During October 2015

Art in the Archives: A Celebration of Campus Galleries

October is American Archives Month! Each year, the Society of North Carolina Archivists chooses a theme to celebrate Archives Month. This year’s theme, “Celebrating Archives: North Carolina Arts, Crafts, and Music Traditions” has inspired Special Collections & Archives to collaborate with the Start Gallery and the Hanes Gallery for our own celebration. “Art in the Archives:... more

A Source for Shakespeare’s History

If you’re commemorating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt this weekend, chances are your knowledge of this English victory comes from Shakespeare’s famous history play The Life of King Henry V. But where did Shakespeare get his information about the 15th century battle? The major source for Shakespeare’s historical information was probably Raphael... more

Ways Wake Forest Promotes Open Access

To bookend Open Access Week with my previous post about the Google Books win, I wanted to quickly highlight ways Wake Forest promotes open access. Open Access Fund – we support faculty seeking to publish in OA venues that charge article processing fees by covering the publication costs; if you are interested and your venue... more

Google Books Wins Again

Happy Open Access Week! Each October, institutions around the globe celebrate and advocate for open access to knowledge, be it articles or books or data or learning materials. To celebrate OA this week, I will be blogging about OA and OA-related news. So, to kick things off, I’m going to start by pointing you to... more

Moby Dick, by Herman Melville (1851)

Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has one of the most recognizable opening lines of any American novel. Everyone knows about Ishmael, Captain Ahab, and the Great White Whale. But how many readers have actually made it to the end of Melville’s epic? Moby Dick; or, The Whale is today a staple of Best American Novel lists... more

Access to Campus This Weekend, Oct. 9

Access to campus will be somewhat restricted beginning at 5pm on Friday, Oct. 9 and all day Saturday. Entry onto campus is only through the Reynolda and University Parkway entrances. Admittance to campus after 5pm on Saturday will require a WFU parking pass or an event ticket. Parking on Saturday is available in Lots Q,... more

October is Archives Month!

October is American Archives Month! Each year, archives across the nation celebrate Archives Month by advocating for archives, planning events related to archives, and generally singing the praises of archives near and far. The Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA) assigns a theme for North Carolina’s Archives Month. This year’s North Carolina Archives Month theme, “Celebrating... more

Prepare for Your Semester Abroad with Pronunciator and Global Road Warrior!

The countdown has begun. Your destination is set, your passport is up-to-date, your bags are packed (well, almost) – you are ready for your study abroad experience! Let ZSR help prepare you for your semester abroad before you even leave campus with Pronunciator and Global Road Warrior! One of the best pieces of advice for... more

The Playboy of the Western World, by J. M. Synge (1907)

A dramatist once wrote a play about an Irish peasant, We heard some of the audience say “The motive is not pleasant.” Our own opinion, we admit, Is rather—well—uncertain, Because we couldn’t hear one bit From rise to fall of curtain. The Abbey Row (Dublin: Maunsel & Co., 1907) John Millington Synge’s drama The Playboy... more