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November 22: Treasures and Tea: Imagining Uplands: The Archival Landscape

December 4: Manuscripts on Mondays: Mystery Anthology I: Lost Poems in an Italian Recipe Book

December 6: Treasures and Tea: An Artist’s Book That Is Ready for Anything: Paul Eluard, Joan Miró, and the Making of A Toute Épreuve


Exhibitions

November 1-December 21

Text and Memory in the Protestant Reformation

Curated by Dr. Mitch Hammond (Department of History)

This exhibition commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  When Martin Luther published his Ninety-five Theses against the sale of indulgences in 1517, he sparked a movement for religious reform.  The Protestant and Catholic Reformations of the 16th century were not the first movements to seek Christian renewal. Unlike previous movements, however, they were aided by the printing press. Bibles and other key texts, on display in this exhibition, became touchstones for a religious movement that shaped the physical and conceptual map of Europe.

Dates: November 1-December 21, 2017

Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A005


November 1-December 8

The Gift of the Nile

Text and Photographs by Dr. Paul G. Chamberlain (Division of Continuing Studies)

Dr. Paul G. Chamberlain is a historical geographer, and has been a lecturer in Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria for nearly 25 years. His photographs of Egypt, taken between 2001 and 2004, are on display as part of a collaboration between Continuing Studies and the University Archives and coincides with a series of lectures in Continuing Studies in 2017-18 entitled 'The Gift of the Nile'.

Dates: November 1-December 8, 2017

Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A005



Lectures

November 22

Treasures and Tea: Imagining Uplands: The Archival Landscape

Dr. Larry McCann (Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography)

Uplands, “Victoria’s Celebrated Residential Park," designed by John Charles Olmsted in 1907-08, is distinguished by curved roads and spacious homesites that meld harmoniously with the natural environment. In researching Uplands, two of many questions asked were: What role did John Olmsted’s imagination play when he gave shape to the Uplands landscape? And a century later, how could the landscape of archival and special collection records, scattered widely across North America, facilitate using imagination to recreate and interpret the development of Uplands? Dr. McCann’s talk will offer answers to these questions.

Date: November 22, 2017

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A003

Treasures and Tea brings together the campus and the community to explore and share highlights from Special Collections and University Archives. Refreshments follow the informal talks.


December 4

Manuscripts on Mondays: Mystery Anthology I: Lost Poems in an Italian Recipe Book

Dr. Adrienne Williams Boyarin (Department of English)

The first of two talks this academic year on a mysterious item in the Bruce and Dorothy Brown Collection, one of UVic’s few Italian language manuscripts: a personal collection of culinary and medicinal recipes, charms, scrawled notes and doodles. In this strange and messy book are many secrets and delights. Dr. Williams Boyarin will reveal lost medieval poetry that lies, unnoticed and unseen until recently, in and beneath its pages.

Date: December 4, 2017

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A003

Manuscripts on Mondays provides an opportunity for the campus and the community to explore medieval and early modern manuscripts from Special Collections. These handwritten documents, including Books of Hours, a genealogical scroll, and legal documents, are a window into the past.


December 6

Treasures and Tea: An Artist’s Book that is Ready for Anything: Paul Éluard, Joan Miró, and the Making of A Toute Épreuve

Dr. Daniel Mato (Professor Emeritus, Art History, University of Calgary)

In 1958 Paul Éluard and Joan Miró published A Toute Épreuve, an artistic collaboration featuring poetry by Éluard and woodcuts by Miró. In this talk Dr. Mato will discuss the collaboration between writer, artist, and their publisher, Gérald Cramer, in creating what is considered one of the most beautiful artist’s books of the twentieth-century.

Date: December 6, 2017

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Mearns Centre for Learning - McPherson Library, Room A003

Treasures and Tea brings together the campus and the community to explore and share highlights from Special Collections and University Archives. Refreshments follow the informal talks.



Tours

We welcome members of the campus and community for tours of our collection holdings.  To request a tour, please contact us at: .


Workshops

Special Collections and University Archives hosts workshops that prepare graduate students for in-depth research with rare books and archives.



Past Events

Treasures and Tea, Spring 2015

Treasures and Tea, Fall 2015

Unravelling the Code(x): History of the Book Speaker Series and Symposium, 2015-16

Treasures and Tea, Spring 2016

Treasures and Tea, Spring 2017

Manuscripts in the Curriculum, Spring 2017

Manuscripts on Mondays/Treasures and Tea, Fall 2017

Past Exhibits, 2017-