February 2018 News

Construction site sign
February 22, 2018
The Special Collections Reading Room at the Gilmore Music Library will be closed from Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 16. The exterior windows in the Music Library office suite are going to be replaced, and we expect the construction work to be noisy and disruptive. If you need to do special...
Dame en Habit De Chambre,
February 13, 2018
Our latest exhibition, Treasures of Guitar and Lute Music from the Gilmore Music Library, opening February 13th 2018, spans more than 400 years. It includes two remarkable lute works from the late 16th and early 17th centuries: a treatise by Vincenzo Galilei (the father of the scientist Galileo...
February 13, 2018
A trial for a Chinese language database, China Comprehensive Gazetteers 中國綜合方誌庫, has been set up for Yale University users from now to March 12, 2018. The database has been added to the Library’s Chinese studies research guide. Since the access is controlled by Yale IP ranges, you have to login...
Oxford Music Online Logo
February 12, 2018
Grove Music Online (aka Oxford Music Online) migrated to a new platform in December.  This migration happened suddenly and there are a number of bugs still being worked out. The Music Library Association (MLA) has a news blog on the Grove Music Online Update with issues and tips that may help you...
Jason Moran. Photo Credit Left: macfound.org
February 9, 2018
New interviews: Since last summer, Oral History of American Music (OHAM) staff have conducted interviews with Robert Carl, Wayne Escoffery, Michael Gordon, Robert Kyr, David Lang, and Morton Subotnick. All interviews will be catalogued and transcribed and will be available to researchers in the...
February 7, 2018
"Highways, Byways, and Railways: Mapping Frederick Douglass' Journey in Britain" February 7 at 2:30pm in Bass Library, L01 African American abolitionists made an indelible mark on nineteenth-century Britain. Their lectures were held in famous meeting halls, taverns, the houses of wealthy patrons,...
Cover of the book Iran: A Modern History by Professor Abbas Amanat, this month's Arts and Humanities Book Talk.
February 6, 2018
This history of modern Iran is an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents that sometimes reach back hundreds of years. Praised by critics as “a stately, scholarly study” and commended for “the grandeur...