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Portrait: Jonathan Swift

A Raging Wit

The Life and Legacy of Jonathan Swift

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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
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
Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet

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
From Petrus Camper, Natuurkundige Verhandelingen over den Orang Outang (1782)

The A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography

Fossils, Apes, Humans:

A Chapter in the History of Science, Revisited

Carlo Ginzburg, Professor Emeritus, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

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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 x

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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
Wild West show featuring woman with lasso

OK, I'll do it myself x

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
Zora Returns to Harlem
One-women Performance: Thursday, October 4, at 7:30-9:00PM
Women's Voices from American Frontiers
Exhibition Opening & Conference: September 6-7, 2018
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

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
Detail of poster showing Antoniá Badón as Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Returns to Harlem