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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
Wild West show featuring woman with lasso

OK, I'll Do It Myself

Narratives of intrepid Women in the American Wilderness

Selections from the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection of Women in the American Wilderness

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Kamin and Goldstein Family Galleries , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , First and sixth floors
Women's Voices from American Frontiers
Exhibition Opening & Conference: September 6-7, 2018
Zora Returns to Harlem
One-women Performance: Thursday, October 4, at 7:30-9:00PM
Okada Gyokuzan, Morokoshi meishō zue

Global Perspectives on the Medieval Past

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Items from the Materials Library on display

Materials Library & Common Press Preview

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Title page with woodcut of tooth extraction from "Artzney Buchlein" (Leipzig,1530)

A Selection of Sixteenth-Century Books from the Thomas Wiltberger Evans Collection

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Sepia photo showing an aisle of Alhambra

Returning Splendor to Ruins

Recovering the Alhambra in Plaster Casts & Prints

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Amacher at Beethoven's tomb: Double image

Maryanne Amacher: An Introduction

A talk by scholar-artist Bill Dietz on the life and work of Maryanne Amacher (1938 – 2009)

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
G.R. Macauley, You Buy a Liberty Bond Lest I Perish, poster (ca.1915), World War 1 Print Media and Art Collection

Life During Wartime:

Penn at Home and Abroad During the Great War

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Gotham Book Mart graphic: monogram GBM shown with three 18th century men in a boat.

The Kislak Center’s Gotham Book Mart Centennial

Wise Men Fished Here

A Centennial Exhibition in Honor of the Gotham Book Mart, 1920-2020

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Jay I. Kislak Symposium: Modernism - Materiality - Meaning
Thursday, February 28 - Saturday, March2, 2019
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
Photo of research on UPenn Ms Codex 133 (2017) by Erin Connelly

LABECULAE VIVAE:

Building a Reference Library of Stains for Researching Medieval Manuscripts

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , 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
Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet

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
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
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
Theatrical poster of woman hanging a broadside proclaiming Come All!

Collections on Display

A Look Back at 20 Years of Penn Libraries Exhibitions

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st 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
Common Press Print

Materials Library & Common Press Preview

Curated by German Pallares & Mary Tasillo. Text by Roksana Filipowska & Hannah Bennett

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
From Petrus Camper, Natuurkundige Verhandelingen over den Orang Outang (1782)
Monday, September 24: "Paleontology and Connoisseurship"
Monday, September 24: "Paleontology and Connoisseurship"
Monday, September 24: "Paleontology and Connoisseurship"
Tuesday, September 25: "Gods, Humans, Apes: Art History and Evolution"
Tuesday, September 25: "Gods, Humans, Apes: Art History and Evolution"
Tuesday, September 25: "Gods, Humans, Apes: Art History and Evolution"
Thursday, September 27: "Medals and Shells: On Morphology and History, Once Again"
Thursday, September 27: "Medals and Shells: On Morphology and History, Once Again"
Thursday, September 27: "Medals and Shells: On Morphology and History, Once Again"
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
 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
Hands of pianist Rieko Aizawa and cellist Paul Tortelier at the piano, 1992.

Musical Partnerships at Play:

The Marlboro Music Festival

 

Eugene Ormandy Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
Lecture, performance, & reception
Friday, September 28, 2019, 6:15-9:00pm
Advertisement: Mineral teeth

Thomas Evans

and the Professional Press

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
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
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
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
Sepia photos: Annie Oakley, Pioneer mother, Native American woman

Conference

Women's Voices from American Frontiers

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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
PEAL

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Wise Men Fished Here

Polyvocal Poetry: Sound and Resound
A Performance of Randall Couch's Peal

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Karen Slack in concert from https://www.facebook.com/pg/SopranoKarenSlack/posts/

An evening in Honor of Marian Anderson

Hold On!

Solo recital featuring Karen Slack, soprano, and Yu Xi Wang, pianist

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail of poster showing Antoniá Badón as Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Returns to Harlem

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street