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More virtual lectures — Explore our collections from anywhere!

“You’ll get to see the vast networks that connect languages, cultures, and periods of history.” — Lyuba Basin

The Rare Books Department invites you to two of our most recently published virtual lectures: A Look Into the Vault and Getting A Word In.

Digital exhibitions, virtual lectures, a blog — the Rare Books Department offers ways to explore our collections from anywhere! Find out how in A Look Into the Vault

Getting a Word In makes the case for a social media that is 4000 years old. From a receipt on clay to handmade personal prayer books to lavish scientific game-changers to travel guides published on fragile paper, the written word and the physical form in which words are stored are social constructs creating relationships between writers, makers, readers, space and time…

Once we have whetted your appetite for good old-fashioned books, schedule an appointment in the Special Collections Reading Room to hold these beautiful books in your hands and enhance your research.

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