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Research Teas at Van Pelt Library


This fall, we are organizing a series called Research Teas that are meant to be open forums for students, both undergraduate and graduate, to discuss their research. Each of the six sessions this semester will have a topic to ground our discussions (see below), but participants are welcome to discuss their own research regardless of that month’s topic. Tea and cookies will be served!

We hope that this forum provides an opportunity for students to share ideas about research across disciplines and interests. Sessions will be held from 4 to 5:30pm in the Collaborative Classroom, and you can register by clicking the links below. We hope to see you on Wednesdays this fall!

September 23 – Personal Voice: Letters and Diaries

October 7 – The Week that Was: Historical Newspapers and Magazines

October 21 – Historical Geography: Discovering, Using, and Making Maps

November 4 – From Millions of Books: Making and Manipulating a Corpus

November 18 – Worth a Thousand Words: Working with Photographs and Images

December 2 – Picturing the Past and Present: Political cartoons, comics, and graphic novels

Penn’s Online Museum

The Penn Museum has just opened a brand new website with digital access to much of their collection. Browsing through the site is incredibly easy, and it even gives you a link to collection highlights. The images are high quality, and many of the items have multiple views. The collections cover a huge swath of history and culture, and all of the images are available to use in your academic work. Next time you’ve got a paper to write on Rome, Egypt, Early America, the Middle East, Tibet, or pretty much anywhere else in human recorded history, swing by the museum site to see if their pictures add something to more to your work than what you can find on Google Image Search.

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