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This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Sold by: John Bell and British Bookselling in the 18th-19th centuries

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Sold by: John Bell and British Bookselling in the 18th-19th centuries What did it mean to be a bookseller at the… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: A Full House: Books about Cards and Gaming at Vanderbilt

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: A Full House: Books about Cards and Gaming at Vanderbilt Come learn more about the recent acquisitions of one of the… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Franz Rosenzweig and His ‘Star’

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Franz Rosenzweig and His ‘Star’ Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) numbers among the most significant Jewish thinkers of the 20th century. He wrote… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Fit to Print in Nashville: Nashville Journalists

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Fit to Print in Nashville: Nashville Journalists Since 1907, two primary newspapers—each with their own political bent—have recorded Nashville’s history: the… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Delineations of Devilry: Defining Demons and Witches 1500-1800 (October 31)

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Delineations of Devilry: Defining Demons and Witches 1500-1800 Just in time for Halloween, join us for a conversation with curator Rachel… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Natural Magick, Alchemy, and Elixirs in Renaissance Medicine (October 24)

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Natural Magick, Alchemy, and Elixirs in Renaissance Medicine What do the philosopher’s stone, mummies, and potable gold all have in common?… Keep Reading

The History of Kirkland Hall Topic of New Exhibition

A new exhibition highlighting the history of Kirkland Hall is now on display in the Special Collections Library. Kirkland Hall is the iconic symbol of Vanderbilt University – it’s tall and identifiable presence graces the covers of university publications, football tickets, and many picture frames throughout campus. It stood as the central building on a… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The South in 1960s Pulp Fiction Novels

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: The South in 1960s Pulp Fiction Novels Stereotypical characterizations of southern values, people and places are found in an interesting assemblage… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: Brief History of Television Advertising

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: Brief History of Television Advertising The Vanderbilt Television News Archive includes over 200,000 commercial breaks. Jim Duran will demonstrate the many… Keep Reading

This Week’s Curator’s Talk: The World Wars and their Impact on Vanderbilt

Join us in the Special Collections Library from 11:15am-12:00pm every Wednesday morning during this semester for fascinating talks led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. To see the full series, click here. This week’s talk: The World Wars and their Impact on Vanderbilt Highlights of the Vandy Goes to War exhibition will be the focus… Keep Reading