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Woodcut detail: twisted tree and a spider web

A Symposium

Romantic Prints on the Move

February 1-2, 2019

Philadelphia Museum of Art & Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

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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
Philadelphia Museum of Art's Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Perelman Building
Ms. Codex 910 Decameron, Folio 1r

2018-2019 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & Center for Italian Studies Fellow’s Lecture in Italian Manuscript Studies

Writing and Reading Rubrics in the Renaissance Decameron

Rhiannon Daniels, Senior Lecturer in Italian History Bristol University

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
New York Voices, ©Ashley Bryan

An Evening with

Ashley Bryan

Renowned Artist, Poet, Storyteller, and Humanitarian

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Photo of Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet, Furness Theatrical Image Collection, Furness P/Be800.1 S Small Box, Kislak Cente

A conference in honor of the Philadelphia Playbills Project

Digital & Archival Approaches to Theater History

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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
Mahzor

2018-2019 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow’s Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

A Mahzor is a Mahzor is a Mahzor?

Studying CAJS Rare MS 382

Professor Elisabeth Hollender, Goethe Institute Frankfurt

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Image from the Dorothy Searle photograph album (1914-17), Ms. Coll. 848

Archives Month Philly Event

Defying Convention

Audacious Women in the Kislak Center Collections

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
 Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial (Washington, 1939), Marian Anderson Collection of Photographs, Ms. Coll. 198, Kislak Center

Thomas Sovereign Gates Library Lecture Fund

Sound, Gender, and the Color Line

A Symposium and Celebration in Honor of Marian Anderson, Musician and Citizen of the World

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
From Petrus Camper, Natuurkundige Verhandelingen over den Orang Outang (1782)

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Carlo Ginzburg: Fossils, Apes, Humans: A Chapter in the History of Science, Revisited

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Monday, September 24: "Paleontology and Connoisseurship"
Tuesday, September 25: "Gods, Humans, Apes: Art History and Evolution"
Thursday, September 27: "Medals and Shells: On Morphology and History, Once Again"
Monday, September 24: "Paleontology and Connoisseurship"
Tuesday, September 25: "Gods, Humans, Apes: Art History and Evolution"
Thursday, September 27: "Medals and Shells: On Morphology and History, Once Again"
Monday, September 24: "Paleontology and Connoisseurship"
Tuesday, September 25: "Gods, Humans, Apes: Art History and Evolution"
Thursday, September 27: "Medals and Shells: On Morphology and History, Once Again"
"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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Initial I with a saint, possibly St. John the Evangelist. Attributed to Sano di Pietro, c. 1470. Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E M 25:1.

11th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Illuminations: Manuscript, Medium, Message

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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
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

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

Composite image of type from broadside Dreyfus est innocent (France, 1898), Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair, Kislak Center

Beitler Collection Distinguished Lecture

The Politics of Paranoia and Nationalism in the Age of Trump

Lecture by Edward-Isaac Dovere

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Receipt of payment for advertising two courses at the University of Pennsylvania in the North-Carolina Star newspaper, 1850

Penn and Slavery:

A Symposium organized by the Penn & Slavery Project
& the Program on Race, Science, and Society

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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
WIC intern in VR goggles

Wolf Conference 2019

Immersive Storytelling: Creating Narratives with VR & AR

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th 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
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
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
Detail of a butterfly ink jet print

Identification and Preservation of Inkjet Prints

in Museums, Libraries, and Archives

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Identification and Preservation of Inkjet Prints in Museums, Libraries, and Archives
Workshop: Thursday, September 12, 9AM-5PM
Cusack Family Seminar Room 629, Kislak Center
Frontispiece of Forma moderna di fabricar li processi... (Italy, 17--), Ms Codex 573, Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies in partnership with the Center for Italian Studies is pleased to announce the following lecture:

Preacher's Lost Voice:

The Roman Inquisition and Oral Sermons in Early Modern Italy

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar

2019-2020 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow's
Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

Changing Minds

Geographic Discoveries and New Worlds
through the Eyes of a Renaissance Jewish Scholar

Professor Fabrizio Lelli, University of Salento (Lecce, Italy)

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Maroon frame around hand lettered Hebrew words Sefer bereshit

2016-2017 Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Herbert D. Katz Center Distinguished Fellow's Lecture in Jewish Manuscript Studies

"No Longer Alien Residents"

Italian Jewish Texts in the Late Renaissance

Professor Alessandro Guetta, Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Battista Agnese, Portolan Atlas image of the Western Mediterranean (Venice, 16th century), LJS 28, Kislak Center

Medieval - Renaissance Welcome Back Party

Round Table and Reception to Kick Off the New Year!

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Boccaccio, Teseida, MS Codex 254, Kislak Center Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

In partnership with the Center for Italian Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies is pleased to present the following lecture:

Giovanni Boccaccio's Teseida:

Composition—Circulation—Reception

Francesco Marco Aresu, Assistant Professor of Italian and Medieval Studies, Wesleyan University

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail from a Sicilian medical miscellany (15th century), Ms. Codex 1649, Kislak Center.

