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Initial B from a choir book, showing Christ blessing a Dominican nun.

The SIMS & Italian Studies Fellow in Italian Manuscript Studies Lecture

Masters in Miniature

Future Horizons for Italian Manuscript Studies

Bryan C. Keene, Riverside City College

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
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Collage from William Kentridge’s 2nd Hand Reading project (2014), using the 1936 revised Oxford English Dictionary, Kentridge Studio

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

The Secret Life of Books

Peter D. McDonald, University of Oxford

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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
Frontispiece to Baltasar Gracian, L'huomo di corte (Venice 1703)

Gracián between Oracolo Manuale and L'Huomo di corte

Roger Chartier, Department of History and Collège de France

Lea Library , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Image of father instructing children, frontispiece to Charles Atmore, Serious Advice from a Father to His Children (Philadelphia, 1819)

America 250 at Penn

Teaching Independence

Hybrid event

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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 http://www.mceas.org/ , 3355 Woodland Walk, Philadelphia PA
Lifecast of a rose

Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Pamela H. Smith (Columbia University): "Making and Knowing in Early Modern How-To Texts"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
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Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Dahye Kim (Northwestern University): "The Hangul Typewriter: Failing Communication and the Korean Writing System"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Volvelle from Penn MS Codex 1881

Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Aylin Malcolm (University of Pennsylvania): "Revolutionary Science: Movable Books and the Medieval Universe"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
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Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Meg Leja (Binghamton University): "Mending Bodies by (A)mending Texts: Medical Manuscripts from the Early Middle Ages"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
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Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Marcy Dinius (DePaul University): "David Walker's Textual Engagements"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
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Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Sarah Werner: "Practicing Feminist Bibliography"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
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Workshop in the History of Material Texts

Micha Perry (University of Haifa): "Medieval Jewish Bilingual Charters: Texts, Signs and Sounds"

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Institute of Contemporary Art invitation to Warhol exhibition

Warhol @ Penn: Symposium

Thursday-Saturday, June 23-25, 2022

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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
Thursday-Saturday June 23-25, 2022: Warhol in Translation