January 23 – March 4, 2017
Location: Crerar Library First Floor
The magic in J. K. Rowling’s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. This traveling exhibit, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.
Related Event: Lecture and Reception
February 22, 2017
Crerar Library – Zar Room
In celebration of Crerar Library’s exhibit Harry Potter’s World, Professor Ada Palmer will offer an overview of ideas about science and magic in 16th century Europe and give a show and tell of rare books from the period.
Reception to follow.
Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Barbara Kern at 773-702-8717 for assistance.
Shared Past, Shared Future – web exhibit
The recent affiliation between UChicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is the latest chapter in the long, intertwined history of the two institutions. Charles Otis Whitman, the first director of the MBL, also established biology at the University. Frank Lillie, Zoology chair, became the second director and remained president of the MBL corporation until 1942. Today, as the institutions draw closer, we highlight and celebrate our shared history.
Every year, faculty of the Law School share the last good book they read on Goodreads. The 2016 book recommenations are out, featuring books on law, history, politics, and literature.
The D’Angelo Law Library has copies of all of this year’s recommended books available to borrow in the Fulton Room, on the Third Floor, next to the new popular reading books.
Exhibition location: The John Crerar Library Atrium
Exhibition dates: October 31 – December 31, 2016
Associated web exhibit
The National Park Service was established by Woodrow Wilson in August 1916. Offering a rich variety of natural resources for discovery, park landforms, flora, and fauna have been the subjects of many University of Chicago scientific studies. The parks have also served as inspiration for art, photography, and literature. To mark the 100-year anniversary, we delve into the Library’s archives and rare collections to look at Chicago connections to the parks.
Bear in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park fed by George Damon Fuller. The Photographic Archive. Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library. Identifer: apf8-04534
Discovering the Beauty and Charm of the Wilderness -web exhibit
The National Park Service offers a rich variety of landforms, flora, and fauna that have been the subject of many University of Chicago scientific studies. The parks have also served as inspiration for art, photography and literature. To mark the National Park Service’s 100-year anniversary, we delve into the Library’s archives and rare collections to uncover Chicago connections to the parks.