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August 25, 2022 - March 07, 2023


Following one item on its journey, BOOK.DATA.FILE is about diving into the reading room, digitizing collections, and pushing the boundaries of data-driven research and scholarship with library collections.

8:30am - 6:00pm | Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, first floor
The three witches from Macbeth Act 1, 1798 image published by Boydell
October 22, 2022

Wicked Books: Witchcraft at the Library

From medieval Europe to modern cinema and Harry Potter, "the witch" seems always with us. How have different cultures invented and depicted the figure of the witch, and why?

10:30am - 12:00pm | Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Dr. Erica Dunbar
October 25, 2022

Truth Be Told: Black Women and the Making of a Democracy

Erica Armstrong Dunbar (Rutgers University) discusses the central role played by Black women in the founding of the nation and their centuries’ long agitation and activism to force the nation to live up to its promises.

6:00pm - 7:30pm | Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St., University of Pennsylvania