Helen Deutsch, professor of English from the University of California, Los Angeles, will lecture on “Disability, Irony, Untimeliness: The Lateness of Jonathan Swift” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Room 2320, Special Collections Reading Room located on the second floor of the Bartle Library.
Interested students and faculty are also invited to attend a special lunchtime seminar with Deutsch at noon Friday, Oct.31. For more information, special accommodations or seating requests, contact John Havard via e-mail.
Treat yourself to medieval manuscripts…early editions of major authors…fascinating modern manuscripts… and gems from the University’s Archives. Hold in your hands the smallest book in our library and turn the pages of its oldest! Learn how accessible these amazing resources are and how they can elevate and inspire your Binghamton University experience. Join us Friday, October 17 from 2-3 pm or 3-4 pm as we explore what’s so “special” about Special Collections! You can find us on the 2nd floor of Bartle Library or look for the signs!
This exhibit explores the history of the residential communities and their unique traditions, events and activities. The exhibit is located in the Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives Department of Bartle Library and will be on display through the Fall semester. For additional information about the exhibit please contact the University Archivist at 777-6459 or email@example.com
“Some of These People”: Marking the Other in Soviet Russia features Soviet posters on loan from the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections and is curated by Michael Kosowski ’16, who majors in art history and Russian.
The exhibit opening will be on Thursday, October 16, 5:00-6:30pm in the Nancy J. Powell Gallery of the University Art Museum.
Admission to the museum is free. For directions and museum hours, go online.
The Mallevs maleficarvm was produced to allow the clergy and the laity to understand and identify witches and their works. The text is split into three sections. The first section argues why witchcraft is real and how dangerous witchcraft can be to the community. The second section relates how witches operate and relates real cases of witches and witchcraft. The last section tells the reader how best to discover a witch and the legal measure that must be taken to prove that the person is in fact a witch. In all, the Mallevs maleficarvm acted as a handbook for the understanding and discovery of witches in Europe during this period.
The book has a limp vellum binding with yapp edges. Holes and the remains of leather ties are evident on both covers. A green morocco spine leather piece has the title stamped in gilt and is decorated with gilt fillets. The text has running titles; decorated initials, signatures, guide words, and tail-pieces. There is a printer’s device on the verso of the last page.
Mallevs maleficarvm. By Henricus Institoris (Heinrich Krämer) and Jakob Sprenger. Published by Nicolaum Bassaeum. Francofvrti ad Moenvm: 1580.
Mallevs maleficarvm is housed in the Rare Book Collection, located in the Special Collections, University Archives and Preservation department of the Glenn G. Bartle Library. Special Collections is open to the public 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Call number: BF 1569. A2 I4 1580. The Rare Book Collection.
October is New York State Archives month—and American Archives Month. It is a time to celebrate and promote the rich and diverse documentary heritage of the state by increasing public awareness of archival materials and repositories and by acknowledging the importance of our records keepers.
During the month, archives, historical societies, libraries, local governments, and museums in New York State celebrate with exhibits, presentations, banquets, and award ceremonies.
Would you like to know more about Special Collections and Archives at Binghamton University? If so, come and visit us on the second floor of the Bartle Library (off of the North Reading Room). Our hours are M-F 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.