph of the Gilbert Luber Gallery, ca. 1980s, courtesy of Shirley Luber.

Representing Modern Japan: The Luber Collection of Art Books

On exhibit March 16 - June 12, 2015
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Exhibition Remarks and Reception
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 5:30 PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 03/16/2015, End: 06/12/2015
Detail of of Campaign flag reading Lincoln and Hamlin, (1860) Gordon Block Collection of Lincolniana, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

The Civil War: An Ephemeral Lens into the Life and Times

On exhibit September 21, 2015 - March 21, 2016
Kamin Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, first floor

Exhibition Remarks and Reception
Friday, October 9, 2015, 5:30 PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 09/21/2015, End: 03/21/2016
L. Fiorillo photographer, Bedouins (n.d.). Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, Penn Libraries.

In Sight: Seeing the People of the Holy Land
Selections from the Lenkin Family Collection of Photography

On exhibit April 3 - November 10, 2017
Kamin Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, first floor

Lecture and Opening Reception
Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5:30 PM
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, first floor
Current, Start: 01/09/2017, End: 11/10/2017
Detail of Zola-Mouquette: Le Fondement de l'affaire Dreyfus, ca. 1898, Kislak Center

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

On exhibit April 13 - August 7, 2015
Kamin Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, first floor

Exhibition Events
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
1:30-3:00pm- Kislak Center Room 627, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Public Conversation between Lorraine Beitler, collector, and Norman L. Kleeblatt, Chief Curator, The Jewish Museum, New York

4:00-7:00pm- Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, sixth floor
2015 Lorraine Beitler Lecture
Art, Print Culture, and Radical Politics, c. 1900 - A symposium
Recent, Start: 04/13/2015, End: 08/07/2015
Detail of White-Crowned Pigeon from John James Audubon, The Birds of America, (London, 1827-1838), Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Audubon's Birds of America

On permanent display
First floor (across from the Information Desk), Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
The Penn Libraries is pleased to announce a new permanent exhibition case devoted to the display of John James Audubon's spectacular Birds of America (1827-38). Penn's double elephant folio set of the Birds was a gift of Edwin H. Vare, Jr. in 1957-59. The page opening from the volume on display will be changed on a monthly basis.

For more information
Current, Start: 04/13/2025, End: 12/25/2025
An Elegy On the much Lamented Death of the Ingenious and Well-Belov'd Aquila Rose, Clerk to the Honourable Assembly at Philadelphia, who died the 24th of the 6th Month, 1723. Aged 28. Philadelphia: [Printed by Benjamin Franklin for Samuel Keimer], 1723. University of Pennsylvania Libraries collection.

The Rebirth of Aquila Rose:
Benjamin Franklin's First Philadelphia Printing Job

On exhibit through February 10, 2107
First floor (across from the Information Desk), Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Recent, Start: 01/16/2017, End: 02/11/2017
An illuminated initial L

A Legacy Inscribed:
The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts

On exhibit March 11, 2013-August 16, 2013
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 03/11/2013, End: 08/16/2013

Musical Partnerships at Play: The Marlboro Music Festival

On exhibit July 21, 2017 - June 21, 2019
Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, 4th floor west

Performance and Reception
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM
Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 4th floor west
Current, Start: 01/08/2017, End: 06/21/2019
Shell illustration from Martin Lister, Histori Conchyliorum (London, 1685). Peachey Collection, Kislak Center.

The Materiality of Scientific Knowledge: Image-Text-Book

A Symposium—Friday, September 30-Saturday, October 1, 2016
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Symposium keynote by Sachiko Kusukawa
Friday, September 30, 2016, 5:00 pm
Symposium Sessions
Saturday, October 1, 9 am-7 pm
Recent, Start: 09/28/2016, End: 10/02/2016
Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image exhibition logo

Tomorrow Never Knows:
The Beatles in Text and Image

On exhibit February 27-August 11, 2014
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, first floor
Recent, Start: 02/24/2014, End: 08/11/2014
Kaplan Collection of Judaica logo of a combination steam and sail ship

Constellations of Atlantic Jewish History, 1555 - 1890:
The Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica

On exhibit February 18–June 9, 2014
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 02/18/2014, End: 06/09/2014
Photo of Marian Anderson boarding a plane (1941). Marian Anderson Photograph Collection, Kislak Center.

