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Vijay Seshadri: 2022 Mark Strand Memorial Reading

Vijay Seshadri will deliver the 2022 Mark Strand Memorial Reading. Vijay Seshadri is the author of the poetry books “Wild Kingdom,” “The Long Meadow,” “The Disappearances,” (Harper-Collins India), “3 Sections,” and, in 2020, “That Was Now, This Is Then,” as well as dozens of essays, reviews, and memoir fragments. His work has been widely published and anthologized and recognized with a number of honors, among them the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

The World in Maps: Exhibition Opening Lecture "From Dati to d'Anville: Early Modern Europe and the Birth of the Atlas" by Jim Akerman

Jim Akerman is Director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and Curator of Maps at the Newberry Library, Chicago, where he has worked for 37 years. He received his Ph.D. (Geography) from the Pennsylvania State University in 1991. His early research and publications concerned the history of the atlas. More recently his work has focused on forms of popular and commercial cartography, travel and transportation mapping in the United States, and more broadly the place of mapping in civic and political culture.

Saturday Introductory Tour of Beinecke Library

The Beinecke Library inspires engagement with the past, in the present, for the future. One of the world’s largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts, it is Yale University Library’s principal repository of literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books.
Beinecke library offers a weekly tour that introduces its mission, history, architecture, collections, exhibitions, and research.
Tours are led by a library staff member or student guide.
Tours last approximately 45 minutes.
Reservations are not required.

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