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Exhibits
(Co)-Humanitarian Exhibit Poster (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 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
Image 1 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
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
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
Shanghai Jews Thumbnail The Shanghai Jews
This three-case exhibit is part of an event series exploring the experience of many thousands of Jewish refugees who escaped to Shanghai during World War II.
Locations
Regenstein 3rd Floor Reading Room
Jan. 15 — March 30, 2019
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Subjects
East Asian Studies
Jewish Studies
Brooker Prize Symbol T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting
The Brooker Prize is awarded annually to second- and fourth year students with outstanding book collections. This exhibit provides an opportunity for award winners to share selections from their collections with a wider audience.
Locations
Regenstein 1st Floor Reading Room
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Subjects
Latin American Studies
Medieval Studies
Gender Studies
Arts
Stamp depicting rhododendron Understanding North Korea through Stamps
The East Asian Collection acquired more than 2,000 North Korean stamps this year, each of which has been digitized and accompanied by in-depth data to form the first digital collection of its kind developed by any library worldwide.
Locations
Regenstein 5th Floor Reading Room
Sept. 23 — Feb. 12, 2020
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Subjects
East Asian Studies
Sectarian Body Stamp 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