Mondays at Beinecke | December 16, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 4:00pm

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)

Each Monday at 4:00 pm during the semester, you are cordially invited to tea with the Beinecke Library visiting research fellows. Each week will include an object talk on an item in the current exhibition, "The Power of Pictures," curated by George Miles, Beinecke Curator for Western Americana.

Please join us for thrilling encounters with the Beinecke collections!


Fall 2013 Schedule

September 16  Kathryn James, Curator for Early Modern Books and Manuscripts & the Osborn Collection, Beinecke Library
A recently acquired manuscript reader's copy, ca. 1613, of John Donne's Satires

September 23  Heather Dean, Archivist, Beinecke Library
"In the Mind's Eye: Beinecke Architecture Imagined," an exhibition on view through December 31, 2013

September 30  Kevin Repp, Curator for Modern European Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library
An introduction to the Beinecke Library graduate and visiting research fellowship program

October 7  George Miles, Curator for Western Americana, Beinecke Library
"The Power of Pictures," an introduction to the new Beinecke exhibition

October 14 Janice Carlisle, Professor of English, Department of English
An original drawing for Charles Dickens's The Pickwick Papers, with his comments and corrections

October 21 Mia Reinoso Genoni, John B. Madden Dean of Berkeley College; Lecturer in History of Art and Special Programs in the Humanities
An early 16th-century copy of Francisco Giorgio di Martini's architectural manuscript, Trattati di archittetura ingegneria e arte militare.

October 28 Kevin Repp, Curator for Modern European Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library

November 4 Timothy Young, Curator for Modern Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library
Sodoms zonde und straffe [Sodom's Sin and Punishment], from early 18th-c. Amsterdam

November 11 Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies & Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Personal photography - the Romanov family album, the poet H.D.'s scrapbook, and J.M. Barrie's The Boy Castaways of Black Lake Island

November 18  John Faragher, Howard R. Lamar Professor of History & American Studies and Director of the Howard R. Lamar Center
Western expeditionary art - works by Alfred Jacob Miller and Carl Bodmer

November 25 Ray Clemens, Curator for Early Books and Manuscripts, Beinecke Library
Portolan charts of the Mediterranean from sixteenth-century Portugal

December 2 Nancy Kuhl, Curator for Poetry, Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Library

December 9 Susan Gibbons, University Librarian, Yale University Library
The city of God and the city of Man, an illuminated copy of Augustine's De Civitate Dei, Paris, ca. 1415

December 16 Jonathan Holloway, Professor of History and American Studies; Professor and Chair of African American Studies
Posters by Emory Douglas, illustrator for the Black Panther Party


Spring 2013 speakers and topics

January 28     Kathryn James, Beinecke Library
By Hand, the current exhibition

February 4      Lanny Hammer, Yale Department of English
James Merrill’s Ouija board

February 11    Re-scheduled due to snow

February 18    Anders Winroth, Yale Department of History, and Ray Clemens, Beinecke Library
The Vinland Map and Voynich Manuscript

February 25    No Fellows' Tea 

March 4      Jessica Brantley, Yale Department of English
Rothschild canticles and ivory writing tablets

March 11     Tom Bolze, Beinecke Library, and Ellen Ellickson, Beinecke Library
Marjorie Wynne

March 18    Kevin Repp, Beinecke Library
The Milles Pensees of Henri Chopin

March 25       Tim Young, Beinecke Library
Monroe Wheeler and Glenway Wescott datebooks

April 1           Richard Deming, Yale Department of English
Thoreau’s manuscript of Walden

April 8           Larry Manley, Yale Department of English
William Henry Ireland album of Shakespeare forgeries

April 15         Susan Howe, 2011 winner of the Bollingen Prize in American Poetry
Sarah Pierpont Edwards’ wedding dress

April 22         Nancy Kuhl, Beinecke Library
Ernest "Hem" Hemingway's postcards

April 29         George Miles, Beinecke Library
Lewis and Clark Map

May 6           Kathryn James, Beinecke Library

May 13         Michael Warner, Chair and Seymour H. Knox Professor, Yale Department of English
Sermon notes by Jonathan Edwards



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Monday 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday (Exhibitions only) 12 pm - 4 pm

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