Noteworthy Acquisitions, Digitization, and Conservation for 2023
Archivists, curators, and subject specialists highlight a number of noteworthy acquisitions, conservation projects, and digitization efforts that are underway in 2023, including the Fly Papers that are now held by the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Columbia University Libraries Awarded Grant from the Arcadia Fund to Support Anticaste Archives Project
Arcadia awards the Libraries a grant to support a project, Anticaste Archives: Preserving Historical and Cultural Memory, that will develop a digital archive of materials created by communities in India related to anticaste advocacy.
Exhibit on Islamic Science on Display at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library
“Science, Nature, and Beauty” is an exhibit that showcases over 90 instruments, manuscripts, and objects related to the Islamic sciences, many of which are on display for the first time since their acquisition by the Libraries nearly 100 years ago.
Hopes and Dreams of “Modern Africa”, 1960-1965: Selected Photographs from the Marc & Evelyne Bernheim Collection
Curated by African Studies Librarian Dr. Yuusuf Caruso, "Hopes and Dreams of 'Modern Africa,' 1960-1965," currently on view in Knox Hall, features images from a collection of historical photographs that documents daily life in Africa during the 1960s.
The Fall 2021 Harriman Institute @ 75 Atrium Exhibit “People, Books & Archives in Pictures 1903-2021” Re-Opens in Lehman Library
An exhibition from the Libraries and partners across Columbia, on display in Lehman Library, marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Institute (now the Harriman Institute).
At Home in the World: An Online Conversation Series Bringing Area Studies Librarians Together
Organizers of "At Home in the World," a series of online conversations that brings together librarians from various area studies disciplines, reflect on the grassroots effort and discuss upcoming events.
People, Books & Archives in Pictures, 1903-2021: Resources for Russian/Soviet, East European & Eurasian Studies on the Heights
The Libraries and partners across Columbia mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Institute (now the Harriman Institute) with a forthcoming collection of essays and a virtual exhibition.
The Muslim World Manuscripts Project: “Listening to All the Echoes in the Garden”
A recent event marked the completion of the Manuscripts of the Muslim World Project, a collaboration among numerous institutions to digitize and provide online access to Islamicate manuscripts and Mughal paintings.
Global Studies E-Resources and Library Guides at Columbia under COVID-19, Part 1
Global Studies librarians offer a round-up of e-resources and library guides that are new to the Libraries, including resources related to Africa, the Middle East, and Islam, and Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.
“Strategies of Presenting Text and Illustrations: Turning the Pages of a Sixteenth Century Book of Wisdom”: An Interview with Seher Agarwala
Ph.D. candidate Seher Agarwala delves into archival materials from the Muslim World Manuscript Project for her dissertation on 16th-century aesthetics in the Islamicate world.