Research Teas @ Penn Libraries Begins February 2 at 4:00 p.m.

You are invited to the Penn Libraries Research Teas, taking place Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. in Meyerson beginning February 2nd. The Penn Libraries’ Research Teas are an opportunity to share and learn about ongoing research at Penn: the what, the why, the who, and the how. Relax, listen, and ask questions, share your own ideas, all while enjoying a cup of tea.

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The February 2 Research Tea features CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow, Laura Aydelotte: Special Collections Materials In Hand and Online

Laura will discuss  the Provenance Online Project, which she directs here at the Libraries. This is a digital humanities project that crowdsources photographs of and information about ownership marks—bookplates, inscriptions, stamps, and more—all details that tell us whose hands these rare books have passed through over the centuries.   She will talk about the way this project and other special collections and digital humanities related work can be used for research and teaching.  There will also be an opportunity to get to see some of the fascinating rare books from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Following weeks:

 February 16th, Professors Bethany Wiggin and Catriona MacLeod will talk about their publication in process: Un/Translatables: New Maps for German Literature

March 1st: Digital Methods for Americanists with CLIR Postdocs, Elizabeth Rodriques (Temple) and Lindsay Van Tine (Penn)

April 5: Professor Emily Wilson will talk about her work to create a new verse translation of Homer’s Odyssey.

April 12: Working with Images, Creative Commons licenses, and Fair Use with Patty Guardiola, Assistant Head, Fisher Fine Arts Library

April 19: Professor Toni Bowers will talk about her work creating scholarly editions of Samuel Richardson and P.G. Wodehouse.

Links for registering or sharing with others:

Penn Libraries Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552045111780003/

Wicshops: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/calendar_admin.php?cal_id=654&d=2016-02-02 (look for Research Teas –and more information to come on Diversi-Teas).

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