Curator’s Talk 11/7: Black Studies As (A) Movement: Exhibiting Fifty Years of AADS @VU

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday… Keep reading

Exhibit Opening: All Hallows: Witches, Magic, and Things That Go Bump

Halloween is a holiday traditionally celebrated each year on October 31.  The tradition dates to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain.   The Celtic new year began on November 1st, and October 31st was viewed as the dividing line between the end of the harvest season and the onset of winter.  On the evening before the… Keep reading

“Thinking 3D” Exhibition CLOSING: Thursday, October 31

Vanderbilt’s History of Medicine Collections’ exhibition, “Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present,” will be closing this coming Thursday, October 31. The exhibit, located in the Eskind Biomedical Library, is part of a collaborative year-long initiative with Oxford University and focuses on the origins of modern neuroscience, exploring human perception through… Keep reading

“Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” Reception in Special Collections

A reception for the “Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” exhibit will occur in Special Collections on Friday, October 11, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. An exhibit marking fifty years of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University will be on display in Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through November 2019. The exhibit… Keep reading

“Black Studies As (A) Movement: AADS @50” Exhibit Opens at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

An exhibit marking fifty years of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University will be on display in Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through November 2019. The exhibit highlights materials held in Vanderbilt University Special Collections, University Archives, as well as items loaned from the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies. The Department of… Keep reading

Curator’s Talk 9/5: Food for Wealth and Health: Five Centuries of Cookbooks and Recipes

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday… Keep reading

Curator’s Talks: Fall 2019

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from cookbook collections to the 1969 Moon Walk. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first Thursday… Keep reading

Nikki Giovanni Pop Up Exhibit

Nikki Giovanni: Black Feeling, Black Talk Central Library Lobby August 2019 Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943) is one of America’s most respected African American poets.  A poet, essayist, activist and educator, she graduated with honors from Fisk University with a B.A. in history in 1967.  She was the first recipient of the Rosa L. Parks Woman… Keep reading

Nikki Giovanni book cover for Black Judgement

143 Years of Commencement Exhibit

April 2019 Central Library Lobby The first Vanderbilt University Commencement took place in the chapel of the Main building, now known as Kirkland Hall, on June 20, 1877.  The fledgling university granted 10 degrees in the Arts & Sciences and 52 in Medicine.  The week of Commencement included Founder’s Day festivities, the annual debates of… Keep reading

Commencement trumpets

The Ides of March: Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” Exhibit

March-April 2019 Central Library Lobby William Shakespeare (c. 1564-1616) was an English actor, playwright and poet.  Born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare became one of the foremost dramatists of his age, producing over thirty plays and nearly 200 poems.   Shakespeare’s plays have been staged regularly for over 400 years.  His works have been… Keep reading