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Congratulations Peabody Library!

Congratulations to Peabody Library for winning the statewide Tennessee Library Association Banned Books Week display competition for their exhibit.  Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically… 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

Exhibit Opening: Sebastian Münster and 16th Century Christian Hebraism

Roots, Influences, and Beyond: Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) For fifteen hundred years, only a few Christians were able to read the Hebrew Bible in its original language. All that changed in the sixteenth century, when the first Hebrew grammars and lexicons were written by Christians. The leading Christian Hebraist of that period was Sebastian Münster, who… Keep Reading

October 2018: What’s Happening in the Libraries?

Check out these events planned for October : October 3    Curator’s Talk: The World Wars and their Impact on Vanderbilt, Special Collections,  11:15am-12:00pm October 4    Memorizing the Future: Collecting in the 21st Century, John Gerrard, Dublin: Art Executable, Community Room, 6:00pm-7:00pm October 5    DS Workshop: Introduction to the Open Science Framework (OSF), Central Library 418A 11:10am-12:00pm October … Keep Reading

New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Second Floor Gallery 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open a new exhibit, “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt,” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the second-floor gallery of Central Library. The opening reception, scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Aug. 28, will… Keep Reading

Curator Talks Give Insider Look Into Library Special Collections

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by library librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from The History of the Tarot Card to Alchemy and Medicine. The talks take place weekly in the Central Library, Special Collections Reading Room on Wednesday mornings from 11:10 a.m. – 12:00 pm…. Keep Reading

Joyce Tenneson – Botanical Beauty

(July 26 – August 18, 2018) Joyce Tenneson—Botanical Beauty presents work drawn from two portfolios by the artist, both of which feature atmospheric, poetic photographs of flowers in high contrast with a black background. The first series, Flower Portraits, presents sepia-toned images of flowers in decay. Tenneson has adeptly captured movement, wonder, and vibrancy in… Keep Reading

“Vanderbilt Silver” Exhibition Explores University Treasures & Traditions

The history of silver at Vanderbilt University is rooted in the great American fortune of founder Cornelius Vanderbilt. In 1873, when Vanderbilt made the first part of his gift to found what would in 1875 become Vanderbilt University, he was arguably the richest man in the world. He rose from humble beginnings as a skipper… Keep Reading

Vandy Goes to War – Exhibit Open in Central Library

An exhibition in honor of the centenary of Vanderbilt’s foray into the First World War between 1917-1918 is now open in the Central Library lobby through Homecoming Weekend, October 16th, 2018. The exhibition begins with campus in 1917, when Chancellor James Kirkland issued the first decree to require military training on campus for all male… Keep Reading

Pop-Up Exhibition on Shakespeare’s Othello

  In honor of the Bard’s birthday bash, which will take place on the library lawn this coming Monday, April 23, 2018, this exhibition shares a sampling of materials from the Special Collections Library that feature the famous tragedy, Othello. Several depictions of this work are on display, including: a photograph of a performance of… Keep Reading