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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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2 pies, one with a slice missing

Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Public Affairs Lecture Series

American Pie

The Politics of Food in the 21st Century

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Claudia Cohen Hall and Hill Pavilion Room 130
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

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
2017 Jay I. Kislak Program: To the Ends of the Earth
Conference - Thursday, March 2 - Saturday, March 4, 2017
Equus Unbound: Fairman Rogers and the Age of the Horse

Equus Unbound:

Fairman Rogers and the Age of the Horse

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Critical Refusals conference poster by Mandy Newham

Critical Refusals:

Herbert Marcuse and Angela Davis

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail of Currier & Ives trade card, The Graces of the Bicycle (New York, 1880), Dr. Daniel and Eleanor Albert Medical Ephemera Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Recent Acquisitions

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Kamin and Goldstein Family Galleries , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , First and sixth floors
Silver Bells

Silver Bells and Oscar Gold:

Ray Evans in Hollywood

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Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
"Utopia Unlimited", poster of 1936 production, Savoy Company Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

"Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy"

Philadelphia's Savoy Company

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Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Ludwig Bemelmans, detail of cover mock-up for "Madeline", ca. 1939, Jean Johnson Kislak Collection, Copyright Ludwig Bemelmans, LLC © Ludwig Bemelmans, LLC

Covered with Vines:

The Many Talents of Ludwig Bemelmans

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Genizah fragment (Cairo Genizah, ca.1000-1199), Halpern 1, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library, Penn Libraries

The Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania Presents

Genizah Scribes at Work

Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger

Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Image: Zola-Mouquette (Paris: Léon Hayard, ca. 1899). Anti-Dreyfusard card with movable panel, ridiculing Émile Zola as defender of Alfred Dreyfus, likely produced during the time of Zola's trial (UPenn, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Dreyfus Collection DC354.9.Z65)

The Image Affair

Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Public Conversation between Lorraine Beitler, collector, and Norman L. Kleeblatt, Chief Curator, The Jewish Museum, New York
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 1:30-3:00pm
2015 Lorraine Beitler Lecture Art, Print Culture, and Radical Politics, c. 1900
Symposium: 4:00-7:00pm
Art of the Print

Art of the Print

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Exhibition closing reception: Thursday, October 4, 5:30pm
Fish Image

The Evolution of Origin

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Wonder of the Microscope Broadside with Hooke's Flea image

Wonders of the Microscope

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Jeremy Schmall's, "Slapdown", Booklyn Artists Alliance, 2007

Recent Acquisitions from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Romney's Emma Hart as Bacchante

"Surely no person was ever so happy as I am":

Emma Hamilton's Path to Fame

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
"A World Centre of Peace"

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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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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Photograph of Harry Mathews, © Sigrid Estrada, Harry Mathews Collection, Kislak Center

Book Launch

"The Solitary Twin" by Harry Mathews

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
A Legacy Inscribed written using manuscript Initial L and initial I
La carovane américaine au cénacle (The American caravan at the Cenacle). The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography.

The Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund

American and Muslim Worlds, c. 1500-1900

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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
McNeil Center for Early American Studies (3355 Woodland Walk)
Who's Coming to Dinner? 1950's woman looking thoughtful

Who's Coming to Dinner?

Cooking for Different Audiences

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Portrait of Francis Johnson

Francis Johnson:

Music Master of Early Philadelphia

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Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Detail of head of Christ, from [De philosophia naturali] (Germany, ca.1485-1499), Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Resolved?

God Does Not Exist

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
engraving detail of Prince Henry, Poins, and Falstaff from Shakespeare's King Henry IV, Part I, Furness Theatrical Image Collection, Kislak Cente

Archives Month Philly 2017

Behind the Scenes

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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
"A World Centre of Peace"

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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, Fisher Fine Arts Library, 4th Floor
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

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Spanish map of the Americas

21st annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP)

geographies of the book

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Art Nouveau flowers and vines

Across the Spectrum

Color in American Fine and Private Press Books, 1890-2015

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
The Art of the Book: Fine Printing in North America in the 21st Century
Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Symposium. February 26-17, 2016
Bob Cobbing

Make Perhaps This Out Sense Of Can You

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The Gross Clinic, Thomas Eakins

Dissecting The Gross Clinic

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Oh Fresh! Broadside

Oh Fresh!

Sophomore Proclamations of Freshman Rules, 1866-WWII

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Reading in the Market

Textual Spaces

an Architecture of Reading

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"Nadar élevant la Photographie à la hauteur de l'Art" (Nadar elevating Photography to Art)  Lithograph by Honoré Daumier  (Le Boulevard, May 25, 1863).

