Book History Colloquium: “Forged In Fire: The Jefferson Collection at the Library of Congress” with Mark Dimunation

The Book History Colloquium at Columbia will welcome Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress on March 23, 2010. Mr. Dimunation recently completed the project to reconstruct Thomas Jefferson’s Collection. He will speak on Mr. Jefferson’s Library and how it shaped the nation’s library. The nucleus of the […]

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Research Without Borders, Speakers Series: “Who Pays for Open Access?”

Is publishing an open-access journal good business? And for whom? Join this lively discussion about business-model options for open-access scholarly journals. More info about this event. Join us today for a conversation about open-access business models with Mike Rossner of Rockefeller University Press, Ivy Anderson of the California Digital Library, and Bettina Goerner of Springer.  Who […]

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“Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal” New Online Exhibit!

The Columbia University Libraries are pleased to launch a new online exhibition, "Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal." Frances Perkins (1880-1965) is no longer a household name, yet she was one of the most influential women of the twentieth century. Government official for New York State and the federal government, including Industrial Commissioner of […]

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History of Health Sciences Lecture Series

Wonders of Nature and Miracles of Medicine: Popularizing Science in Life Magazine, 1936-1972 Dr. Bert Hansen, Columbia graduate and professor of history at Baruch College of the City University of New York, will examine the role of LIFE magazine in shaping Americans’ ideas of science in the mid-20th century.  LIFE was one of the most […]

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The Book History Colloquium: Writing About Coffee, Reading In Cafés: Literature and Coffeehouses in Early Modern France by Thierry Rigogne

Well before Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Parisian cafés have shared a strong affinity with literature. In the seventeenth century, it was books, from travel accounts to medical treatises, that introduced the French to what was then a new, exotic, Oriental beverage. Writers immediately patronized the first coffeehouses, where they could discuss literature and […]

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Exhibition: Comics in the Curriculum

Graphic novels and comics are, for the most part, a recent addition to the Columbia University Libraries collections, and this addition reflects both the variety and sophistication of the medium as well as critical and academic interest. In recent years the collection has grown to include over 1,300 titles. The “graphic novel” is a format—narrative […]

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Thomas Roma, Photographer and Columbia Professor, Exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery

Columbia University’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery begins 2010 with a rare opportunity to view exhibition prints from Thomas Roma’s published works. Pictures for Books is open to the public from Wednesday, January 20, through Saturday, March 27. In conjunction with the exhibition, the gallery presents a conversation between the curator and artist […]

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Curator Lecture Series: “Architectural Archives in Avery Library”

Janet Parks, Curator of Drawings and Archives in the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, will speak at Columbia University on "Curator’s Choice: Architectural Archives in Avery Library." The talk, sponsored by the Friends of Columbia Libraries, is free and open to the public. Janet Parks has been Curator of Drawings and Archives at Columbia […]

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