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Joanna Banks in her library, ca 2018

Writing Across Genres

African American Women Writers in the Joanna Banks Collection


Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
"Master B.F.,” Decorated letter P from the Santi Angelo e Niccolò at Villanova Sillaro choirbooks; Lombardy, ca. 1500. The Free Library of Philadelphia, Lewis E M 76:52

Making the Renaissance Manuscript

Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries


Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Making the Renaissance Manuscript: Discoveries from Philadelphia Libraries
Exhibition tour, opening, and catalogue launch - Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Native North American drawings and writing framing exhibit

American Contact

Virtual conference: Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book


The conference will be held virtually
Manicule and acronym SIMS (Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies)

13th Annual (Virtual) Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Manuscript Studies in the Covid-19 Age

November 18-20, 2020


Niccolo Machiavelli, Discorsi di Nicolo Machiavelli, fiorentino, sopra la prima deca di Tito Livio (Vinegia: Per Giouann' Antonio de Nicolini da Sabio, [1537]), title page, printer's mark

Series of five virtual lectures

Carlo Ginzburg (Scuola Normale, Pisa): Lectures and Dialogues

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Diagram, Head with faculties and senses from De philosophia naturali

The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies & the Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies Faculty Working Group Lecture Series

Translating Experience into Science in the Middle Ages

Elly R. Truitt, University of Pennsylvania