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Mar 6, 2024

Mar 6, 2024

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join co-curators Eric Ensley and Emily Martin for a special guided tour of the Making the Book, Past and Present exhibition in the Main Library Gallery! All are welcome to attend this free event.    About the exhibit:    Making the Book, Past and Present explores the intersections of history, art, and practicality. What can we learn by placing books, materials, and makers from the Middle Ages through today in conversation with one another? Many techniques and materials common centuries ag...

Mar 21, 2024

Mar 21, 2024

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo, assistant professor in the departments of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, History, and Latina/o/x Studies at the University of Iowa, will explore how the potential for demographic change has affected the legal and social environment for obstetrical care in Iowa and the Midwest. Dr. Murillo is Assistant Professor in the departments of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, History, and Latina/o/x Studies at the University of Iowa. She is completing her first b...

Mar 26, 2024

Mar 26, 2024

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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This lecture looks at the continuing life and uses of some very old books in and outside of the Making the Book, Past and Present exhibition. Starting from one of the biggest in both scale and edition size, the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle, which was printed from hundreds of woodcut blocks, to others containing mystical puzzles or movable parts, no two copies of a pre-modern book were ever the same. This look at annotating, collecting, and censoring them, as well as keeping things in them will s...

Apr 3, 2024

Apr 3, 2024

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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Save the date for our in-person event on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the IMU International Ballroom (formerly known as the 2nd Floor Ballroom). Refreshments and social time will begin at 3:30 p.m., and the award celebration will begin at 4 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public. This event recognizes the recipients for the following awards: May Brodbeck Distinguished Achievement Award for Faculty Susan C. Buckley Distinguished Achievement Award for St...

Apr 11, 2024

Apr 11, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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A Virtual Curator Talk with Eric Ensley and Emily Martin Join Eric Ensley and Emily Martin, co-curators of Making the Book, Past and Present, for a behind-the-scenes look at their Main Library Gallery exhibition. Find out how they decided which Special Collections & Archives materials to share with visitors, discover more about some of the curators' favorite items, and learn why it is so important to show modern book art in conversation with historic books.  Registration is required to att...

May 1, 2024

May 1, 2024

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join co-curators Eric Ensley and Emily Martin for a special guided tour of the Making the Book, Past and Present exhibition in the Main Library Gallery! All are welcome to attend this free event.    About the exhibit:    Making the Book, Past and Present explores the intersections of history, art, and practicality. What can we learn by placing books, materials, and makers from the Middle Ages through today in conversation with one another? Many techniques and materials common centuries ag...