Uncovered at the Peabody, Pt. I

Authored by: Neil Weijer, Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow in Premodern and Early Modern Studies Books can turn up in unlikely places, as anyone who has spent time wandering around a room musing “it was here somewhere…” is well aware. But in Special Collections, one might turn up inside (or on) another book as part of its binding. […]


Have You Visited the George Peabody Library?

Check out the March 16th article in Time Magazine on why Google is celebrating George Peabody, the ‘father of modern philanthropy.’” Interested in exploring our wonderful and unique special collections? Looking for a quiet and beautiful space to study? Would you like to step back into the nineteenth century? If you answered yes to any […]


My Life As A Library Page

This is my brief account of how I (a book lover) turned a childhood passion into a lifelong career. It all began in 1972 when I was twelve years old; I was now eligible to apply for my first library card from the public library and could check out up to ten books at one time! […]


History of the Library – Part I

Each year Hopkins welcomes new students and faculty who may not know the history behind one of the academic world’s most renowned libraries. So, sit back as we tell the story of the Hopkins library, from the very beginning. This history will be divided into three monthly segments. This first segment covers the years 1876 […]


Bibliomania Exhibition Reception – October 1st at the George Peabody Library

Opening Reception & Curators’ Talk for “Bibliomania: 150 Years of Collecting Rare Books at the George Peabody Library” Sunday, October 1, 2017 3 p.m. reception, 4 p.m. program George Peabody Library This event is free by advance registration only. Register now!  http://jhu.libcal.com/event/3605664 or email libraryfriends@jhu.edu. Valet parking will be available. Join the Sheridan Libraries to celebrate the […]


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 […]