Pop-Up Exhibit: Rare Books on Quantum and Science

On close display will be a selection of rare science books and manuscripts from 1511 into the 20th century from the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Featured authors include Galileo, Isaac Newton, Josiah Gibbs, Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck, and Neils Bohr.

Curated by Andy Shimp, librarian for Engineering and Applied Science, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Copying Sacred Scriptures: Sagyŏng (Buddhist sutra transcription) and Lecture

This event marks the opening of the new exhibit, “Copying Sacred Scriptures: A Spiritual Practice,” now on view in the Hanke Gallery in Sterling Memorial Library. The event will include an introductory lecture and live Sagyŏng demonstration from Master Dagil Kim Kyeong-ho. A reception will follow at 6:00 p.m.

Master Kim is a poet, calligrapher, and artist who has devoted himself to the continuation of the rare art and technique of Sagyŏng (Buddhist sutra transcription) for the last 30 years.

Windham-Campbell Prizes Festival

The 2024 Windham-Campbell Prize recipients will be in residence on Yale’s campus from September 17-20 for a multi-day international literary festival during which they will share their work, engage in conversation on a range of subjects, and celebrate reading and the written word with the New Haven community.

The full schedule of talks, discussions, and readings will be available at windhamcampbell.org in mid-August 2024.

The 26th Lewis Walpole Library Lecture "Music on the Dark Side of 1800: Listening to the Blind Virtuosa, Mademoiselle Paradis"

In concerts across Europe in the 1780s, the young Viennese virtuosa Maria Theresia Paradis made blindness visible, even audible. Her performances invited listeners and viewers primed by horror ballads and literary romance to experience her story of trauma and misfortune within the frame of fictional narratives of doomed innocence and victimized Gothic heroines.

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