September 17-December 14, 2018
Numbers can indicate quantity but also size, sequence, importance, and even identity. This exhibition presents a selection of works from Arts Library Special Collections that incorporate various aspects of numbers. The books on display include almanacs, maps, musical scores, poems, and puzzles. They employ both practical and theoretical approaches to numbers—from counting sheep (and even clouds) to exploring such concepts as time, distance, money, and magnitude. Other books examine the relationship between numbers and language or color. Whether system or symbol, concrete or abstract, numbers = meaning.
Ensemble@Yale premiered last year, aiming to transform historic programs from the Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre into searchable text through crowdsourced transcription. With your help transcribing digitized programs, we will be able to answer more questions about Yale’s theatrical history, such as “what is the most-produced play at Yale?” or “which actors have played Hamlet on our stages?” You can be a steward of this history by joining us for one or more Transcribe-a-thons!
At the Haas Arts Library, we’ll have entertainment between transcribing sessions including Yale Rep Trivia for prizes, a hands-on look at original programs from Arts Library Special Collections, snacks, and more. At the DHLab, we’ll have a tour of the new Franke Family Digital Humanities Lab, and a digital exhibit created for the 50th anniversary of Yale Rep up on the big screens. Take a break from your research and be a part of the crowd in crowdsourcing!
Haas Arts Library
Monday, November 12 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 16 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Franke Family Digital Humanities Laboratory
(Sterling Memorial Library)
Friday, November 30 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Please note: Bring your own computer to all events (smartphones and tablets are not compatible with Ensemble@Yale).