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May 11, 2011

Organ Transplantation: 100 Years of Contributions from the
University of Chicago

Mark Siegler

by Mark Siegler, Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor
Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

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June 15, 2011

 

 

 

Members' Special Event

Architect’s rendering of the entrance to the new Special Collections Research Center exhibition gallery. Courtesy of Booth HansenTour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto LIbrary and the
Special Collections Research Center renovation

 

Previous Events:

February 16, 2011

James M. Redfield

James M. RedfieldEdward Olson Distinguished Service Professor in Classical Languages and Literatures,
the Committee on Social Thought, and the College

 

 

October 13, 2010

 

 

 

Two University of Chicago Humanists and a Landmark Edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Rickert and Manlyby Christina von Nolcken
Associate Professor in English Language and Literature and the College
Chair, Committee on Medieval Studies

In 1940 Professor John Manly, who long headed the University of Chicago’s Department of English (d. 1940), and his colleague, Professor Edith Rickert (d. 1938), published their eight-volume edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Partly thanks to their experience as code-breakers in World War I, theirs was the first edition to take account of all eighty-three medieval witnesses to parts or the whole of the Tales. Yet it is only recently that this edition has begun to come properly into its own. Working with the extensive Manly-Rickert archive housed in Regenstein Library, Professor von Nolcken will consider the nature and importance of the edition, as well as the very considerable financial and personal challenges experienced by its editors. The work marks a distinguished humanistic moment in the history of the University of Chicago.