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Default Placeholder Photo Beneath the Surface: World War I Submarine Warfare from Robert M. Grant Collection
Robert M. Grant, Carl Darling Buck Professor Emeritus in the Department of New Testament and Early Christian Literature in the Divinity School, maintained an interest in submarines throughout his career. This exhibition, which may surface as a surprise to some, is drawn from Professor Grant's research collection, and is one of a series of exhibits highlighting the breadth and variety of the University of Chicago faculty's private collections.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Feb. 1 — May 31, 1988
Subjects
European History
Military & Naval Sciences
Default Placeholder Photo A Collector's Churchill
This exhibition is one of a series based on faculty book collections. The exhibit provides a fresh look at the public career of Winston Churchill through the eyes of James H. Lorie, a prolific collector of Churchilliana.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 1, 1981
Subjects
European History
Ludwig Rosenberer Bookplate The Dreyfus Affair: In the Public Eye
Almost one-hundred years after it captured worldwide attention and threatened to topple the government of the Third Republic of France, the Dreyfus Affair continues to evoke strong response. The exhibit explores contemporary popular perceptions of the affair through these media in examples drawn from the Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 1 — March 1, 1989
Subjects
European History
Jewish Studies
Ecstatic Journey The Ecstatic Journey: Athanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome
Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680), a German Jesuit priest, was called to Rome as Professor of Mathematics at the Roman College in 1635, two years after Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Roman Inquisition. Kircher was also a consummate exploiter of the power of the printed book, as this exhibition illustrates through first and early editions of his works and related materials.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Feb. 1 — April 1, 2000
Subjects
European History
Eighteenth Century Views of the Past Exhibit The Eighteenth Century Views of the Past
This exhibition includes historiographical and antiquarian works in the fields of history, literature, art, music, and science, and illustrates the 18th century's preoccupation with its own past as a way to understand the present.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1978
Subjects
European History
enguerre_cover.jpg En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I
En Guerre will offer a fresh examination of World War I through the lens of French graphic illustration of the period.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Oct. 14 — Jan. 2, 2015
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Subjects
European History
Art
Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica Exhibit The Ludwig Rosenberger Collection of Judaica: A Selection Exhibited at the Joseph Regenstein Library
This exhibition features 126 items from the Rosenberger Collection, arranged in three sections that correspond to emphases in the collection: Pre-Emancipation, 1200-1777; The Enlightenment and Emancipation, 16656-1858; and The Modern World, 1840-1940.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — May 31, 1976
Subjects
Jewish Studies
European History
American History
Default Placeholder Photo Mirror of Marvels: Images of Antiquity in Renaissance Rome
This exhibition traces the varied responses of sixteenth-century scholars as they recovered, reconstructed and resurrected the "half-buried marvels" of Rome.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 1 — Sept. 1, 1988
Subjects
European History
My Budapest My Budapest: Portrait of a European City
Celebrating Budapest and Hungary as a significant part of continental culture and history, the exhibit is drawn from Louis Szathmary's renowned Hungarian collection of over 15,000 volumes, featuring books, artifacts, and documents.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
May 1 — Oct. 1, 1989
Subjects
European History
Default Placeholder Photo The Napoleonic Sanhedrin: 1807-1808
On 6 October 1806 a body appointed by Napoleon and known as the assembly of Jewish Notables invited members of the Jewish communities of Europe to participate in a "Sanhedrin." This exhibition presents the event through archival materials from the Napoleonic government and from the court itself.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
June 1 — Jan. 1, 1987
Subjects
Jewish Studies
European History
OntheEdge On the Edge: Medieval Margins and the Margins of Academic Life
This exhibition explores the symmetry between medieval margins and the modern margins of academic life.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
May 19 — Sept. 10, 2012
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Subjects
Art
European History
History of Print
Recipes for Domesticity Recipes for Domesticity: Cookery, Household Management, and the Notion of Expertise
This exhibition, drawn primarily from the Rare Books Collection, provides a sampling of European and American cookbooks and domestic manuals from court chefs of the 15th century to cooking icons of the 20th century.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
April 22 — July 13, 2013
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Subjects
European History
American History
Scholars and Scholarship of the Renaissance Scholars and Scholarship of the Renaissance: An Exhibition from the Collections of the University of Chicago Library
As part of a year-long celebration of the Renaissance, this exhibition features selections from the Library's collections that exemplify "a few of the many varieties of scholarly pursuits that marked the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries."
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 1, 1964
Subjects
European History
Sir Nicholas Bacon Collection Sir Nicholas Bacon Collection, The: Sources on English Society, 1250-1700
The Bacon collection allows one to view the development of English rural and agricultural society in considerable detail.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
April 1 — June 30, 1972
Subjects
European History
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
With over 900 engravings of views and monuments of Classical and early modern Rome, the selections in this exhibition reveal the nature and variety of the University of Chicago's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae collection, and the rarity and quality of individual prints.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1966
Subjects
European History
Art
Architecture
Tensions in Renaissance Cities Title Image Tensions in Renaissance Cities
Rome, Florence, Geneva, London; Renaissance cities used art and literature to express their growing pains. After the Black Death, recovering cities developed in a geography of interdependence, connected by fluctuating kingdoms, mercantile networks, and the newborn printing press. This exhibit charts the tensions of capitals from Venice to Mexico City as they looked eastward, westward, backward toward antiquity, or upward to the celestial geographies offered by magic, science, and theology.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
March 27 — June 9, 2017
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Subjects
European History
Tradition of Aquinas and Bonaventure Tradition of Aquinas and Bonaventure, The: Text and Commentary during Seven Centuries
This exhibition illustrates the influence of Aquinas and Bonaventure during the 700 years following their deaths, focusing on texts and commentary, with the history of the texts presented in manuscripts, incunabula, and more recent scholarly editions.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Jan. 1 — Dec. 31, 1974
Subjects
Religion
European History
Virtual Tourist in Renaissance Rome Exhibit The Virtual Tourist in Renaissance Rome: Printing and Collecting the Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
This exhibition examines the publishing history of Antonio Lafreri's Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae through several generations of printmakers and print publishers, showcasing the Library's Speculum Romanae Magnificantiae Digital Collection.
Locations
Special Collections Research Center
Sept. 1 — Feb. 29, 2008
Subjects
European History
Art