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

The Third Annual Lorraine Beitler Lecture

Human Rights in the 21st Century

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
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
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)
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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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
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
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
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
"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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"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
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
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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