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March 27, 2013

Digital Humanities Sparkfest

This research retreat will offer inspiring examples of digital humanities scholarship, provide an opportunity to discuss tools and issues at the heart of the research, and allow you to network with potential research partners. This symposium is aimed at scholars (faculty and graduate students) from humanities and computer science fields, academic technologists, programmers, research consultants, librarians, and other academic support staff from Minnesota. Since this mode of research requires collaboration and partnership, we are aiming for a diverse set of attendees that will spark new research.
For more information visit https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/mn-dh-symposium/

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March 14, 2013

On Topic: Papacy / Pope Francis - publications

Now that the Catholic Church has elected a new pope, you might want to read about him, and find out what he has written. The University of Minnesota LIbraries owns one book, and there are others listed in Worldcat that you can obtain via InterLibrary Loan. None are available in English at the time of this blog entry. Scroll down to see a list of titles and the Worldcat text entries.

Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus Ecclesiastical Latin: [franˈtʃiskus]; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio;[b] 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is both head of the Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State. source: wikipedia

"Argentine was challenger to Benedict" Full Text Available
Source: Christian Century, 122 no 21 O 18 2005, p 17. Publication Type: Article
Subjects: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, Cardinal; Benedict XVI, Pope
Database: ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials


U of MN Libraries holdings: title by Jorge Mario Bergoglio

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Diálogos entre Juan Pablo II y Fidel Castro
Contributors: John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005; Castro, Fidel, 1926-; Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-; Grupo de Reflexión "Centesimus Annus".
Buenos Aires : Ciudad Argentina 1998
Available at UM TC Wilson Library (BX1451.2 .D53x 1998 )


Vatican Website (Latin, with translation feature) http://www.vatican.va/


BOOKS ABOUT THE PAPACY
A MNCAT search of the subject heading papacy brought up 517 results in the U of MN Twin Cities campus libraries on March 14, 2013.
Here are a few:

Faith and leadership the papacy and the Roman Catholic Church
Riccards, Michael P. ebrary, Inc.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books c2012
Online access

The Oxford dictionary of popes
Kelly, J. N. D. (John Norman Davidson) Walsh, Michael J., 1937-; Oxford University Press.
Updated ed. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press 2005
Online access

Absolute monarchs: a history of the papacy
Norwich, John Julius, 1929-
1st U.S. ed. New York : Random House c2011
Available at UM TC Wilson Library (BX955.3 .N67 2011

The papacy: an encyclopedia
Levillain, Philippe, 1940-; O'Malley, John W.
New York : Routledge 2002
Available at UM TC Wilson Library Reference (Quarto BX955.2 .D53 2002


Search MNCAT for books about papacy

For reference works about religion, see our subject page, Library Resources in Religious Studies .

WORLDCAT

Titles by Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Worldcat
El bicentenario de la independencia de los países latinoamericanos : ayer y hoy
Corrupción y pecado : algunas reflexiones en torno al tema de la corrupción ;
Dialogos entre Juan Pablo II y Fidel Castro /
Diálogos entre Juan Pablo II y Fidel Castro /
Educar : exigencia y pasión : desafíos para educadores cristianos /
El santito Ceferino Namuncurá : relato en verso /
El verdadero poder es el servicio /
Episcopus minister Evangelii Iesu Christi propter spem mundi : relatio post disceptationem /
La nación por construir : utopía, pensamiento y compromiso : VIII Jornada de Pastoral Social /
Nosotros como ciudadanos, nosotros como pueblo : hacia un bicentenario en justicia y solidaridad 2010-2016 /
Ponerse la patria al hombro : memoria y camino de esperanza /
Reflexiones in esperanza /
Rosario : Preghiera prediletta.
Seminario : las deudas sociales de nuestro tiempo : la deuda social según la doctrina de la iglesia /
Seminario Internacional : consenso para el desarrollo : reflexiones sobre solidaridad y desarrollo /
Sobre el cielo y la tierra / Jorge Bergoglio, Abraham Skorka.