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies-Herbert D. Katz Center Fellowship in Jewish Manuscript Studies and the David B. Ruderman Distinguished Fellowship Lecture

Tales of Three Texts:

The Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew Medical Texts in UPenn MS Codex 1649

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Arthur Tress, Boy in Flood Dream, Ocean City, Maryland, 1972, Gelatin Silver Print. Courtesy of the artist

Arthur Tress

A Visual Odyssey

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Paint over print image of partially colored Ptolemy map

Paint over Print

Hand-Colored Books and Maps of the Early Modern Period

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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
Page from the Galen Palimpsest in natural color and after processing to reveal the under text (2015).

Revealing Galen's Simples

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Shell illustration from Martin Lister, Histori Conchyliorum (London, 1685). Peachey Collection, Kislak Center
Photograph of two loaves of bread on a baking sheet (2011), courtesy of Nick Malgieri

Bread and Civilization

Academic Freedom Now (displayed as if written in chalk)

Academic Freedom Now

A symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the Scott Nearing Affair

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Hand colored woodcut of a beardless Saint Jerome wearing a cardinal's hat seated on a pew with a lion resting his front paws on Jerome's knees, from Saint Jerome, Septem diui Hieronymi epistole ad vitam mortalium instituendam accomodatissime, (Leipzig, 1508). Penn Libraries, Kislak Center Collections

The English Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts invite you to:

Reading, Writing, Printing

A Conference in Honor of Peter Stallybrass

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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
Modified version of mural with Charles IV from mural in the Royal Castle Karlstein

Charles IV

An Emperor in Europe (1316-2016)

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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
Hand-colored map, from Abraham Ortelius, Typus Orbis Terrarum (ca. 1600), Kislak Center

The Stage and All the World

Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Early Maps

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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
Hand-colored map, from Abraham Ortelius, Typus Orbis Terrarum (ca. 1600), Kislak Center

The Stage and All the World

Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Early Maps

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Photo of type being set for printing on the Common Press (2006) courtesy of David Comberg

Common Press at 10:

Printing, Writing, Teaching, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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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
Photo of type being set for printing on the Common Press (2006) courtesy of David Comberg

Common Press at 10:

Printing, Writing, Teaching, and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Engravings: 18th c penn and printed book

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Pen and Press:

Practices of Writing & Publishing in Colonial America

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From the NY Times: Paul Saenger, curator of the Newberry Library in Chicago, perusing a 14th-century codex from southern France with writings by Peter John Olivi, a Roman Catholic dissident.

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Paul Saenger: "The Latin Bible as Codex"

Wikimedia Commons: Michael Warner

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Michael Warner: "The Evangelical Public Sphere"

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Alberto Manguel, Wikimedia Commons

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Alberto Manguel: "The Traveller, the Tower & the Worm"

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Detail from Biblia Latina, [Mainz: Johann Gutenberg and Johann Fust, before August 1456] Courtesy of the William H. Scheide Library, Princeton University Library

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Paul Needham: "The First Quarter Century of European Printing"

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Detail from [The Alchemist] Tiré du Cabinet de Mr. le Brun., (Engraving) [17--]. Rare Book & Manuscript Library, E. F. Smith Collection.

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Ann Blair: "Hidden Hands: Amanuenses and Authorship in Early Modern Europe"

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Detail of photograph of various spines of Dialogues of the Dead, courtesy of William Zachs.

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

William Zachs: "Authenticity and Duplicity: Investigations into Multiple Copies of Books"

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3D-printed Arduino-powered replica of a Macintosh computer running a graphical adventure game based on William Gibson's novel Neuromancer. Model by DB Bauer, University of Maryland. Used with permission

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum: "Bitstreams: The Future of Digital Literary Heritage"

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The Tower of Wisdom, woodcut on paper, made in Germany ca. 1475. Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct. M. 316r.

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Mary J. Carruthers: "Cognitive Geometries: Using Diagrams in the Middle Ages"

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Details from Left: Buddhist monks relaxing and reading manuscripts. Wat Pathum Wanaram, Bangkok. and Right: Scribal portrait of `Abd Allah Mishkin Qalam (known as Mir `Abd Allah Katib), from a collection of poems (divan) written by Amir Najm al-Din Hasan Dihlavicv, 26 Muharram 1011.  Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum, W.650, fol. 127a

4th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Writing the East:

History and New Technologies in the Study of Asian Manuscript Traditions

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Gotham Book Mart graphic: monogram GBM shown with three 18th century men in a boat.

Jay I. Kislak Conference to honor the Kislak Center’s Gotham Book Mart Centennial exhibition

Modernism - Materiality - Meaning

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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
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
Bound to Conserve: The Art of Angling and the Future of Rivers

Bound to Conserve: The Art of Angling and the Future of Rivers

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Barbara Henry woodcut of Walt Whitman

A Symposium

Whitman at 200

Looking Back, Looking Forward

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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
Sepia photos: Annie Oakley, Pioneer mother, Native American woman

Conference

Women's Voices from American Frontiers

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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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