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Plastic Plastic, Yidian Liu and Nathaniel Banks, GS (2312094)

Every year, 150 million tonnes of plastic leaches into the world’s oceans. The extent of oceanic plastic contamination is rapidly approaching a critical level where there will soon be more…

From  Research Princeton Research Day on April 29th, 2021 7 likes 179 plays

Stokes Library Tour

From  PU Princeton University Library on April 22nd, 2021 0 likes 157 plays

A Tale of Two Collections: The Icons of Nikolai Likhachev and Ilya Ostroukhov

“We always imagine Russian culture in the form of a diptych, in which one wing is Petersburg and the other Moscow,” the critic Abram Efros wrote in 1921. “In the field of Russian…

From  Jack Allen on April 13th, 2021 0 likes 23 plays

The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study: A Major U.S. Birth Cohort Study from its Humble Beginnings

This talk describes the evolution of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study (FF), a national U.S. birth cohort study that is headquartered at Princeton University, from its preconception…

From  PU Princeton University Library on April 7th, 2021 0 likes 17 plays

The Many Lives of James Boswell

Terry Seymour will describe and show us his extraordinary collection of the books, papers, and artworks identified with the protean Scottish biographer, traveler, and diarist James Boswell…

From  PU Princeton University Library on March 29th, 2021 0 likes 28 plays

Mukurtu, the Spalding-Allen Collection, and the Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal

This illustrated presentation will describe the origins and development of the Mukurtu platform, an open source platform built with Indigenous communities to manage and share digital cultural…

From  PU Princeton University Library on March 29th, 2021 0 likes 9 plays

Book Collecting and Community in a Digital Age: New Approaches

Rare book dealer Heather O’Donnell, founder of Honey & Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, spent three years at Princeton as a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (2001-2004). She…

From  PU Princeton University Library on March 17th, 2021 0 likes 15 plays

Gillett G. Griffin Memorial Lecture: Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Please join us for the fourth Gillett G. Griffin Memorial lecture with guest Raina Lampkins-Fielder, curator of The Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of…

From  PU Princeton University Library on March 5th, 2021 0 likes 71 plays

Imaginary Books: An Exhibition of Lost, Unwritten, and Fictive Books from the Collection of Reid Byers

This is a collection of things that cannot be. It has been described as an exhibition of imaginary books, a bibliophilic entertainment, and a post- structuralist conceptual art installation. It…

From  PU Princeton University Library on March 3rd, 2021 0 likes 109 plays

Collector’s Progress: The Mark Samuels Lasner Collection and its Princeton Connection

Mark Samuels Lasner, a member of the Friends of the Princeton University Library and Council, is a recognized authority on art and literature of the late Victorian era. His presentation will focus on…

From  PU Princeton University Library on February 22nd, 2021 0 likes 45 plays

The Hermitage or a “museum” in 1770 according to Catherine the Great

Why did Catherine the Great build the entire complex of the Hermitage ? This question could constitute the main thread in our presentation. Behind the origins of the Hermitage was the initial idea of…

From  Jack Allen on February 18th, 2021 0 likes 59 plays

Little Books and Big Ideas in the 17th Century (Princeton Bibliophiles & Collectors)

Jennifer Larson, professor of classics at Kent State University, will discuss the types of books 17th-century printers considered suitable for miniature and small formats and their relationship to…

From  PU Princeton University Library on February 1st, 2021 0 likes 35 plays

'He cried at his father’s funeral': Adventures in Primary Sources from the Collection of Robert J. Ruben '55

Robert J. Ruben ’55, world-renown bibliophile, presents from his collection of transforming medical and scientific works. He will share stories attached to their backgrounds and acquisitions,…

From  PU Princeton University Library on January 19th, 2021 0 likes 43 plays

From Rudolf II to Catherine II: Goltzius’ Without Bacchus and Ceres, Venus is Chilled and its Iconography

Hendrick Goltzius (1558–1617): Without Bacchus and Ceres, Venus is Chilled, c. 1604–6 This superb large drawing, executed in a manner that imitates the technique of engraving on copper,…

From  Jack Allen on December 18th, 2020 0 likes 67 plays

How to be a European: Collecting Drawings in Imperial Russia

Catherine the Great founded the now internationally-renowned drawings collection of the Hermitage Museum with the purchase in 1768 of the cabinet of Count Charles Cobenzl (Brussels). At a time when…

From  Jack Allen on December 18th, 2020 0 likes 77 plays