Announcing 2016-2017 events

Thanks to a third year of funding from the Oregon Humanities Center and from the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School (UVA), as well as to support from our co-sponsors, Special Collections and University Archives and the Clark Honors College, we are pleased to announce this year’s roster […]

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Call Numbers from Findlen’s Visit – and Pics!

Thanks to Paula Findlen, the audience, and all our sponsors for a fantastic conclusion to the ORBI 2015-16 lecture series, with a talk on the global networks behind Athanasius Kircher’s China illustrata. Here are some photos and call numbers of select rare works from the display.       Kircher and Competitors. Athanasius Kircher, Athanasii […]

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Paula Findlen, Thursday, May 5th at 4:00

Arnoldus Montanus, Atlas Chinensis: being a second part of A relation of remarkable passages in two embassies from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Vice-Roy Singlamong and General Taising Lipovi, and to Konchi, Emperor of China and East-Tartary, trans. John Ogilby (London: Johnson, 1671), 701. UO Special Collections and University Archives, Warner […]

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Call numbers for Beth Yale’s Talk

Below please find the list of the works from Special Collections we examined together for Beth Yale’s visit. Thanks to Bruce Tabb for collecting the call numbers. John Evelyn, Silva (London: Scott, 1706). 634.91 Eu22 The Survey of Cornwall Richard Carew, 1555-1620.; Pierre Desmaizeaux, 1673?-1745.; Richard Carew, 1555-1620.; London, Printed for S. Chapman, D. Browne […]

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ORBI 2015-16 Lecture series: Natural History, Print, and Empire

Walter Rothschild, Avifauna of Laysan (London: R. H. Porter, 1890-99), UO Special Collections, xQL 694. H3 W5

Walter Rothschild, Avifauna of Laysan (London: R. H. Porter, 1890-99), UO Special Collections, xQL 694. H3 W5

“Disorderly Nature and Biological Diversity: Aristotelian Environmentalism in Historical Perspective”
Malcolm Wilson, Classics, University of Oregon
Wednesday, February 10, 2016  Paulson Reading Room 4:45 pm

“Writing the Nation: Correspondence and Collaboration in Early Modern British Science.”
Elizabeth Yale, Center for the Book, University of Iowa
Wednesday, March 16, 2016  Paulson Reading Room 4:45 pm

“Alexander von Humboldt and the Crucible of the Tropics.”
Ralph Bauer, English, University of Maryland
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016  Knight Browsing Room, 4:00 pm

“Thinking about Captain Cook: Narrative and Engravings for the Pacific Voyages”
Elizabeth Bohls, Professor; and Amanda Schmidt, Graduate Student, English
University of Oregon
April 20th, 2016  Paulson Reading Room 4:45 pm

“Why Write a Book on China?  Athanasius Kircher (1602-80) between Rome and the World”
Paula Findlen, Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History, Stanford University
Thursday, May 5th, 2016  Knight Browsing Room, 4:00 pm

 

“Breakfast” at the Royal Society

  Breakfast at the Royal Society, June 2, 2015, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Knight Library, Browsing Room, University of Oregon Royal Society Mini Exhibit Self-guided Tour, June 2, 2015, 11am -12 pm, Knight Library, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon The Royal Society (https://royalsociety.org/), located in downtown London near Whitehall, was founded […]

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Rare Book resources for teaching history

In October, we held a workshop and brainstorming session for history faculty interested in integrating rare books into their teaching. Below is a list of call numbers of some of the types of sources we looked at. Please note that these are by no means exhaustive!   Travel and Exploration RBC E 123.P73 Plautius, Caspar, […]

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