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Joanna Banks in her library, ca 2018

Writing Across Genres

African American Women Writers in the Joanna Banks Collection

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Collage

Penn Libraries presents

A Symposium on Preserving Contemporary Cultural Heritage

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Cover of Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (Oxford University Press)

Kathy Peiss, author of Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

In conversation with Roger Chartier and Arthur Kiron

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Photo of palm leaf manuscript archive by Anthony M Cerulli

Manuscriptistan

Photographs by Anthony M. Cerulli

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Kamin Gallery , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Seeing, Framing, and Experiencing Manuscript Cultures in Contemporary India
Lecture and panel discussion, Thursday, November 5, 5PM
Tab. VI from Philip Pfaff's "Abhandlung von den Zähnen des menschlichen Körpers und deren Krankheiten" (RK301 P53 1756)

Early Medical and Dental Books

From the Thomas Wiltberger Evans Collection

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
Ms. Codex 315, Miscellany of religious verse and prose, 15th century, fol. 2r

SIMS Italian Studies Fellow in Italian Manuscript Studies

Texts on Flyleaves

An Investigation on Petrarch’s Writing Uses

Professor Maddalena Signorini, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Castiglione, Il libro del cortegiano (Venetia: Nelle case d'Aldo Romano, 1528)

Roger Chartier on Castiglione's Book of the Courtier

"Per dir forse una nova parola": Sixteenth-century translations of sprezzatura

Lea Library , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Penn flutes

Music in the Stacks

Penn Flutes, Deluxe Holiday Edition

S.T. Lee Lounge , Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 1st floor
Rocky on the Philadelphia Museum steps holding up a cello

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians 5th Annual Audience Appreciation Day

String Trio in the Pavilion

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Ney flutes

Re-covering the Ney Collection

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Marian Anderson Gallery , Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 4th floor
LJS 47, fol. 41v, showing a chromatic scale diagram, merged with a detail of the linked data model of the Mapping Manuscript Migrations Project

12th Annual Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

Hooking Up

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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
Rare Book Department, Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 3rd fl.
Reflect

Common Press & Kelly Writers House

The Word Made Manifest

Text in Handmade Paper

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"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

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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
Ms. Coll. 115, Evans’s 8 September 1868 sketch of Napoleon III (Louis-Napoleon)

Thomas W. Evans and Royalty

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Dental Library Display Space , Levy Dental Medicine Library
The Bibliophile as Bookbinder: The Angling Binding of S.A. Neff, Jr.

The Bibliophile as Bookbinder

The Angling Binding of S.A. Neff, Jr.

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Goldstein Family Gallery , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Patricia Brennan

Making Artificial Intelligence Trustable, Transparent & Useful

The Role of the National Library of Medicine

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD
Director, National Library of Medicine

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Sergei Rachmaninoff at piano and Eugene Ormandy. Photo courtesy of the Adrian Siegel Collection/Philadelphia Orchestra Archives

Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Its Premiere by the Philadelphia Orchestra:

Celebrating the Rediscovery of a Historic Recording

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Native North American drawings and writing framing exhibit

American Contact

Virtual conference: Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book

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The conference will be held virtually
Detail from Ludwig Abielle, Ill sonates pour le clavicin ou pianoforte opera III (France, 17th century), UPenn Ms. Codex 13, Kislak Center.

Sponsored by the Penn Music Department, the Kislak Center, & the Albrecht Music Library

Music in the Pavilion

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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
September 27, 2019 Night Music Chamber Ensemble
September 27, 2019 Night Music Chamber Ensemble
September 27, 2019 Night Music Chamber Ensemble
November 8, 2019 "The varies Carols I Hear" Penn Sings Whitman
November 8, 2019 "The varies Carols I Hear" Penn Sings Whitman
November 8, 2019 "The varies Carols I Hear" Penn Sings Whitman
January 17, 2020 Jasper String Quartet & Friends
January 17, 2020 Jasper String Quartet & Friends
January 17, 2020 Jasper String Quartet & Friends
April 10, 2020 Arcana New Music Ensemble
April 10, 2020 Arcana New Music Ensemble
April 10, 2020 Arcana New Music Ensemble
Ptolemy, [Almagest] [manuscript] [Spain], A.H. 783 (1381), LJS 268, 132v

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Arabic and Greek Science and Philosophy

Form and Style in the Transmission to the Latin West

Professor Charles Burnett, The Warburg Institute, University of London

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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
Monday, November 11: Fides Interpres
Monday, November 11: Fides Interpres
Monday, November 11: Fides Interpres
Tuesday, November 12: Sensus huius litterae est
Tuesday, November 12: Sensus huius litterae est
Tuesday, November 12: Sensus huius litterae est
Thursday, November 14: Intentio mea in hoc libro
Thursday, November 14: Intentio mea in hoc libro
Thursday, November 14: Intentio mea in hoc libro
First place: Sunset over the Lessley Site, Smith Creek Archaeological Project, Fort Adams, Mississippi

Museum Library: student photo contest

Penn in the Field 2019

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LJS 438, Neoplatonic and neopythagorean translations (Florence, ca. 1475)

Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies
Visiting Research Fellow’s Lecture

Riddles and Puzzles

Pythagoras in the Italian Quattrocento

Anna Corrias, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Nikolay Ushin, book cover design for  Emil Zola's Germinal (Russia, 1926), Monroe Price Collection, Kislak Center

Red Etchings:

Soviet Book Illustrations from the Collection of Monroe Price

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Red Etchings: Soviet Book Illustration from the Collection of Monroe Price
Guest curator talk and reception - Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 5:30PM
Exhibit: Soviet architecture

Soviet Architecture: The Fifth View

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Ashley Bryan, "Peggy" illustration from Feedom Over Me (Simon & Schuster, 2016)

Remarkable Figures

Women in the Art of Ashley Bryan

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Snyder-Granader Study Alcove , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Detail from of Charles Godfrey Leland's May 3, 1870 letter to George Henry Baker, UPenn Ms. Coll. 1070

Archives Month Philly

From Antarctica to Zimbabwe

Around the World with Archives, Books and Codices

October 23, 2019, 5:00-6:30 PM

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Cover of Ashley Bryan's autobiography Infinite hope featureing a black and white photograph of him as a young soldier in WWII with a line sketch of a soldier overlayed in yellow

Ashley Bryan Archive Celebration

and Philadelphia Book Launch for Infinite Hope

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Graphic showing train on trestle from below

We Are the Storm / Migration Now

Activist Poster Art by Justseeds Artists' Cooperative

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Fisher Exhibition Space , Fisher Fine Arts Library , 1st floor
Covers of two journals, The Black Scholar and Black Lesbians, from the Joanna Banks Collection.

2020 Jay I. Kislak Symposium

Black Women Writing Across Genres
in the Late 20th Century

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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
Walt Whitman, “22 specifications,” Manuscript, [1882], List of the passages to be expunged from James Osgood’s 1881 Boston edition (6th ed.) of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.

Censorship & Democracy: From Whitman to the 21st Century

A panel in conjunction with Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion , Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center , 6th floor
Keith Carter. Leaves of Grass #1, 2018-2019, from the series Walt Whitman: Beautiful Imperfect things. Courtesy of the Artist.

Keith Carter: Art and the Archive

Presented in conjunction with "Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy"

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