John Martin Rare Book Room Open House Thursday, March 22 5-8pm
Now in the 200th year since its publication, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus continues to raise questions about humanity, scientific ethics, and the place of the monster in our imaginations.
This event features books and manuscripts from the John Martin Rare Book Room and Main Library’s Special Collections, which together trace the creation of the novel, and the scientific world that it grew out of.
The University of Library History of Medicine Society invites you to
Incunabula in a Medical Context
Thursday, March 27, 4:30-7 pm
Incunabula are early printed books dating from 1450 to 1500, immediately after the introduction of the printing press.
The John Martin Rare Book Room at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will be opening its doors on the evening of Thursday, March 27 to let guests take a stroll through the 15th century. Attendees will be allowed to page through and photograph our 32 incunabula along with select medieval manuscripts and facsimiles (copies), from 1500-1520.
To learn more, visit the Rare Book Room site. Contact Rare Book Room Curator Donna Hirst at (319) 335-9154 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss this chance for a unique glimpse into centuries-old medical scholarship!
Incunabula page from the editio princeps of Lactantius (Italy, 1465).
Manuscript belongs to Cambridge University Library’s Incunabula Project.