A new exhibition is now on view at the Haas Family Arts Library, located at 190 York Street, New Haven. The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon or Canticles, is a book of the Bible that is more lyrical than other parts of the Bible, containing poems about love. For over a century, modern fine printers have been inspired by these expressions of joy and pain, producing beautiful editions that celebrate this classical text through a high level of craft, deluxe materials, illustration, and typography. How right they are to adore you! The Song of Songs through Fine Printing shows examples from Arts Library Special Collections and the Divinity Library that demonstrate a range of approaches in design, printing, and illustration. The exhibition will be on view until February 19.
Post on September 30, 2015 - 2:49pm |
The Whitney Humanities Center auditorium, Thursday, October 8, 5:00 pm
The reign of Elizabeth I saw the rise of Shakespeare's theater, but what did she have to say herself? Dissecting the persona of Elizabeth I through Joycean deconstruction of her letters, speeches, poems and prayers, "texts&beheadings/ElizabethR" is Elizabethan drama in its most literal sense. This presentation is a Compagnia de'Colombari production, created and directed by Karin Coonrod with music by Gina Leishman. A reception will follow.
Sponsored by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Post on September 30, 2015 - 2:25pm |
On view at the Lillian Goldman Law Library (127 Wall Street) and drawing on the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Collection and the library of the Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law, this exhibition examines the Pope’s legal responsibilities throughout history. Curated by Anders Winroth, Forst Family Professor of History, Yale University, and Mike Widener, Rare Book Librarian, Yale Law Library.
Post on September 30, 2015 - 3:03pm |
The Yale University Library recently announced the appointment of Martin (Marty) Kurth as Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, a role which includes managing a large and dedicated staff who oversee the acquisition and cataloging of all library materials. Marty was previously the Associate Dean for Knowledge Access & Resource Management Services at New York University Libraries. Since 2010, Marty oversaw technical services at NYU, leading them through a significant reorganization and reconceptualization.
Prior to NYU, Marty held several roles at Cornell University Library, including head of cataloging, head of metadata services, director of digital library & discovery services, and director of information technology infrastructure. Prior to Cornell, Marty worked in the libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Eastern Washington University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Marty holds a BA in broadcasting & film, a masters in library & information science – both from the University of Iowa – and a masters in English from Eastern Washington University. He has been active at a national level in a number of initiatives and organizations, including The American Library's Association's (ALA's) Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ACLTS), HathiTrust, and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).
University Librarian, Susan Gibbons, commented, "The Yale Library is very fortunate that in the appointment of Marty Kurth as AUL for Technical Services, we gain a national voice coupled with a proven, transformative leader."
Marty can be reached at Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Post on September 28, 2015 - 10:52am |
Exhibition on view September 28, 2015 – February 19, 2016
The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon or Canticles, is a book of the Bible that is more lyrical than other parts of the Bible, containing poems about love. For over a century, modern fine printers have been inspired by these expressions of joy and pain, producing beautiful editions that celebrate this classical text through a high level of craft, deluxe materials, illustration, and typography. This exhibition shows examples from Arts Library Special Collections and the Divinity Library that demonstrate a range of approaches in design, printing, and illustration.
Artist, printer, and publisher Robin Price is currently in production on her interpretation of The Song of Songs. She is working in collaboration with artist Barbara Benish, type designer Liron Lavi Turkenich, and vocal artist Victoria Hanna. Process materials from this new work are included in the exhibition. Robin Price and Barbara Benish will speak about their collaboration on this project on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at 3pm in the Sterling Memorial Library lecture hall. After their presentation, join us to print keepsakes in The Bibliographical Press, also in Sterling Memorial Library, 130 Wall Street. This event is free and open to the public.
