Posts by Pablo Alvarez
March 15, 2023 •
You are all cordially invited to attend the public lecture, "The Place of Greek Paleography in the Cultural and Literary History of Byzantium." Professor Elena Velkovska (University of Siena, Italy) will help us understand the international significance of the many treasured and valuable Byzantine Greek liturgical manuscripts held in the U-M Library's Special Collections Research Center.
March 6, 2023 •
Join us this Wednesday, 8 March, at 4 pm for refreshments, viewing, and casual conversation with the student curators of "Openings: Title Pages in the History of Printed Books"!
March 6, 2023 •
Special Collections After Hours | Illustrations in Rare Books and Prints in Western Europe: A Very Brief History
Join the Special Collections Research Center in Hatcher next Tuesday (14 March) at 4 pm for our third After Hours open house of the Winter term, exploring a selection of early rare books and prints containing images printed with the technique of relief (woodcuts) and intaglio (copperplate engravings).
February 24, 2023 •
The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new exhibit featuring the title page. Students in a Fall 2022 History Lab class researched and created the exhibit.
February 1, 2023 •
We are delighted to announce an important recent acquisition made possible by Katharine V. Kilgour's generous gift in memory of her father Raymond L. Kilgour: a manuscript containing the texts of a Book of Hours and a Psalter. Written on parchment in Latin and French, it was exquisitely illuminated by one of the leading miniaturists working in Paris in the first two decades of the sixteenth century: Jean Coene IV.
January 10, 2023 •
The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to announce a new exhibit featuring a selection of manuscripts, early printed books, and artifacts illustrating Mesopotamian, Greek, Islamic, and Western European astronomies. Join the curators on Thursday, 12 January, 4-6p in the Hatcher Gallery for a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit followed by an exhibit tour.
December 6, 2022 •
Join the Special Collections Research Center in Hatcher next Tuesday (13 December) at 4 pm for our final After Hours open house of the term exploring a selection of artifacts illustrating the early history of western medicine.
September 29, 2022 •
We are pleased to invite you to a panel regarding the discovery of the forgery of our Galileo manuscript: October 6, @7:00 pm. Hosted by the U-M Detroit Observatory in Ann Arbor, Nick Wilding (Georgia State University) and Pablo Alvarez (University of Michigan Library) will be discussing various aspects surrounding this extraordinary document, including its alleged historical significance, the fascinating process establishing it as a 20th-century fake, and the lessons that we can all learn from the unmasking of this forgery.
April 25, 2022 •
We are very pleased to announce a new digital exhibit highlighting some extraordinary Greek manuscripts from our collections: Greek Manuscripts at the University of Michigan Library: A Celebration. This virtual exhibition accompanies, and expands, the physical exhibit of the same name shown at the Audubon Room (Hatcher Library North) from March 26 to June 28, 2022. The online exhibit is also available inside the Audubon Room: visitors are welcomed to further explore, and zoom-in on, other fascinating features of the manuscripts on display.
March 29, 2022 •
Splendors of the religious and artistic endeavors of Byzantine manuscript makers are on display from the Greek manuscript collection at the University of Michigan Library (Special Collections Research Center). We warmly invite you to explore these extraordinary treasures at the Audubon Room, North Hatcher Library, March 26-June 28, 2022.