Read It And Eat It 2018 Edible Book Fest

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 Glass Pavilion on Friday, April 6th from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Did I mention eating cake? […]


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 translating with my mentor, Paul Espinosa, is a series of copperplate engravings by Jacob Hoefnagel […]


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, Freshman Fellows provides its scholars with support by pairing each fellow with a mentor who […]


Latin Hats & Latin Libraries: My Freshman Fellows Experience

AN1836 p.178.21 John Bradshaw's hat, 17th century. Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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 this project, Paul Espinosa, Curator of the George Peabody Library, we discovered that Latin is […]


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 my fellowship (dress reform!). Now, not only have I finished freshman year, I’ve also finished […]


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 Glass Pavilion on Friday, March 31st from noon – 1:30. Did I mention eating cake? […]