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Ginsberg’s New Year Blues is featured book for January 2017

New Year Blues by Allen Ginsberg is our featured book for the first month in this new year, January 2017. Irwin Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997) was an American poet and a pivotal figure of the Beat Movement of the 1950s. Born in … Continue reading

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Alumna Molly Peacock publishes new book

  The Analyst A collection of poetry exploring her evolving relationship with Jewish psychoanalyst Joan Stein When a psychoanalyst became a painter after surviving a stroke, her longtime patient, distinguished and beloved poet Molly Peacock, took up a unique task. The … Continue reading

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Hidebound: the Grisly Invention of Parchment

While most of the Old World was writing on papyrus, bamboo, and silk, Europe carved its own gruesome path through the history books. To an ancient Egyptian of the third century BCE, the rolls of papyrus on which the country … Continue reading

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It’s all in the details!

Shown is a detail from The Cloisters Apocalypse, an early fourteenth century Latin manuscript depicting the narrative present in the Book of Revelations. The manuscript dates to c.1330 when it was produced in Normandy, France for the noble family de Montigny. … Continue reading

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Special Collections and CEMERS reveal newly-acquired 14th century Latin manuscript

“Literal Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews” (Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos) ~Nicholas of Lyra This week’s celebration of alum Alex Huppé’s generosity in Bartle Library’s Huppé Reading Room offered the opportunity to view the 14th century manuscript … Continue reading

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Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos is the November 2016 Book of the Month

  NICHOLAS OF LYRA, Postilla litteralis super epistolam ad hebraeos (Literal Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews) Special Collections in the Bartle Library, is celebrating a new acquisition: a 14th-century manuscript of Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla litteralis super epistolam … Continue reading

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Illuminated Lifestyles: Food, Sport and Books in Medieval Life Exhibit @ Bartle Library

Come and experience aristocratic life in the Middle Ages at the Bartle Library. Illuminated Lifestyles: Food, Sport and Books in Medieval Life gives viewers a glimpse into the past through library resources and interactive technology. Selections from the extensive publishing … Continue reading

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Sustainability: What can I do?

The term “sustainability” evokes electric cars, solar power and clean water. How can I get involved? If you want to go deeper into what sustainability really means as a citizen of Planet Earth, visit the University Downtown Center (UDC) Library-Information … Continue reading

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CEMERS 50th Anniversary Conference, Oct. 21-22

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) will host its 50th anniversary conference – titled “The Pre-modern Book in a Global Context: Materiality and Visuality” – Oct. 21 and 22, at the University Downtown Center. The conference, which begins … Continue reading

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Celebrating CEMERS Golden Anniversary with the Book of the Month

The Ellesmere Chaucer is the October Book of the Month in honor of  the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies’ (CEMERS) 50th Anniversary The Ellesmere Chaucer reproduced in facsimile.  Manchester : The University Press, 1911.  Call number:  Z 1152 .C496, v.1-2. … Continue reading

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