Author Archives: Heidi Herr

About Heidi Herr

Heidi Herr is the librarian for Philosophy and English and the outreach librarian for Special Collections.

My Freshman Fellows Experience: Translating Renaissance Latin

Salvete! My name is Briana Joseph and I am a first year undergraduate double majoring in Neuroscience and Africana Studies. For my Freshman Fellows project I am translating Latin texts from the Renaissance era. The first piece I worked on … Continue reading

Grab Those Smelling Salts! It’s Time for Dirty Books and Longing Looks!

“Wait. What? Dirty books? Didn’t you guys just clean the George Peabody Library recently?” No, not those kinds of dirty books, silly! We’re talking books that could make you blush, sigh, or long for what could have been if you’d … Continue reading

My Freshman Fellows Experience: Exploring the Life & Legacy of José Robles Pazos

Enjoy this post by Tim Lyu, one of our 2017-2018  Special Collections Freshman Fellows. In 2016 the Hopkins’ website, said in undisguised pride, “For 37 years in a row, we’ve put more money into research than any other U.S. academic … Continue reading

My Freshman Fellows Experience: Conversations with the Supernatural

My name is Chloe Otterson and I have had the amazing opportunity to work with Special Collections to research nineteenth century supernatural phenomena. Before I continue, allow me to introduce myself. I’m a freshman originally from rural New England, but … Continue reading

Be Fierce! Apply to Be a Freshman Fellow!

Special Collections is accepting applications for Freshman Fellows, a one-year fellowship exclusively for first-year students.   The program is designed to introduce students to the joys, challenges, and thrills involved in conducting research with primary sources. Limited to just four undergraduates, … Continue reading

Latin Hats & Latin Libraries: My Freshman Fellows Experience

My name is Lucy Massey and over the course of my Freshman year, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with several artifacts which illuminate the role of post-classical Latin (or Neo-Latin) in different historical contexts. Working with my mentor on … Continue reading

My Freshman Fellows Experience

Enjoy this post by Kiana Boroumand, one of our Freshman Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year! The last time I wrote a blog post, I had finished my first semester of college and finally narrowed down a research topic for … Continue reading

Have You Eaten a Good Book Lately?

Now is the time to grab a spatula and let out a primal scream for Read It and Eat It, our fourth annual edible book festival, is nigh! Our promotion of literacy and gluttony and whimsy will occur in the … Continue reading

Meet Our Freshman Fellows: Kiana Boroumand on Dress Reform

Before I begin, let me first introduce myself: I’m Kiana Boroumand, a current freshman intending to major in sociology and writing seminars and minor in the study of women, gender, and sexuality. I’m a Baltimore native, a feminist to the … Continue reading

Introducing Our Freshman Fellows: Lucy Massey

My name is Lucy Massey, and the focus of my Freshman Fellows project is to improve my Latin skills by translating a selection of rare texts from the George Peabody Library of The Sheridan Libraries. The piece I am currently … Continue reading