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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.

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.

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.

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

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