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The full schedule of events for the Gender Studies Symposium, which runs March 14-16, can be viewed here.
This exhibit covers the West Coast's first iron furnace, constructed in 1867, and the corresponding pipe foundry, railway, charcoal-producing operations in the Tryon watershed. The exhibit depicts the demographics of the workers and residents of Oswego, the technology used in the iron works, and the environmental impacts, largely through the words of those who participated in this pioneering enterprise. This exhibit is on loan from the Lake Oswego Heritage House. For more information, please visit the Lake Oswego Heritage House website.
The exhibit focuses on A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Moonstone, and Dan Simmons’s Drood. First editions are displayed along with examples of parts and periodical issues of the novels and other memorabilia. Other cases explore the topics of illustration, serial publication, the two American reading tours by Dickens, and issues of copyright in nineteenth century England and America.
This exhibit is a collaboration between the Watzek Library and English Department. Exhibit text by English faculty members Pauls Toutonghi and Andrea Hibbard, junior Dana Bronson, and Watzek staff member Paul Merchant. Design by Jeremy Skinner.
The students produced this book during the course of the fall 2011 semester, then collaborated with Publication Studio and the Lewis & Clark College bookstore to publish and distribute copies. Throughout the semester, Imatani's students explored alternative means of exhibiting and distributing artworks, outside the context of gallery spaces. In addition to publishing a book of their artworks, the class collaborated with Watzek Library Digital Initiatives to develop a web site, Alternative Distribution, which displays the students' visual maps of Portland, OR.
Please join us in the Library Classroom for snacks, coffee, and a celebration of the semester's work in performance art, digital imaging, video, book arts, and public sculpture.
Check out this totemic sculpture by Monroe Isenberg (LC, 2013), which will be on display until December 1 in Watzek's Reading Room.In Isenberg's own words, "The two totems began as an examination of the interplay between materials: wood and metal. As the individual pieces progressed, they took on the meanings of the words health and pain demonstrated through their basic elements and principles. The slimmer of the two flows like a canyon or river, which I believe to be representations of health. The other takes on a strongly geometric sharp shape in its fundamental line representing pain."
For more information about student art exhibits at Watzek, contact Stephanie Beene (email@example.com).
Stop by during library hours to view a collection of ancient works that has survived into our digital age. This exhibit will be on display throughout the fall semester in the library atrium.Only a small fraction of the books written in the Ancient Greek and Roman world have survived to our day. Transmission of these texts through the centuries relied upon hand-written manuscripts copied during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The printed books in this exhibit represent some of the works that survived the eons and were available for publication with the new technology of the printing press beginning in the fifteenth century. These printed editions served as a vital link for the transmission of ancient literature from the days of the hand-copied manuscript in the Ancient and Medieval worlds to our own digital age. Watzek Special Collections has collaborated with L&C Classics professor, Gordon Kelly, to create this exhibit of works and write its accompanying texts.
Image: IA Flemish print shop around 1600 by Jan van der Straet (Stradanus). From left to right: compositors, proof readers, printers inking and pulling sheets, a young “printer’s devil,” the publisher, and above him, the author or editor working by candlelight.