The year 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the deaths of two of the world's great writers: William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616). Both authors lived in the golden age of European exploration when new discoveries were changing the way Europe understood and represented the world. This exhibit juxtaposes the way exploration and geography are represented in literature and in maps from the early modern period. Accompanying the exhibit will be a display of the digital project Shakespeare on the Map: www.shakespearemap.org
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 1:00 - 7:30 PM
Spain and England in the Age of Cervantes and Shakespeare: Connected Histories? Conference and exhibition reception. Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts For more information about the conference.
Snyder-Granader Alcove, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, by prior arrangement (215.898.7088 or email@example.com)
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)