Saint Louis University Library News

A New Blog Series: “Students in the Stacks”

Introducing “Students in the Stacks”—a new series of student blog posts from Special Collections highlighting finds by students working in the collections. First up: “The Spanish Language in Transition” by Claire Peterson, freshman double-major in Spanish and English and student assistant in Rare Books.

Curators Talk: “The Rule of Law” — An Exhibition of Medieval Legal Manuscripts

The Vatican Film Library announces a Curators Talk with Daniel Webb, Department of History doctoral candidate, for the exhibit “The Rule of Law” — An Exhibition of Medieval Legal Manuscripts.

Vatican Film Library
Pius XII Memorial Library, Room 105
29 April 2014, 4:00 p.m.

The curators talk will be followed by a reception. The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, through 31 July 2014 in the Vatican Film Library of Pius XII Memorial Library . More information at “Special Collections Currents,” the University Libraries Special Collections blog .

New Issue of Manuscripta — Vol. 57, no.2 (2013)

The Vatican Film Library  announces the recent publication of the latest issue of its biannual journal on medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies, “Manuscripta: A Journal for Manuscript Research.” More information at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog.

“The Rule of Law: Righting Wrongs and Writing Rights in Medieval Europe” — A New Exhibition in the Vatican Film Library

The Vatican Film Library of the Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections  announces its current exhibition of medieval manuscripts, The Rule of Law: Righting Wrongs and Writing Rights in Medieval Europe, on display Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, running 12 February 2014–1 August 2014 in the Vatican Film Library (Rm. 105) of Pius XII Memorial Library. More details at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog.

Jesuits and Baseball: 19th-Century SLU Prefect Diaries Online

Prefect Diaries for the years 1851 to 1894 from the Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections are now available online. More details at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog.

Curators Talk: Writing the Word of God — An Exhibition of Medieval Manuscripts in the Vatican Film Library

A Curators Talk with Amy Boland, History Department, for the Exhibit Writing the Word of God: Bibles and Qur’ans in the Manuscript Tradition at Pius XII Memorial Library Vatican Film Library, Room 105
28 January 2014, 4:00 p.m.

The curators talk will be followed by a reception. The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, through 31 January 2014 in the Vatican Film Library of Pius XII Memorial Library . More information at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog .

University Libraries, Special Collections Joins Digital Scriptorium

University Libraries, Special Collections has joined Digital Scriptorium — the online, national union catalog for medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. More information at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog .

New Translation of Vesalius in Special Collections

Special Collections–Rare Books has acquired the newly published English translation of Vesalius’s Fabrica, important for the history of medicine. More information at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog.

View the Saint Louis 1949 Exorcism Panel Discussion

View the recent panel discussion on the Saint Louis 1949 Exorcism . Speakers in the panel includes Father Paul Stark S.J., Thomas B. Allen , Father John Padberg S.J., and John Waide discussing the real-life events of the exorcism performed in Saint Louis.

Driving out the Devil: Demons, Witches, and Magic in the Rare Book Collection

A guest blog post by Ben Halliburton , graduate student in History and summer assistant for Rare Books in Special Collections, discusses a selection of items that deal with demons, witchcraft, and magic in the early modern period. More information at “Special Collections Currents,” the SLU Libraries Special Collections blog.

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