Events

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Upcoming

January 15: Treasures and Tea: The Book in the Pacific Northwest

January 24: Treasures and Tea: Archives and Language History


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



Lectures

January 15

Treasures and Tea: The Book in the Pacific Northwest

Dr. Nick Bradley (Department of English)

Numerous rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera relating to the Pacific Northwest can be found in Special Collections and University Archives. Far more than curiosities, such materials teach lessons about local knowledge and the importance of reading regionally. In this talk, Dr. Bradley will describe rare materials from the Northwest and will discuss the value and importance of reading the literature of the West Coast.

Date: January 15, 2018

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.


January 24

Treasures and Tea: Archives and Language History

Dr. Alexandra D’Arcy (Department of Linguistics)

Dr. D’Arcy will explore the ways in which archived sound recordings tie the history of dialects to the present. In her research on English speakers in Victoria, Dr. D’Arcy used sound recordings from Special Collections and University Archives at UVic Libraries and the British Columbia Archives, in order to recreate the formation of local language varieties. Dr. D’Arcy will also touch on the shared history of settler colonial Englishes and what we can expect in local varieties across colonial contexts.

Date: January 24, 2018

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

Manuscripts on Mondays/Treasures and Tea, Spring 2018

Past Exhibits, 2017-