The Study of Things: George Kubler in Latin America

The 1962 book “The Shape of Time: Remarks on the History of Things” radically altered how we now think about the history of art. Studying and traveling through Latin America, the author George Kubler (1912–1996) developed a methodology that would expand the scope of art history—moving it away from the study of great works of art and biographies of makers toward a consideration of every intentionally made object.

The Yale Review Spring Festival: Writing Desire with Garth Greenwell and Maggie Millner

Author and critic Garth Greenwell and TYR senior editor Maggie Millner will read from their work and discuss writing as desire. Moderated by TYR’s Editor-in-Chief, Meghan O’Rourke.
Presented as part of The Yale Review’s Spring Festival.
Co-sponsored by the Yale English Department, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, and the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

The Yale Review Spring Festival: Reading in an Age of Crisis with Garth Greenwell, Kathryn Lofton, and Emily Bernard

Garth Greenwell, Kathryn Lofton, and Emily Bernard will discuss art, morality, and the ethics of readership. Moderated by TYR’s Editor-in-Chief Meghan O’Rourke.
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.

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.

A Few Words Worn around the Edges, Pressed into Something Soft: Ten West Coast Women Printers

Women have been involved in the printing and production of books in what became the United States since Elizabeth Glover established a press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1638. After the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 forced her to flee the United States, Mary Ann Shadd, an African American woman, founded and published The Provincial Freeman, an antislavery newspaper, in 1853 in Ontario, Canada.

Incarceration and Imagination

A symposium at Yale University
Free and open to the public
Prison has become the punitive shadow to all the major institutions of modernity. How has contemporary mass incarceration shaped inner life, public spectacle, moral possibilities? How does writing from inside and outside prison walls help us imagine a future beyond the carceral state. This day-long symposium in the Humanities Quadrangle at Yale—featuring scholars, prison education advocates, writers, and more—is free and open to all.

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.

Art & Protest- Women Who Fight in Mexico

What is the response when ten women are killed every day in Mexico just because of their sex and gender? What organized actions are there to mourn this loss, to protest the forced disappearance of more than 100,000 persons, and resist the ongoing militarization of the country? Mothers, citizens, journalists turned activists—all of them “women who fight” –describe their passionate search for answers in this special session of Art & Protest.

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