Worldcat listings

Worldcat (restricted access) ILL links
Worldcat Public Access

Diálogos entre Juan Pablo II y Fidel Castro /
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario,; John Paul
Publication: Buenos Aires : Ciudad Argentina, 1998
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 17 In your library UNIV OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS

El bicentenario de la independencia de los países latinoamericanos : ayer y hoy /
Author: Carriquiry, Guzmán.; Bergoglio, Jorge Mario,
Publication: Madrid : Encuentro, 2011
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 14

Sobre el cielo y la tierra / Jorge Bergoglio, Abraham Skorka.
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-; Skorka, Abraham,
Publication: Buenos Aires : Editorial Sudamericana, 2010
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 11

El bicentenario de la independencia de los países latinoamericanos : ayer y hoy /
Author: Carriquiry Lecour, Guzmán.; Bergoglio, Jorge Mario,
Publication: Madrid : Encuentro, 2011
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 7

Rosario : Preghiera prediletta.
Publication: Rome : Nova Itinera, 2003
Document: Italian : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 5

Corrupción y pecado : algunas reflexiones en torno al tema de la corrupción ;
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-
Publication: Buenos Aires, República Argentina : Editorial Claretiana , 2005
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 3

Nosotros como ciudadanos, nosotros como pueblo : hacia un bicentenario en justicia y solidaridad 2010-2016 /
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-
Publication: Buenos Aires : Editorial Claretiana, 2011
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 3

Seminario : las deudas sociales de nuestro tiempo : la deuda social según la doctrina de la iglesia /
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-
Publication: Buenos Aires : EPOCA-USAL, 2009
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 2

El bicentenario de la independencia de los países latinoamericanos ayer y hoy /
Author: Carriquiry Lecour, Guzmán Miguel (1944-....). Auteur.
Publication: Madrid : Encuentro, 2011
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 2

La nación por construir : utopía, pensamiento y compromiso : VIII Jornada de Pastoral Social /
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-
Publication: Buenos Aires, República Argentina : Editorial Claretiana, 2005
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 2

Dialogos entre Juan Pablo II y Fidel Castro /
Author: Johannes Paulus Papa, II.; Castro, Fidel.; Bergoglio, Jorge Mario.
Publication: Buenos Aires : Ciudad Argentina, 1998
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 2

El santito Ceferino Namuncurá : relato en verso /
Author: Castiñeira de Dios, José María; Bergoglio, Jorge Mario
Publication: Buenos Aires Lumen 2007
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 3

El bicentenario de la independencia de los países latinoamericanos : ayer y hoy
Author: Carriquiry Lecour, Guzmán 1944-
Publication: Madrid Encuentro 2012
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 1

Educar : exigencia y pasión : desafíos para educadores cristianos /
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-
Publication: Buenos Aires, República Argentina : Claretiana, 2003
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 1

Seminario Internacional : consenso para el desarrollo : reflexiones sobre solidaridad y desarrollo /
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-
Publication: Buenos Aires : EPOCA : USAL : Ciudad Argentina ; Madrid : Hispana Libros, 2009
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 1

Episcopus minister Evangelii Iesu Christi propter spem mundi : relatio post disceptationem /
Author: Egan, Edward Michael; Bergoglio, Jorge Mario Corp Author: Ecclesia Catholica., Synodus Episcoporum., Coetus Generalis Ordinarius, 2001).
Publication: E Civitate Vaticana : [s. n.], 2001
Document: Latin : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 1

El verdadero poder es el servicio /
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-
Publication: Buenos Aires : Editorial Claretiana, 2007
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 1

Reflexiones in esperanza /
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-
Publication: Buenos Aires : Ediciones Universidad del Salvador, 1992
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 1

Ponerse la patria al hombro : memoria y camino de esperanza /
Author: Bergoglio, Jorge Mario, 1936-
Publication: Buenos Aires : Editorial Claretiana, 2004
Document: Spanish : Book
Libraries Worldwide: 1

February 22, 2013

Prof. Bashiri's new book

Prof. Bashiri's new book is on reserve in Wilson Library (first floor; check MNCAT for current availability.

Ancient Iran : cosmology, mythology, history
Bashiri, Iraj.
San Diego, CA : Cognella c2012
Available at UM TC Wilson Library Reserve (DS275 .B38 2012 )

April 25, 2012

Watch for Oxford Handbooks in Religion online

Currently we have just four titles in this series, but we're in the process of ordering all 20 titles! this will be a wonderful addition to our reference resources in religion. There will also be 33 titles in philosophy.