Marian Anderson on the World Stage

On exhibit beginning August 25, 2016
Marian Anderson Gallery, Marian Anderson Music Study Center
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, fourth floor

Happy Birthday, Marian Anderson!
Monday, February 27, 2017, 2:00-4:00 PM
Marian Anderson Study Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, fourth floor west
Current, Start: 03/10/2017, End: 12/30/2019
Hand colored woodcut of a beardless Saint Jerome wearing a cardinal's hat seated on a pew with a lion resting his front paws on Jerome's knees, from Saint Jerome, Septem diui Hieronymi epistole ad vitam mortalium instituendam accomodatissime, (Leipzig, 1508). Penn Libraries, Kislak Center Collections.
The English Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Kislak Center present

Reading, Writing, Printing
A Conference in Honor of Peter Stallybrass

Conference: Thursday, April 19 - Friday, April 20, 2018
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Coming, Start: 04/19/2018, End: 04/21/2018
Detail of Codex Huexotzinco (1531). Library of Congress.

Objects of Study:
Paper, Ink, and the Material Turn

Symposium: Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1, 2017
Penn Libraries' Kislak Center, Penn Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art
Recent, Start: 03/31/2017, End: 04/01/2017
Detail of Mason Rosenthal, Bartram's Robot (2016). Photograph by Austin Bream.

An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene

Conference: Thursday, April 13 - Saturday, April 15, 2017
Penn Libraries' Kislak Center and the Penn Museum
Recent, Start: 04/13/2017, End: 04/16/2017
10th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium
on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Intertwined Worlds

Thursday, November 2 through Saturday, November 4, 2017
Free Library of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania
Coming, Start: 11/02/2017, End: 11/05/2017
27th Ezra Pound International Conference

Ezra Pound, Philadelphia Genius, and Modern American Poetry:
Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hilda Doolittle, and Marianne Moore

Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23, 2017
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 06/19/2017, End: 06/24/2017
Richard Egieski, detail of original watercolor and ink illustration for Bravo, Minski (ca. 1988), Atha Tehon Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

The School of Atha:
Collaboration in the Making of Children's Books

On exhibit September 8, 2014-March 27, 2015
Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, first floor
Recent, Start: 09/08/2014, End: 03/27/2015
Illustration from Manly P. Hall, An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Cabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy (San Francisco, 1928), Kislak Center.

The Worlds Between:
An Exploration of Magic, Folklore, and the Occult

On exhibit October 16 - December 15, 2017
Snyder-Granader Alcove, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor

Lecture and Reception
Friday, Octoberber 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Coming, Start: 10/16/2017, End: 12/16/2017
Felix Nadar, Self-Portrait (1854-55), public domain
Author Event

Philadelphia Launch of Adam Begley's
The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera

Lecture - Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 5:30 PM
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Coming, Start: 09/27/2017, End: 09/28/2017
Theo van Rysselberghe, Le Cri, lithograph from Hommage des artistes a Picquart (1899), Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair, Kislak Center
Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

Crisis in Criminal Justice: Mass Incarceration and the Impact
of DNA Science on the Phenomenon of Wrongful Convictions

**Please note the date has changed **Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, 5:30 PM**
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 05/15/2017, End: 05/17/2017
Modified version of mural with Charles IV from mural in the Royal Castle Karlstein.
The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and the Centre for Medieval Literature present

Charles IV: An Emperor in Europe (1316-2016)

Thursday, October 13-Friday, October 14, 2016
Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 10/12/2016, End: 10/15/2016
A World Centre, heliogravure by Jules Chauvet, from Hendrik Christian Andersen's World Centre for Communication, Paris, 1913. University of Pennsylvania collection.
The Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund

The Science of Information, 1870-1945:
The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age

Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 25, 2017
Beckman Center at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
and UPenn's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy (Fisher Fine Arts Library, 4th Floor,)
Recent, Start: 02/23/2017, End: 02/26/2017
Unidentified photographer, American delegation in Jerusalem (late 19th century). Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, Penn Libraries.
The Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund

American and Muslim Worlds, c. 1500-1900

conference -Thursday, March 30 - Saturday, April 1, 2017
Perry World House (3803 Locust Walk);
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor;
and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies (3355 Woodland Walk)
Recent, Start: 03/30/2017, End: 04/01/2017
Engraving detail of Prince Henry, Poins, and Falstaff from Shakespeare's King Henry IV, Part I, Furness Theatrical Image Collection, Kislak Center
Archives Month Philly Event

Behind the Scenes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 5:30-7:00 PM
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Coming, Start: 10/17/2017, End:10/18/2017
S. A Neff, Jr., detail of binding for The Masters on the Nymph, vol. 1 (ca. 1989-90). Used with permission of the artist.

