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Default Placeholder Photo (Co)-Humanitarian
(Co)-Humanitarian used print and visual resources to illustrate the ideological and geographic divisions between South and North Korea. The exhibit also conveyed North Korea’s human rights issues.
Locations
Regenstein 5th Floor Reading Room
May 1 — Aug. 1, 2017
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Subjects
Area & Cultural Studies
Korean Studies
KCCNA Exhibit Thumbnail 20 Years and After: Korean Collections Consortium of North America (KCCNA)
The Korean Collections Consortium of North America (KCCNA) was founded in 1994 with 6 member institutions, with the University of Chicago quickly joining as the 7th member in 1995. This exhibit shows a selection of the University of Chicago’s KCCNA-assigned subject books.
Locations
Regenstein Bookstacks, 5th Floor
March 1 — April 1, 2016
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Subjects
Korean Studies
Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary: Children's Books and Graphic Art
Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary examines both the intensive and extensive dimensions of Soviet posters and children books.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Aug. 22 — Dec. 30, 2011
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Subjects
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Art
Default Placeholder Photo Celebrating the Poetry of Asia & the Middle East
For their inaugural joint exhibit, five area-studies librarians on the fifth floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library celebrate poetry from their own areas of expertise.
Locations
Regenstein Bookstacks, 5th Floor
May 1 — June 30, 2018
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Subjects
Korean Studies
Middle East
Southern Asia
Japanese Studies
Chinese Studies
Closeted/Out in the Quadragles feature image Closeted/OUT in the Quadrangles: A History of LGBTQ Life at the University of Chicago
Historical view of LGBT faculty, student, and staff life at the University of Chicago.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 30 — June 12, 2015
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Subjects
LGBTQ Studies
University of Chicago
rosrenberger.jpg East European Jews in the German-Jewish Imagination from the Ludwig Rosenberger Library of Judaica
This exhibition traces the place of East European Jewry in the imagination and experience of German Jews from emancipation in the nineteenth century to the decline of German-Jewish life on the eve of World War II.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — June 30, 2009
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Subjects
Jewish Studies
Razm-nāma Envisioning South Asia: Texts, Scholarship, Legacies
This exhibition introduces the Regenstein Library's extraordinary resources related to South Asia through visual metaphors of imagination, representation, and engagement.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 11 — March 18, 2016
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Subjects
Southern Asia
South Asia
Silhouette of Crowd with Shahada The Graphics of Revolution and War: Iranian Poster Arts
Designed for mass distribution and aimed towards a large public audience, posters embed social, political, and religious concerns that frequently are articulated through both text and image. Perhaps more so than at any other moment in recent history, posters served as powerful modalities for mobilization and communication during the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88).
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 15 — Dec. 18, 2011
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Subjects
Art
Middle East
homer_title_graphic.jpg Homer in Print: The Transmission and Reception of Homer's Works
Homer in Print illustrates what we can learn when we look beyond the stories to ask what sources went into shaping this particular edition or how the multitude of English translations differ from each other.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 13 — March 15, 2014
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Subjects
Classics
The Life of the Mind Integrating the Life of the Mind: African Americans at the University of Chicago, 1870-1940
This exhibit presents original manuscripts, rarely seen portraits and photographs, African American publications, books by African American graduates of the University of Chicago, and other documents that trace the interlocking strands of academic and gradual social integration through the mid-twentieth century.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — Feb. 28, 2009
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Subjects
University of Chicago
African-American Studies
James Baldwin with Statues James Baldwin Among The Philosophers
James Baldwin’s work is widely recognized for its religious overtones and influences as well as for its critiques of racism and heterosexual norms. His work is equally important as a contribution to American philosophy.
Locations
Regenstein 4th Floor Reading Room
Sept. 25 — Dec. 31, 2017
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Subjects
African-American Studies
Religion
On Equal Terms Exhibit On Equal Terms: Educating Women at the University of Chicago
Since the University welcomed its first students in the fall of 1892, women have had very different stories to tell about the experiments in co-education and faculty diversification; the experience of the classroom, the laboratory, the dorm, and the streets of Hyde Park; the issues of mentorship, intellectual community, and career advancement; and the opportunities for political action and community involvement, for friendship, romance, and sexual experimentation.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — July 31, 2009
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Subjects
Women's Studies
University of Chicago Library
Race and the Design of Everyday Life Race and the Design of American Life: African Americans in Twentieth-Century Commercial Art
Drawing from collections of food packaging, advertisements, children's books, album covers, and other household goods, this exhibit traces the vexed history of African Americans in commercial art—as images and as makers of their own image—and their vital role in shaping the rise and establishment of our modern consumer society.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 14 — Jan. 4, 2014
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Subjects
African-American Studies
Art
red press thumbnail Red Press
Red Press: Radical Print Culture from St. Petersburg to Chicago represents the Bolshevik revolution as it was waged through broadsides, pamphlets, periodicals and posters. Many materials are drawn from the archive of Samuel N. Harper, son of the University’s founding president, the first American Russianist, and eyewitness to the revolution. Through these rare printed sources visitors can trace the worldwide spread of revolutionary and antirevolutionary media and ideas.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 25 — Feb. 2, 2018
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Subjects
History
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
mexico_web_exhibits.jpg Researching Mexico: University of Chicago Field Explorations in Mexico, 1896-2014
University of Chicago scholars have traveled to Mexico since the late nineteenth century, pursuing research subjects ranging from archival investigation of revolutionary leaders, to documentation of indigenous communities and languages, to the search for the cause of a deadly strain of typhus.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
June 30 — Oct. 4, 2014
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Subjects
Latin American Studies
Default Placeholder Photo The World of South Asian Scripts
This exhibit explores the rich historical heritage as well as the lively contemporary usage of South Asian scripts.
Locations
Regenstein 5th Floor Reading Room
Sept. 5 — Dec. 14, 2018
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Subjects
Southern Asia
South Asia