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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Next ORBI event: Prof. Hester on March 5th!

          Titles and call numbers of works shown with Nathalie Hester’s talk: 1. Tassoni, Alessandro. Pensieri diversi di Alessandro Tassoni. Libri Dieci. Venice: Barezzi, 1686. RB 854 TI 853d 2. Guicciardini, Francesco. Historia di M. Francesco Giucciardini Gentil’huomo Fiorentino. Venice: Nicolo Bevilaqua, 1565. RBC DG 539 .G8 1565 3. Ariosto, Ludovico. […]

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Call numbers for maps discussed in Prof. Sayre’s talk

“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, […]

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