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Special Collections News & Updates 4/20/2017

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Upcoming Events:

Final Mellon Sawyer Lecture Friday, April 28. 8:30AM-2:30PM

Marina Rustow
“Fatimid State Documents, Serial Recyclers and the Cairo Geniza”

Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Princeton University
8:30–10:00am

Erik Kwakkel
“Aristotle and the Medieval University: The Birth of a New Book Format”

University Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden
10:30 a.m.–noon

Katherine Tachau
“Piece-work and Medieval University Book Production: The Pecia”

Professor of History, University of Iowa
1–2:30 p.m.

 

 

April Iowa Bibliophiles Recap

Instruction Librarian Amy Chen presented about her game, Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History at the April Meeting 4/12/2017. The Iowa Bibliophiles, including a group of students from Scattergood Friends School, tested the game in three groups.

Amy Chen will be a guest all next week at Columbia University presenting about the game and play testing. More information: https://blogs.cul.columbia.edu/rbml/2017/03/07/codex-conquest/

Follow along on the game’s website for all the updates: http://codexconquest.lib.uiowa.edu/ 

Congratulations:

Elizabeth Riordan is one of the winners of the library student employee scholarship. Congratulations, Elizabeth! Liz is a graduate student in the School of Library and Information Science and has worked in Special Collections all of the 2016-2017 academic year. Elizabeth welcomes the chance to work in the archives where every person and item has a story.

 

 

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Historically Yours Podcast Episode 2: Heroic Deeds with Liz Riordan

 


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Special Collections News & Updates 3/22/2017

 

March News & Updates:

Instruction Update:

In February 2017 we had 40 class sessions!

 

Staff Awards & Updates:

Image of David McCartneyUniversity Archivist David McCartney was elected president of the Midwest Archives Conference for a two year term. Read more.

 

 

 

 

Event Recap & Photos:

 

Book artist David Esslemont visited Special Collections for the opening reception for “Open * Set.”  This traveling exhibition from the American Academy of Bookbinders is on display on the third floor of the Main Library outside Special Collections until April 19th.

The evening of the exhibition opening, Acquisitions and Collections Management Librarian Margaret Gamm presented new acquisitions to the Iowa Bibliophiles on March 8th.

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Special Collections News & Updates 2/2/2017

News of Interest:

 

Events:

Andrei Codrescu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions:

 

Documenting Dada Disseminating Dada exhibition

 

Instruction:

Amy is working with Serina Sulentic to allow her graphic design students create printable and boxed versions of Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History, which is currently being developed and tested.

The Instruction Program is gearing up for the spring: we’ve already booked 77 classes!

If you have any plans to bring a class in this semester contact us ASAP about availability.

 

You can use this form: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/services/classes/

 

Staff Publications, Activities, and Awards:

Image of Tim ShipeTimothy Shipe, curator of the International Dada Archives has two new publications:

“Hugo Ball.” (in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism)

“A Century of Documenting Dada: From Coupures de presse to ‘Dadabase’”. In Caietele avangardei, no. 8 (2016).

 

University Archivist David McCartney wrote the cover story in this month’s Archival Outlook called, “Archival Bonds, Love and Friendship in the Archives.” http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=376049

 

 

 

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