June 2016 News

June 30, 2016
President Peter Salovey has announced the reappointment of Susan Gibbons as university librarian and deputy provost, through June 30, 2021. In her second term, effective July 1, Susan also takes on new leadership responsibilities as deputy provost for collections and scholarly communication. Her...
June 28, 2016
Last week, world-renowned chef René Redzepi leaned over a 17th-century volume in the Beinecke Reading Room and studied a recipe for pickling an “old, fat goose”. He later visited the Babylonian collection, whose cuneiform tablets bear some of the oldest recipes in the world. The visit was with a...
June 21, 2016
Dr. Harvey Cushing, a path-breaking neurosurgeon and Sterling Professor of Neurosurgery at Yale, had books on his mind when he wrote to his friend Dr. Arnold Klebs on Oct. 4, 1936. Cushing, a passionate bibliophile, had amassed over his career a vast collection of rare and historical medical and...
June 21, 2016
"Heuristic Evaluation for Digital Humanities Projects" June 21 at 2:00pm in the DHLab (SML 316) During DHLab Office Hours, Alexandra Provo presented on the evaluation of digital humanities projects, with Photogrammar as her case study. Borrowing from user experience research methods, Alex conducted...
June 20, 2016
"Locating the Literary History of Word Processing (Hint: It's Not in Special Collections)" June 20 at 10:30-11:30am in Yale Center for British Art, Lecture Hall Matthew Kirschenbaum will discuss what it means to do scholarship at the intersection of literary and technological history, working with...
International Festival of Arts & Ideas
June 13, 2016
The 21st International Festival of Arts & Ideas descends on New Haven for a 16-day celebration of arts and culture.  This year’s festival, held from June 10th-25th, is comprised of performances, lectures, and exhibitions from a diverse and dynamic lineup of participants.  The festival’s mission...
June 8, 2016
“Senators, Sinners, and Supermen: The 1950s Comic Book Scare and Juvenile Delinquency,” a new exhibit in the Sterling Memorial Library Exhibition Corridor, tells the story of the 1950s comic book scare and the Tennessee senator who led the crusade against comic books.  Student curator Stephanie...

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