Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Utopian Explorations


Science Fiction
On exhibit March 1 — April 28, 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
This exhibition surveys historical utopian and dystopian literature in the Kislak Center and points to its influence on science fiction, highlighting works in the Mark B. Adams Science Fiction Collection. The focus is on the utopian impulse in space and time travel and on the dystopian element in utopian thought, as well as on ecological utopias, or ecotopias.

The Kislak Center is sponsoring a symposium and a conference during the Spring 2017 semester that examine various aspects of utopias, travel, exploration, and ecotopias. More information about these events can be found through the links below.
The Science of Information,1870-1945: The Universalization of Knowledge in a Utopian Age
Thursday, February 23 - Saturday, February 25, 2017

An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene
Thursday, April 13 - Saturday, April 15, 2017

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 rbml@pobox.upenn.edu)
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)