Special events

McPherson Library artist conception
The campus community celebrated the 50th anniversary of McPherson Library on November 14th, 2014.

This spring term, Treasures and Tea returns for a new series of informal show-and-tell presentations followed by discussion and refreshments.

Unravelling the Code(x): History of the Book Speaker Series and Symposium

Held at UVic Libraries from October 2015 to February 2016, Unravelling the Code(x) is a SSHRC-funded interdisciplinary cluster of interrelated events exploring book history scholarship and the creation, circulation, and reception of knowledge.

The series features Canadian, American, and international faculty from across disciplinary periods, who will discuss their scholarship in book history, broadly defined to include bibliography, manuscript studies, material culture studies, media studies, and the history of printing, publishing, and libraries. The series will culminate in a one-day symposium on Medieval Manuscripts in Canada on March 18th, 2016.

In addition to SSHRC, the series and symposium are generously supported by UVic Libraries and a number of campus partners, including Electronic Textual Cultures Laboratory, Faculty of Continuing Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Office of Research Services, and UVic Bookstore.


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