Post on September 24, 2015 - 4:17pm |
China and the Chinese Diaspora Open House: English-Language Primary Resources at Yale Libraries
Friday October 9
2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Beinecke Temporary Classroom
(First Floor, Sterling Memorial Library)
Six stations are set up to feature English-language manuscripts and archives, books, periodicals, and online resources related to China and the Chinese Diaspora from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Divinity Library, Manuscripts & Archives, Medical Historical Library, and Sterling Memorial Library.
Sponsored by the East Asia Library and Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University
Post on September 22, 2015 - 8:00pm |
The Digital Humanities Lab invites you to Digital Humanities Office Hours this (and every!) Tuesday, from 2:00pm-3:30pm. We meet in the new DHLab space in Sterling Memorial Library, room 316. Office Hours are an informal opportunity to see the lab, enjoy coffee and conversation, and meet the staff, students, and researchers of the new DHLab. All are welcome!
The DHLab offers space, community, and resources for Yale faculty and students who are working with digital data and methods to address humanities questions. Staff will be available to help at any stage in a project — from conceptualization to implementation — and the lab space itself provides a hub on the Yale campus for sustained Digital Humanities conversations and research.
Post on September 22, 2015 - 3:49pm |
Part of each of the orientation sessions we conduct in the Arts Library touches on finding images, but what happens when you want to use an image you've found? Published in February of this year, the College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts is an essential resource for those who make use of images in scholarly and creative work. The Code describes situations when a "fair use" argument may apply as an exception to copyright. Specifically, it addresses the question of whether fair use applies in contexts of Analytic Writing, Teaching about Art, Making Art, Museum Uses, and Online Access to Archival and Special Collections. Take a look at the Code and CAA's page on Fair Use for the full details.
Have more questions about images? Though arts librarians cannot provide legal advice, we are available to help you find resources to learn more about image rights and permissions.
Post on September 21, 2015 - 2:39pm |
Fragrance of the Past: Remembering Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel (1913-2015)
Friday October 2
1:45 — 3:45 PM
Henry R. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave
1:45-2:00 pm Event Opening Speech
2:00-2:50 pm Performance of Chinese Kunqu Opera by New York Kunqu Society: “ Sifan 思凡”and “ Jingmeng 驚夢”
2:50-3:00 pm Greetings from Ch'ung-ho Chang's relatives in China (Huchu Shen 沈虎雏，son of Shen Congwen 沈从文)
3:00-3:45 pm Remembering Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel
“ Chang Ch'ung-ho and the Arts of Life” (Ann-ping Chin, Senior Lecturer, Department of History)
“ 张充和与‘雅’文化——传统中国文人文化的精粹及其失落和传承” (Wei Su, Senior Lector, East Asian Languages and Literatures)
*A light reception will be hosted in Room 218, Sterling Memorial Library (120 High St.) after the event.
Sponsored by the East Asia Library and Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University.
Post on September 18, 2015 - 3:29pm |
The East Asia Library is pleased to announce that a NEW exhibit, “Fragrance of the Past: Remembering Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel (1913-2015)” has just been set up in the East Asian Reading Room. This special exhibit is to commemorateCh’ung-ho Chang Frankel 張充和 (1913-2015) who passed away on June 17, 2015, aged 102. Hailed as "the last talented woman of the Republic of China" (民國最後一位才女), Ch’ung-ho was a renowned poet, calligrapher, educator, and Kunqu expert. Born on May 17, 1913 in Shanghai, she was the daughter of Zhang Wulin 張武齡, a well-known educator who originally came from Hefei, Anhui Province. Ch’ung-ho practiced calligraphy and Kunqu opera throughout her life. She started to learn calligraphy at age 5 and Kunqu at age 16. She later studied calligraphy with Shen Yinmo 沈尹默, a famous calligrapher, in Chongqing. Ch’ung-ho was married to the late Hans H. Frankel, a prestigious sinologist and translator who taught at Yale from 1961 until his retirement in 1987. Ch'ung-ho taught calligraphy and Kunqu at more than twenty universities, including Harvard and Yale. This exhibit will run through October 13.
Post on September 17, 2015 - 8:00pm |