Posts on May 2017

This Week in the Shapiro Lobby: May 8-14, 2017

Pictures of women with men and landscapes above the test "Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Event"

This week in the Shapiro Lobby we are featuring the exhibit "Jane Austen 1817-2017" which features student-curated work marking the bicentennial of Jane Austen's death. We will also be hosting the monthly book display "May I?" as well as a donation bin for Textbooks for Change.

Are Video Games Art?

Late in the Winter term, several students from Kelli Wood's class (HISTART 194: Video Games - Cultures in Play) presented their final projects in the Duderstadt Gallery, in an exhibition entitled, "Are Video Games Art?" The exhibition included several meaningful presentations, and highlighted some of the game systems in the CVGA. We wanted to share some pictures from the event with you.

Modernity and Print Culture

Students and professor looking at book, as described in caption.

In January of 2016, Professor Susan Siegfried reached out to Pablo Alvarez and myself with a proposal: a class focused on 19th century color plate books, tightly focused on the use of original materials, with weekly meetings in Special Collections and out-of-class assignments, drawing heavily on the private collection of Dr. James Ravin, MD, of Toledo. Would we facilitate such an endeavor? Could we?

A Florence Diary by Diana Athill

Cover of A Florence Diary by Diana Athill

This delightful little book, which can be read in one sitting, is a diary kept by novelist and literary editor Diana Athill during a visit to Florence in 1947. She writes about the sights of Florence, the delicious food she ate, and the people she met there.

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