Monthly Archives: February 2017

IASH Fellows Speaker Series

Giovanna Montenegro, assistant professor of comparative literature and Romance languages, will speak on “German Bankers and the Conquest of Venezuela: Cultural Memory of ‘Heretic’ Capital and Colonization” at noon Wednesday, March 1, in LN-1106, the IASH Conference Room. She seeks … Continue reading

Posted in BU Campus Events, German, InternationalStudiesBlog | Comments Off on IASH Fellows Speaker Series

Happy Birthday Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine on this day in 1807. His works include  The Golden Legend, The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Longfellow was one of the most popular … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

Visit the Etruscan, Greek and Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with CNES

Visit the Etruscan, Greek and Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Time and Cosmos exhibit at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU on Saturday, March 25. Bus departs Binghamton University at 7 … Continue reading

Posted in Binghamton University Events, Events | Comments Off on Visit the Etruscan, Greek and Roman galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with CNES

Download 10,000 of the First Recordings of Music Ever Made

Long before vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s came along, people first experienced audio recordings through another medium — through cylinders made of tin foil, wax and plastic. Thanks to the University of California-Santa Barbara Cylinder Audio Archive, you can now download or stream a digital collection … Continue reading

Posted in Archives in the News, Cool Site of the Month | Comments Off on Download 10,000 of the First Recordings of Music Ever Made

CEMERS trip to the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will host a bus trip to the Cloisters and the Islamic Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Friday, March 17. A guided tour will be provided at both museums. The cost is … Continue reading

Posted in Binghamton University Events | Comments Off on CEMERS trip to the Cloisters and the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Happy Birthday Sidney Poitier!

Visit Special Collections to see this and other lobby cards – we are located on the second floor of the Bartle Library (off of the North Reading Room).

Posted in New Acquisitions | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Sidney Poitier!

“It ain’t never no use puttin’ up yer umbrell’ till it rains.” – Mrs. Wiggs

Did you know that February 17 is National Cabbage Day? To observe the day celebrating this humble vegetable, we pulled out Mrs Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch, a 1901 novel by American author Alice Hegan Rice. It is the story of a … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Comments Off on “It ain’t never no use puttin’ up yer umbrell’ till it rains.” – Mrs. Wiggs

Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony!

March 15 is the birthday of Susan B. Anthony – she would have been 197 if she were still alive today. Born in Massachusetts and raised as a Quaker, she played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement. In … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Comments Off on Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony!

How 18-year-old engineering students saved U of T’s rarest books

Group of students came up with fix for dampness seeping through library walls By Kate McGillivray, CBC News Posted: Feb 06, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 06, 2017 7:38 AM ET             Yewon Son … Continue reading

Posted in Archives in the News, Books, Preservation | Comments Off on How 18-year-old engineering students saved U of T’s rarest books