A Reception in Honor of the New Exhibit in Special Collections
Thursday, January 17, 2007 , 4:00 p.m.
Special Collections, First Floor, Thomas Tredway Library
Refreshments will be served
The new exhibit, From Parchment to Pixels: An Exhibition in Honor of the Year of the Book, is now on display in Special Collections. To celebrate this, you are invited to attend a reception and view the exhibit. We look forward to seeing you!
Some information on the exhibit:
In honor of From Parchment to Pixels: The Year of the Book, Special Collections presents a special exhibition intended to illuminate various aspects of book history and the impact books have on the world. In addition, the exhibition showcases some of the highlights held in Special Collections, including a page from the Gutenberg Bible, a 1523 pamphlet by Luther, and the first edition of Huckleberry Finn.
Cello Music Collection at Augustana College
The Augustana College Department of Music is pleased to announce the establishment of a new music collection for cellists. The Ehrlich-Durkee Cello Music Collection consists of various editions of the standard repertoire for all ability levels, as well as unusual and rare pieces and editions, methods books, etudes, etc. The collection was gathered from the personal libraries of John Ehrlich (Professor Emeritus, Drake University), Janina Ehrlich (Professor of Cello, Augustana College) and Charlotte Durkee (deceased, Professor of Cello at Augustana College from 1954 to 1978). Augustana and Quad Cities cello students are taking advantage of this collection to discover new repertoire, try different editions of the music they may be studying, or find new pieces for their own students. This is a vital collection, with plans for continuing expansion in the years to come.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has just released its call for faculty to take part in its annual Summer Seminars and Summer Institutes. A list of the seminars and institutes is included below. More detailed information is available by clicking here.
The deadline is March 3, 2008. Please contact Michael Nolan via e-mail or phone (7367) if you have questions.
Each seminar includes fifteen participants working in collaboration with one or two leading scholars. Participants will have access to a major library collection, with time reserved to pursue individual research and study projects.
- Traditions into Dialogue: Confucianism and Contemporary Virtue Ethics
- St. Francis of Assisi and the Thirteenth Century
- Identity and Self-Representation in the Subcultures of Ancient Rome
- Narrative Theory: Rhetoric and Ethics in Fiction and Nonfiction
- Homer's Readers, Ancient and Modern
Institutes provide intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities under the guidance of faculties distinguished in their fields of scholarship. Institutes aim to prepare participants to return to their classrooms with a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities.
- Venice , the Jews, and Italian Culture: Historical Eras and Cultural Representations
- Past and Present in the Study of India's History and Culture
- The Medieval Mediterranean and the Origins of the West
- Shakespeare's Blackfriars' Playhouse: The Study, the Stage and the Classroom
- Regional Study and the Liberal Arts: Appalachia Up-Close
- The Literature of Equatorial Guinea: A Pedagogical Perspective
- Andean Worlds: New Directions in Scholarship and Teaching
- African American Civil Rights Struggles in the Twentieth Century
- Rethinking America in Global Perspective
- Sources of Russian and Soviet Visual Cultures, 1860-1935: Study, Teaching, and Education
- W.B. Yeats: A Reassessment
- Holy Land and Holy City in Classical Judaism, Christianity, and Islam