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Research & Scholarship

Art in the Library

Friday, January 13th, 2017

…” the best way to capture the imagination is to speak to the eyes.” – William Playfair John Cotton Dana (1856-1929) served dual roles as librarian for the Newark Library, and as the director of the Newark Museum, both of which were housed in the same building. Dana worked in a public library but in […]

JSTOR Arts & Sciences XV

Monday, November 7th, 2016

JSTOR now includes Arts & Sciences XV! This addition has extensive coverage in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, including literature, film, art, music, religion, classical studies, history, education, economics, political science, and sociology. It includes twenty titles newly added to the Mathematics & Statistics collection and twenty one titles to the Jewish Studies collection. Notable […]

Disability in the Modern World

Friday, November 4th, 2016

New to Syracuse University Libraries, Disability in the Modern World is a collection of primary sources, supporting materials, archives, and video. The content is essential for teaching and research in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies. It is also important for the study of history, media, the arts, political science, education, and […]

Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

Monday, October 10th, 2016

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance, published by Oxford University Press, provides rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe. It includes comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period.

A Symbiotic Relationship

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Art and books have enjoyed a long historic symbiotic relationship. The French psychoanalyst Jacque Lacan stated that “collecting is something we all do” be it on a personal or a larger more public scale. The Kunstkammer, Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities harks back to the late fiftenen hundreds when monarchs and the prosperous collected a […]