Special Collections Calendar

Upcoming Events & Exhibits in Special Collections & Archives

  • Books are familiar tools for providing readers with emotional comfort, intellectual content, and soaring inspiration, but are and can be so much more--as objects, they also represent the capacity of art and form to further connect with readers and non-readers alike. Join Special Collections & Archives as we share intriguing examples of the book arts contributed by local artists and Wake Forest students. Artists: Robin Harper, Sara Hiatt, Anne Murray, Joyce Teta, History of the Book Lib260 Students
  • In partnership with the Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors, ZSR Library Special Collections & Archives will host festival author Rajia Hassib in the Special Collections & Archives Research Room (ZSR625) starting at 4:00 pm. Rajia Hassib’s first novel, In the Language of Miracles, was a New York Times Editors' Choice and received an honorable mention from the Arab American Book Award. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Marshall University, and she has written for The New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker online. Her new novel is A Pure Heart.
  • Artist Demo (4:00-5:00) and Exhibit Reception (5:00-6:00) Books are familiar tools for providing readers with emotional comfort, intellectual content, and soaring inspiration, but are and can be so much more–as objects, they also represent the capacity of art and form to further connect with readers and non-readers alike. Join Special Collections & Archives as we share intriguing examples of the book arts contributed by local artists and Wake Forest students. A number of the artists will be available to speak with visitors about their work, and there will be wine and hors d'oeuvres available. Artists: Robin Harper, Sara Hiatt, Anne Murray, Terry Schupbach-Gordon, Joyce Teta, History of the Book Lib260 Students
  • Sponsored by Z. Smith Reynolds Library and the Wake Forest Humanities Institute, visiting scholar Julie Park will talk about her research on eighteenth century commonplace books, with a reception following the lecture. Dr. Park is a scholar of English literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. Her research examines the unexpected ways in which human subjects are inseparable from the material things, environments and devices of everyday life in historical contexts. Her areas of specialty include material and visual culture, history of subjectivity, the history and theory of the novel, genre and gender studies and archival studies.