The Bibliophile as Bookbinder:
The Angling Bindings of S. A. Neff, Jr.

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Kislak Center room 626, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 11/01/2016, End:11/06/2016
Lope de Vega, title page from El fenix de Espana Lope de Vega Carpio (Valencia, 1629). Spanish Culture Class Collection, Kislak Center.

In-Quarto: A Symposium on Formats and Meanings
in Early Modern England and Spain

Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Kislak Center room 626, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 04/21/2017, End:04/22/2017
Typeset - Let us go then, you and I
Selections from the Erwin K. and Carol Welsch T.S. Eliot Collection

"Let us go then, you and I"
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the publication of T.S. Eliot's
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

On exhibit June 1 - July 10, 2015
Behind the Rittenhouse Orrery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 06/01/2015, End: 06/30/2015
Radical and Rare talk poster with covers of various left publications form the collection of Brad Duncan

Radical and Rare:
Building a Collection of the Left with Brad Duncan

Lunchtime talk - Thursday, July 27, 2017, 12:30-1:30
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 07/27/2017, End: 07/28/2017
Page from the Galen Palimpsest in natural color and after processing to reveal the under text (2015)

Revealing Galen's Simples

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9:00AM - 5:30 PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 04/29/2016, End: 05/01/2016
William Steig, detail from 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:
Collaboration and Change - A Symposium

Friday, October 17 - Saturday, October 18, 2014
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 10/17/2014, End: 10/18/2014
Astronomical anthology manuscript (Catalonia, ca. 1361), Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection (LJS 57), Kislak Center, Unversity of Pennsylvania Libraries
The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies presents

Illuminating the Skies: Jews, Science and an Astronomical Anthology (LJS 57) in Medieval Catalonia

Dr. Aleksandra Bunčić, SIMS Visiting Research Fellow
Thursday, October 27, 5:15-6:30 PM
Kislak Center room 626, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 10/27/2016, End: 10/28/2016
Candelabra illustration from Malkiel Ashkenazi's, Tavnit ha-mishkan [Mantua, ca. 1615], CAJS Rar Ms 460
2016-2017 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow's Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

"Just for Fun": Making and Reading Hebrew-Italian Translations of the Early Modern Period

Professor Alessandro Guetta, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris
***This lecture has been postponed indefinitely***
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 02/08/2017, End: 02/09/2017
Boccaccio, Teseida, MS Codex 254, Kislak Center Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Center for Italian Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences present:

Giovanni Boccaccio's Teseida:
Composition—Circulation—Reception

Francesco Marco Aresu, Asst. Prof. of Italian and Medieval Studies, Wesleyan University
Thursday, February 16, 5:00-6:30 PM
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Recent, Start: 02/16/2017, End: 02/17/2017
The Tower of Wisdom, woodcut on paper, made in Germany ca. 1475. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct. M. 316r.
The A. S. W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Cognitive Geometries: Using Diagrams in the Middle Ages

Mary J. Carruthers, Professor of Literature Emeritus, New York University
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
Monday, March 20, 2017, 5:30 PM
Geometry and the Topics of Invention

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 5:30 PM
The Shapes of Creativity 1: Trees, Towers, Buildings

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5:30 PM
The Shapes of Creativity 2: Hands, Spheres, Cubits
Recent, Start: 03/20/2017, End: 03/24/2017
detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center

Music in the Pavilion

All concerts are on Fridays at 7pm with a 6:15pm discussion beforehand.
Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
September 29, 2017 Variant 6
November 17, 2017 Meg Bragle
January 26, 2018 Kleine Kammermusik
March 23, 2018 Concordian Dawn
Coming, Start: 09/29/2017, End: 03/23/2018
Photo of Daedalus Quartet members. Photo Credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco.
HOMECOMING WEEKEND

Daedalus Quartet Performance

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 PM
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
The Daedalus Quartet, Penn's string quartet in residence, will perform a series of compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, Anna Weesner, and more. A Penn student quartet will open the concert, and a reception will follow on the Moelis Reading Terrace.
Recent, Start: 10/28/2016, End: 10/30/2016