Penn Libraries Announces the 2019 Lorraine Beitler Collection Lecture, “The Politics of Paranoia and Nationalism in the Age of Trump”
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Penn Libraries Announces the 2019 Lorraine Beitler Collection Lecture, “The Politics of Paranoia and Nationalism in the Age of Trump”

The Penn Libraries is proud to announce the 2018 Lorraine Beitler Collection Lecture by former Chief Washington Correspondent for Politico and current staff writer at The Atlantic, Edward-Isaac Dovere. The lecture, “The Politics of Paranoia and Nationalism in the Age of Trump,” will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at 5:30 pm at the Penn … Continue reading

Associate University Librarian for Collections Brigitte Burris to Join Project MUSE Advisory Board
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Associate University Librarian for Collections Brigitte Burris to Join Project MUSE Advisory Board

The Penn Libraries values its commitment to celebrating the professional achievements of its employees. It is in this spirit that we are proud to announce that Associate University Librarian for Collections Brigitte Burris has been selected to be a member of the Advisory Board for the scholarly humanities publishing platform Project MUSE. Project MUSE is … Continue reading

Penn Libraries Commemorates Women’s History Month with the Premiere of a Featured Books Display
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Penn Libraries Commemorates Women’s History Month with the Premiere of a Featured Books Display

by Gretchen Stiteler On March 1st, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center premiered its Featured Books display. Featured Books will showcase rotating selections from the library’s vast and varied collection. Though the stacks department is in charge of curating each installation, they will regularly solicit recommendations and ideas from all library staff. The end result of each … Continue reading

Penn Libraries to Play Important Role in 94th Annual Medieval Academy of America Meeting
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Penn Libraries to Play Important Role in 94th Annual Medieval Academy of America Meeting

Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Constantia Constantinou is proud of the Penn Libraries’ long tradition of supporting medieval studies at Penn. “From a dedicated medieval studies resource room on the fourth floor serving students and faculty for over forty years to the 2013 donation of the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Manuscript Collection … Continue reading

Penn Libraries’ Innovative Digital Humanities Collaboration, “Scribes of the Cairo Geniza,” Enters a New Phase
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Penn Libraries’ Innovative Digital Humanities Collaboration, “Scribes of the Cairo Geniza,” Enters a New Phase

This spring represents an exciting advancement in our Judaica Digital Humanities group’s innovative collaboration with Zooniverse, a citizen science web portal, that brings the Cairo Geniza to a mass audience online. “Scribes of the Cairo Geniza,” a project that classified and sorted over 10 percent of the entire Cairo Geniza in its first phase, will … Continue reading

Digitization of Historic German-American Newspapers Collection is Now Complete
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Digitization of Historic German-American Newspapers Collection is Now Complete

German-American Newspapers from the pre-World War I era provide rare insight into the everyday life as well as the social and political aspirations of one of the leading ethnic minorities in the U.S. at the time. Now, scholars will be able to peruse digitized copies of a historic collection of nine German-language newspapers published in … Continue reading

Manuscript Scholar and Open Data Advocate Dr. William Noel Appointed to Associate Vice Provost for External Partnerships at the Penn Libraries
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Manuscript Scholar and Open Data Advocate Dr. William Noel Appointed to Associate Vice Provost for External Partnerships at the Penn Libraries

Dr. William Noel has been appointed Associate Vice Provost for External Partnerships, in addition to his current role as Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts and Director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS). In his new appointment, Noel will raise Penn Libraries’ global profile as a center … Continue reading