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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 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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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 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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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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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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"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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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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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
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
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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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
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)
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
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
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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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
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.

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