You can get a look at the titles we'll be getting, (and the full text of the four we already have access to) at Oxford Handbooks Online


The four titles we have already are:
The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies
The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology
The [Oxford] Handbook of Religious Diversity.

Once we have full access, I'll post the news here, and you'll see the titles in MNCAT and in the Articles tab, both at www.lib.umn.edu

April 20, 2012

Dr. Levinson talk: OT in Nazi Germany

"The Struggle for the Old Testament in Nazi Germany: The Untold Story of Gerhard von Rad"

Bernard Levinson, Berman Family Chair in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible and Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and of Law at the University of Minnesota, will be giving a special lecture at Or Emet: Minnesota Congregation for Humanistic Judaism on Friday, April 27, 2012. Levinson will discuss the moving story of Gerhard von Rad's heroic struggles to defend the Old Testament in Nazi Germany and how he fought this battle in near isolation, long before he became a famous Protestant theologian.

The lecture will begin after Or Emet's 7:30 pm Humanistic Sabbath service and will be followed by an Oneg Shabbat reception. The event will be held at Minneapolis Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park, and is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://www.oremet.org/

January 31, 2012

KJV Manifold Greatness Colloquium Friday!


This Friday afternoon, February 3, 2012, is the date of the Manifold Greatness Colloquium, noting the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

See the full list of events at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/wilson-library-events/manifold-greatness-colloquium.html

From 4:00 to 4:45 attendees will have time to visit both exhibits and enjoy a beverage and pick up a brochure and program, followed by a formal welcome with introductions to the exhibits and our speakers.

Three U of M faculty members - Bernard Levinson, David Haley and Michael Hancher - will speak from 4:45 until 6 p.m. Then we'll take a one half hour break for a reception and time to explore the two exhibits, Manifold Greatness and The Word Made Flesh.

At 6:30 we'll resume with presentations by Mark Granquist (Luther Seminary) and Chris R. Armstrong (Bethel University). The colloquium will finish at 7:30 p.m.


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January 12, 2012

King James Bible 400th Anniversary

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The Libraries are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible with several exhibits and events on campus and throughout the Twin Cities.

The Word Made Flesh
What: Exhibit
When: Monday, November 28, 2011 - Friday, February 24, 2012; Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library
Free and open to the public

This exhibit will feature examples of biblical texts, including medieval manuscripts and facsimiles. Highlights will include two leaves from the 42-line Gutenberg Bible; the original New Testament portion of the King James Bible; other early printings such as the Geneva Bible and the "Breeches" Bible; and related works stemming out of the Reformation such as publications, broadsides, and pamphlets from Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, and others.


An American Icon: The King James Bible in American Culture
When: Sunday, January 15, 2012; 9:15 a.m.-10:10 a.m.
Where: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 South Snelling Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55116
Who: speaker: Mark A. Granquist

The Word Made Flesh: Historic Biblical Texts at the University of Minnesota
When: Monday, January 30, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Highland Park Branch Library, Hillcrest Auditorium
Who: speaker: Tim Johnson

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible
What: Exhibit
When: Wednesday, January 18 through Wednesday, February 15, 2012; open during Wilson Library building hours
Where: Wilson Library 4th floor Gallery
Free and open to the public

This traveling exhibition is organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. It is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas, to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. The traveling exhibition was made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at manifoldgreatness.org.


Manifold Greatness Colloquium
When: Friday February 3, 2012, 4:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Wilson Library 4th floor
Who: Presenters Bernard M. Levinson, David Haley, Michael Hancher, Mark Granquist, and Chris R. Armstrong

Join us for this colloquium, which will include a special viewing of the exhibits followed by a reception. Music will be provided by guitar students in the studio of Maja Radovanlija, Guitar Instructor and Lecturer in Creative Studies and Media.

Program of Events
4:00 p.m. Welcome and exhibit viewing
4:30 p.m. Presentations by
Bernard M. Levinson, Berman Family Chair of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, Professor of Classical & Near Eastern Studies and of Law, University of Minnesota
David Haley, Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Minnesota
Michael Hancher, Professor of English, University of Minnesota
Timothy Johnson, Curator of Special Collections and Rare Books, University of Minnesota
6:00 p.m. Reception and exhibit viewing
6:30 p.m. Presentations by:
Chris R. Armstrong, Professor of Church History, Bethel Seminary
Mark A. Granquist, Associate Professor of Church History, Luther Seminary

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries; the University of Minnesota Religious Studies program and the departments of English and Classical and Near Eastern Studies; the Friends of Saint Paul Public Library; Bethel University; Luther Seminary; and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.


