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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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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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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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Le Cri, lithograph from Hommage des artistes à Picquart (1899)

The Third Annual Lorraine Beitler Lecture

Human Rights in the 21st Century

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 x

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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
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 x

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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 x

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"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)

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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Tomorrow Never Knows

The Beatles in Text & Image

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Symposium
February 27-28, 2014
Image of horse rider from Nemicandrasūri, Pravacanasārodhārasūtra (India, 1652). University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Indic 26. Kislak Center.

In conjunction with the 10th Annual Schoenberg Symposium of the same theme

Intertwined Worlds

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Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 6th floor
Intertwined Worlds Symposium, Thurs., Nov. 2 - Sat., Nov. 4, 2017
Palm Leaf Workshop with James Canary, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1-5pm