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Curator Talks: Spring 2019

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by faculty, librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from Thomas Hobbs’ Leviathan to Cuneiform Tablets. The talks take place weekly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on Wednesday mornings from… Keep Reading

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol Exhibit

December 18, 2018 – January 7, 2019 Central Library (Fourth Floor Lobby) Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English novelist and social commentator.  During his lifetime, the intense popularity of his works transformed him into a literary colossus.  As a child, he was forced to leave school to work in a factory after his father was… Keep Reading

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

Provost’s Collection Initiative: Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s Alban Trilogy

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library has acquired a beautiful bound volume by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), containing three monographs on ancient monuments in the Alban Hills near Rome: Descrizione e disegno dell’emissario del Lago Albano (Description and Design of the Emissarium of Lake Albano), 1762; Di due spelonche ornate dagli antichi alla riva del… 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