Past Events

We encourage you to explore a list of past Library Society events.


Bibliosaurus: Dinosaurs in the Popular Imagination (family friendly event)

An Evening with Kristian Jensen, Head of Collections and Curations (retired), British Library


But Is it a Book? Lecture and Exhibition View

Capturing the Stars: The Untold History of Women at Yerkes Observatory Lecture and Exhibition View

Enrico Fermi and His Legacy, in partnership with the Physical Sciences Division


Library Society Evening with Dr. Torsten Reimer, University Librarian and Dean of the University Library

Transforming the Analog: Saving the Past for the Future

A Book by its Cover: Decorative Book Bindings from the Medieval Codex to Contemporary Artists' Books Lecture and Exhibition View


The Architectural Impact of the Mansueto Library

At the Forefront of COVID-19 Knowledge: UChicago Medicine and the Library Work Together


"Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe" by Professor Anthony Grafton

How Regenstein Library Ushered in a New Era of Scholarly Distinction: A Conversation with Dean Boyer

Exploring the University of Chicago’s History through the Library’s Map Collections


Discovery, Collection, Memory: The Oriental Institute at 100

The Adaptations of Augie March


The Groves of Academe, Revisited

Science and Conscience: Chicago's Met Lab and the Manhattan Project

Vivian Maier Close Up


Tensions in Renaissance Cities

Concrete Poetry, Concrete Books

Alma Lach’s Kitchen: Transforming Tasta


Integrity of the Page: The Creative Process of Daniel Clowes


Poetic Associations: The Nineteenth-Century English Poetry Collection of Dr. Gerald N. Wachs

What Did the French Read on the Eve of the Revolution? by Robert Darnton


One Homer, Many Homers - How Many Homers?


One Vision: The Illinois State Historical Library and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Censorship and Omnicensorship: Controlling the Text in Russia

Forms and Formats of Autobiography


Opening for Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture Exhibition

The University of Chicago's 'Archaic Mark' (ms 972): A Remarkable Manuscript Treasure or a Modern Day Counterfeit?

Transforming Libraries: Choices with an Eye to the Future, A Conversation with Judith Nadler

Love's Labors in the Ruins, The Curious Case of the Carmelite Missal


Education or Oppression? The Shadow of State Power in the Soviet Children's Book

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


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