Thomas Evans and Félix Nadar

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
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

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
An Ecotopian Toolkit for the Anthropocene
Conference, April 13-15
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

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Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image

Tomorrow Never Knows

The Beatles in Text & Image

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Symposium
February 27-28, 2014
Cover of Willful Blindness, detail

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

The Relevance of Dreyfus

in the Age of ISIS

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
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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Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Braun and Hogenberg's 1572 map of Jerusalem

Renaissance City Views from Above and Afar

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
gullivers reading

Gulliver's Reading

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Ormandy visiting the Great Wall of China (photograph, 1973), Eugene Ormandy Collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Ormandy in China:

The Historic 1973 Tour

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Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Kinga Araya, Identity Card, and Czecholslovakian passport of Franz Werfel

The Art of Reinvention

Travel — Exile — Recuperation

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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

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
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

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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
Initial B showing a harpist wearing a crown

Gothic Arts

An Interdisciplinary Symposium

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

The Third Annual Lorraine Beitler Lecture

Human Rights in the 21st Century

"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)

Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund 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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Beckman Center at the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
Censor's Scissors

Did Censorship Make the French Enlightenment?

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Unauthenticated contemporary watercolor of Jane Austen

Jane Austen

"In the Original Cloth"

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Eugene Ormandy Conducting

The Midwestern Experience:

Ormandy in Minneapolis

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Frank Stamato, photographer. Van Pelt Library construction, (1962).

Van Pelt at 50

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
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

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Dan Rose, illustration of Bradford Lux (ca. 1985). Used with permission of the artist.

Arbitrary Pleasures - Plaisirs Arbitraires

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
"Let us go then, you and I"

"Let us go then, you and I"

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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
E.O. Hoppe, Ezra Pound, photograph (1920). Public domain.

27th Ezra Pound International Conference

Ezra Pound, Philadelphia Genius, and Modern American Poetry:

Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Hilda Doolittle, and Marianne Moore

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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
Portrait: Jonathan Swift

A Raging Wit

The Life and Legacy of Jonathan Swift

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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
Birds of Mark Catesby 2012 calendar cover

"Variety of the feather'd Kind"

The Birds of Mark Catesby

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
"Lesley Haas, detail of Across the Pond (handmade paper, 1999) courtesy of the artist

Paper: A Deckled Edge

The Paper Artwork of Lesley Haas

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail of bookplate of Eugene Morris Pharo (1893-1945), Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscript

This Book Belongs To...

Provenance Marks and Book Ownership Through the Centuries

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Front View of Stonehenge from William Stukely, Avebury, a Temple of the British Druids and Someothers Described..., (London, 1743), Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Prehistoric Wessex:

Towards a Deep Map

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Édouard Manet, painting of Stéphane Mallarmé, 1876.  Collection of the Musée d' Orsay, Paris

The Poet and the Dentist:

Stéphane Mallarmé and Thomas Evans

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
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

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Audubon exhibit case , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
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

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Signe Wilkinson, self portrait (ca. 2017)

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

Trumped

Cartooning in the Wind of the Donald Trump Presidency

Signe Wilkinson, Editorial Cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Cover for Marjane Satrapi's The Complete Persepolis

Drawing Away:

Exile and the Graphic Novel

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Literae Humaniores

Literae Humaniores

Treasures from the University of Pennsylvania Library

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Two woodcuts from Flavius Vegetius Renatus's Vier Bucher der rytterschafft (Erfurt, 1511)

Reading Pictures:

Sixteenth-Century European Illustrated Books

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Poster for Word Play exhibit

Word Play:

The Printed Game

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Teotliztacan illustration from Antonio Penafiel, "Nombres Geograficos de Mexico" (Mexico, 1885). Penn Museum Library Collection

Collecting Mesoamerica:

The Hemispheric Roots of U.S. Anthropology

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Campaign flag reading Lincoln and Hamlin (1860), Gordon Block Collection of Lincolniana, Kislak Center, Unversity of Pennsylvania Libraries

The Civil War:

An Ephemeral Lens Into the Life and Times

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Detail of original watercolor and ink illustration for Richard Egielski's 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

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Triple image of the Zola caricature, from the catalog cover

2015 Lorraine Beitler Lecture

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

Conversation & lecture

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
detail from The Battle of the Books (in A Tale of a Tub)

2018 Jay I Kislak Symposium

Jonathan Swift in the 21st Century

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William Steig, Untitled ink drawing of an artist doodling, Steig Collection, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

As the Ink Flows

Works from the Pen of William Steig

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail of original watercolor and ink illustration for Richard Egielski's 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

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
reworked 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.

Exhibition

Reactions

Medieval/Modern

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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