The gift includes collections of more than 11,000 items, totaling $12 million and covering four centuries of American Jewish history, and the world’s first endowed position in Judaica digital humanities.
On the agenda: a PHILADANCO Christmas performance at Annenberg, a card-making opportunity at Penn Libraries, and a goodbye to Lightbox Film Center.
The Libraries has launched a new initiative to enhance collections that represent and reflect the University’s diverse population, and to highlight those works in a series of blog posts, starting with Afrofuturism.
Having just completed her first year, Constantia Constantinou is helping to guide the Penn Libraries into the future, driving collections, forming new partnerships, and reimagining spaces.
The story of the professor and provost whose affinity for science and history led him to amass a collection that stands as a testament to his passion for chemistry.
Junior Margarita Ortiz conducted a comprehensive survey of 18 sites as a summer intern for the Historic Germantown consortium in her hometown of Philadelphia.
The weeklong DReAM Lab, put on by the Price Lab for Digital Humanities and the Penn Libraries, offered participants the chance to study a range of subjects, from text analysis to augmented reality and Afrofuturism.
On loan from the Collegium Institute, an archive of materials written to and by Elizabeth Anscombe will be at the Libraries’ Kislak Center for Special Collections for the next three years.
A unique course combining literature and design leads to a mobile printing press that will be part of the poet’s 200th birthday celebration.
Two centuries after his birth, Walt Whitman’s poetry still resonates with audiences today. The Penn Libraries is leading a region-wide, yearlong celebration of Whitman at 200.
The Penn Libraries’ Kislak Center houses ephemera from the life of Marian Anderson, the first African-American woman to sing a lead role in The Metropolitan Opera. The Center’s David McKnight spoke with WWFM about a new grant funding the digitization of the Anderson collection. (Audio)
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Erin Connelly of the Libraries is working with other experts to identify old stains in a centuries-old medical text using multi-spectral imaging. The results of their studies suggest that the tomes were actively used in medicine and alchemy, a predecessor to chemistry.
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