Mapping the Middle Ages: Marking Time, Space, and Knowledge — RBSC 2024 Spring Exhibition is now open
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Rare Books and Special Collections’ spring exhibition, Mapping the Middle Ages: Marking Time, Space, and Knowledge, is open and will run through July 31st.  The tension between literal and figurative arrangements of space, time, and knowledge during the Middle Ages is brought to the fore through the primary objects that remain. Geography, whether real or imagined ..read more
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Upcoming Events: February 2024
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3w ago
Please join us for the following public events and exhibits being hosted in Rare Books and Special Collections: Thursday, February 1 at 5:00pm | Italian Research Seminar: “Leonardo da Vinci’s Way of Seeing Water. Wetlands, Mapping, and the Art of Painting” by Francesca Fiorani (University of Virginia). Thursday, February 23 at 5:00pm | Italian Research Seminar: M.A. Students Presentations (University ..read more
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Welcome Back! Spring 2024 in Special Collections
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1M ago
Rare Books and Special Collections welcomes students, faculty, staff, researchers, and visitors back to campus for Spring ’24! Here are a variety of things to watch for in Special Collections during the coming semester. Spring 2024 Exhibition: Mapping the Middle Ages: Marking Time, Space, and Knowledge The tension between literal and figurative arrangements of space ..read more
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Happy Holidays from Special Collections!
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by rbsc
2M ago
Rare Books and Special Collections is open Monday through Thursday this week (December 18-21, 2023) — appointments are recommended. After that, we will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2023, through Monday, January 1, 2024, in participation with the campus-wide holiday break for all faculty, staff, and students. Special Collections will reopen on Tuesday, January 2 ..read more
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Special Collections Goes to Hollywood
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2M ago
Fritz von Erich, The Iron Claw, and the Jack Pfefer Wrestling Collection “I make a much better heel than babyface.” Thus wrote former Southern Methodist University football player turned professional wrestler Jack Adkisson to Dallas-area wrestling promoter Ed McLemore in a September 1953 letter. Using the inside language of professional wrestling, Adkisson was explaining that ..read more
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Women in Irish Prisons: Autographs of Prisoners in 1923
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2M ago
by Aedín Ní Bhróithe Clements, Irish Studies Librarian (retired) Autograph books, nicely-bound books full of blank pages, have been popular for a long time — from schoolchildren’s record of classroom friendships to collections of famous people’s autographs. The Hesburgh Library recently added to its collection a small but powerful document of women’s involvement in Ireland’s ..read more
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Upcoming Events: December 2023
University Of Notre Dame » Rare Books & Special Collections
by rbsc
3M ago
Please join us for the following public events and exhibits being hosted in Rare Books and Special Collections: Thursday, December 7 at 5:00pmItalian Research Seminar: “Desire, Anxiety, Shame: Transatlantic (Re)Mediations and ‘Italian Culture'” by Loredana Polezzi (Stony Brook University). The exhibition Making and Unmaking Emancipation in Cuba and the United States is now ..read more
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Beat Generation Cookbook: Illustrated
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3M ago
As a holiday centered around a meal, Thanksgiving includes some introspection, as we pause to reflect on the past year and give thanks before tucking in.  This Beat Generation Cookbook, although not a particularly Thanksgiving-themed one, takes an irreverent and somewhat alternative approach to meals and cooking, and by implication, to national holidays like Thanksgiving ..read more
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On the Retirement of Aedín Ní Bhróithe Clements
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by rbsc
3M ago
by Erika Hosselkus, Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources and Services Aedín Clements joined Hesburgh Libraries in 2005 as the organization’s first dedicated Irish Studies Librarian. During her tenure, Aedín has developed world class research and special collections in Irish literature, history, and adjacent fields. These include the near-comprehensive Irish Fiction Collection, the Jonathan Swift ..read more
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A Revised Martyrology for 16th Century German Catholics
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3M ago
Hesburgh Libraries has just acquired the first edition of an extremely rare German-language Catholic Martyrology that was edited by the famed Jesuit scholar-saint, Peter Canisius (1521-1597). The work, Martyrologium: der Kirchen-Kalender, darinnen angezeiget werden, die christlichen Feste und Heiligen Gottes beyder Testamente (Dilingen, 1562), was apparently undertaken by one Adam Walasser, who enlisted Canisius’ help while ..read more
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