“The Fur Trade and the Exploration of the Northwest Coast: Maps and Narratives from Special Collections”
917.1 D651 Arthur Dobbs, An Account of the Countries Adjoining to Hudson’s Bay (1744)
917.1 M199 Alexander MacKenzie, Voyages from Montreal… 3 copies, all with maps, but one of which has the maps removed and stored in a separate binder.
917.12 H228 Daniel William Harmon’s Journal, 1800-1819.
917.12 M388 Masson, L. R., Les bourgeois de la compagnie du nord-ouest, Québec, 1889-1890. There is one map in vol. 1.
917.3 Jonathan Carver’s Travels 5 copies, various editions, 1781-1796, two of them with maps and illustrations. There is also one in SCA Haycox 1243.
917.3 M837 Jedediah Morse, American Geography, 1794. Has a map of North American that includes Mackenzie’s first voyage, but not his second.
917.8 P635 Zebulon Pike, The expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike to Headwaters of the Mississippi River, through Louisiana Territory, and in New Spain, during the Years 1805-6-7. 2 copies; one a 1810 edition, one 1811. The latter has a map.
917.9 F774 Georg Forster, the German version, in 3 vols., of his account of Capt. Cook’s second journey, published first in English as A Voyage Round the World in his Majesty’s Ship Resolution.
919.8 H351 Samuel Hearne, A journey from Prince of Wales’s fort in Hudson’s Bay to the Northern Ocean, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 2 copies.
919.8 M887 Gerard Fridrikh Muller, Voyages et découvertes faites par les Russes le long des côtes de la mer glaciale & sur l’océan oriental, tant vers le Japon que vers l’Amérique : on y a joint L’histoire du fleuve Amur et des pays adjacens, depuis la conquête des Russes : avec la nouvelle carte qui présente ces découvertes & le cours de l’Amur, dressée sur des mémoires authentiques, publiée par l’Académie des sciences de St. Pétersbourg,Amsterdam, Chez Marc Michel Rey 1766, 2 vols. the second one being the Histoire du fleuve Amur, bound as one.
F 1031.5 W3 Peter Pond. This is a modern small-press edition in a box, with a separate little envelope with maps.
Due to extreme winter weather, Nathalie Hester’s talk, scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, has been postponed. The new date is TBD.
A History of the Book Working Group Conference, UC Berkeley
Saturday, February 22, 2014Keynote Speaker: Nick Wilding (Georgia State University)
This conference will explore the problems and potential of the fake from antiquity to the present. With an attentiveness especially to material texts and objects, the conference will consider how falseness and inauthenticity threaten our sense of reality – historical, material, theological, racial, sexual, national, linguistic – while at the same time informing it. As we increasingly come to understand selfhood and identity as social constructions and performances, what remains at stake in distinguishing between the real and the false? What connections might we draw between the social construction of selves and the material construction of documents? What do forgeries and fakes tell us about our reliance on objects, our quest for certainty, and our relationship to the past? How have the notions of inauthenticity, falseness, and counterfeiting changed throughout history, and how do they differ across cultures? What role does technology, modern and pre-modern, play in enabling, complicating, and preventing the production of fakes?
The scope of the conference will be interdisciplinary, and we welcome papers from a wide range of academic fields (literature, history, sociology, history of science, philosophy, information science, media studies, linguistics, art history, etc.), spanning all time periods and all linguistic/national traditions.
Keywords: Authenticity, Forgery, Counterfeit, Antiquity, Antiquarianism, Collecting, Manuscripts, Philology, Anachronism, Imitation, Reconstruction, Restoration, Impostors, Plagiarism, Intellectual Property, Piracy, Artifice, Performance
Submit 300-word abstracts for 15-20 minute papers to email@example.com by Tuesday, October 1, 2013.
Printing Science, June 3- Oct. 4, 2013
This exhibit in Special Collections at Knight Library explores the
history of science through 15th-18th century works drawn from our
collections. From bizarre microscopic organisms to an infinite
universe, early modern print showcased nature on an awe-inspiring
scale. Such previously unseen views of nature showed how much remained
unknown and unexplored. Optimistic plans for building fire-breathing
dragons, perpetual motion machines, and human flight, however
suggested that humankind had the ability to know and conquer nature.
This exhibit explores the agency of print in shaping scientific ideas,
practices, and publics, particularly through new genres such as the
first world atlas and the first scientific periodical. Mixing the
works of famous figures such as Descartes, Newton, and Boyle with
lesser known explorers of nature, Printing Science discusses what
format, provenance, and visuality can tell us about emerging
experimental science. Printing Science is a collaborative project of
Vera Keller’s History 410/510, History of Science: The Experiment.
Learn more about the exhibit at: http://blogs.uoregon.edu/printingscience/
Vera will be giving a related Insight Seminar on Francis Bacon on September 21st:https://library.uoregon.edu/administration/insight.html