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The Yale Review Spring Festival: Panel Discussion with Garth Greenwell, Meghan O'Rourke, and others

The Yale Review presents a panel discussion with the author and critic Garth Greenwell, TYR’s Editor-in-Chief Meghan O’Rourke, and other special guests.
Presented as part of The Yale Review’s Spring Festival.
Co-sponsored by the Yale English Department, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Display at Beinecke Library

All are welcome to a a special one-display of highlights of Beinecke Library collections related to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to the African American freedom movement on view for the holiday in the courtyard level reading room. You will be able to see an array of materials, many drawn from the library’s James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters, that highlight Dr. King’s life, legacy, and impact, and the long civil rights movement in the United States.

Lost for Three Hundred Years: Identifying and Explaining an Isaac Newton Notebook

Scott Mandelbrote, Director of Studies in History and Perne Librarian at Peterhouse, Cambridge, will discuss the discovery of Isaac Newton’s notebook from the late 1670s, by John Wickins, Newton’s friend and contemporary at Trinity College, Cambridge. This talk will discuss how the notebook was acquired for the Cambridge University Library, its significance for their collections and the study of Newton’s career in the history of science, and how the book trade uncovers new historical knowledge and importance of collecting for institutions.

Lyric Thinking: An Opening Event for the Model Research Collection

Please join Yale Library for refreshments and remarks celebrating the opening of the 2022–2023 Model Research Collection, “Lyric Thinking: Poetry in the World,” curated by Dr. Ayesha Ramachandran, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature.
The event will take place in Bass Library on the courtyard level near the Model Research Collection. No advanced registration is required.

Subjects and Objects, Slavic Collections at Yale, 1896–2022

Collected over the course of more than 125 years, the materials in Subjects and Objects pose questions and highlight contradictions: How did the term Slavic collection come to encompass materials from so many lands, cultures, and languages that lie beyond that linguistical designation? How did Russia come to symbolize this region for Western observers—and why does that impression persist?

Exhibition Curators' Talk: "Subjects and Objects: Slavic Collections at Yale, 1896–2022"

Please join us to celebrate the opening of “Subjects and Objects: Slavic Collections at Yale, 1896–2022,” which is on view in the Hanke Exhibition Gallery, Sterling Memorial Library.
Curators Anna Arays and Liliya Dashevski will discuss their exhibition and will be available for questions and conversation over light refreshments afterward.
No registration is necessary.
Note: Please see the library’s COVID updates to current public health protocols: https://library.yale.edu/news/covid-library-updates

Windham-Campbell Festival: Turner Turned Inside Out

Winsome Pinnock’s most recent play, Rockets and Blue Lights, takes the audience on a deep dive into J. M. W. Turner’s painting “The Slave Ship,” asking questions about received and shared history. She is joined by past prize recipient Branden-Jacobs Jenkins in a discussion about how theater can help us look more fully into history.
A complementary display of works by J. M. W. Turner, including sketchbook drawings and color studies, finished watercolors, and prints, will be on view in the Yale Center for British Study Room that day.

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