From Scripture to Icon: The Influence of the KJB in American Christianity
What: Presentation with display of materials in Luther Seminary special collections
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Luther Seminary, St. Paul | Olson Campus Center | Lower Level Classroom
Who: speakers: Mark Granquist and Chris Armstrong

December 16, 2011

The Word Made Flesh - exhibit opens!

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On display now through Friday, February 24, 2012
T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library
Open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

This exhibit features examples of biblical texts, including medieval manuscripts and facsimiles. Highlights will include two leaves from the 42-line Gutenberg Bible; the original New Testament portion of the King James Bible; other early printings such as the Geneva Bible and the "Breeches" Bible; and related works stemming out of the Reformation such as publications, broadsides, and pamphlets from Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, and others.

The Libraries are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication
of the King James Bible with several exhibits and events. View the full slate of events at
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lib-web/events/400th-anniversary-of-the-king-james-bible.html

November 28, 2011

Word Made Flesh exhibit opens this week

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I'm so excited to see this exhibit taking shape! Curator Tim Johnson has been working with Professor Michael Hancher to create this amazing exhibit, and Exhibit Design/Project Specialist Darren Terpstra has made some gorgeous visual pieces to welcome visitors and draw them into this exhibit on the fourth floor of Wilson Library.

This exhibit is the first to appear in our offerings of events and exhibits that draw on the talents of several local institutions to note the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Below is a description of the exhibit, and you can read more about the series of events and exhibits planned over the coming months: http://z.umn.edu/kjv400mn

The Word Made Flesh
What: Exhibit
When: Monday, November 28, 2011 - Friday, February 24, 2012; Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library

Free and open to the public

This exhibit will feature examples of biblical texts, including medieval manuscripts and facsimiles. Highlights will include two leaves from the 42-line Gutenberg Bible; the original New Testament portion of the King James Bible; other early printings such as the Geneva Bible and the "Breeches" Bible; and related works stemming out of the Reformation such as publications, broadsides, and pamphlets from Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, and others.


also on the U of M Events page.

November 2, 2011

Modern Illuminated Bible - St. John's Bible exhibit at MIA

Ending Soon!
The Saint John's Bible: Amen!
Thursday, September 15, 2011--Sunday, November 13, 2011
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, U.S. Bank Gallery
Free Exhibition

November 1, 2011

King James Bible 400th Anniversary

The Libraries will soon be celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible with several wonderful exhibits and events in several Twin Cities locations, with presentations by faculty from the U of M, Bethel University and Luther Seminary.

Read the details on our KJV 400th - Events page

See an overview listing on this poster

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October 21, 2011

Open Access Week

October 24-30 is Open Access Week, and the University of Minnesota Libraries are celebrating! Events and workshops on open publishing and scholarship are happening all over campus this week--check them out, and find other information on Open Access at the University of Minnesota, at z.umn.edu/oaweek.

September 29, 2011

Dead Sea Scrolls online begins

Five of the Dead Sea Scrolls are now online at http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/:

The Great Isaiah Scroll
The Temple Scroll
The War Scroll
The Community Rule Scroll
The Commentary on Habakkuk Scroll

Read more about the project
excerpt:
The Project

"The Israel Museum welcomes you to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, allowing users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts from Second Temple times at a level of detail never before possible. Developed in partnership with Google, the new website gives users access to searchable, fast-loading, high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history. The Dead Sea Scrolls, which include the oldest known biblical manuscripts in existence, offer critical insight into Jewish society in the Land of Israel during the Second Temple Period, the time of the birth of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. Five complete scrolls from the Israel Museum have been digitized for the project at this stage and are now accessible online."


April 19, 2011

Dead Sea Scrolls coming on Google

Israel Antiquities Authority, Partner with Google R&D Center in Israel - To Make Dead Sea Scrolls Available On-line
With Lead Funding from the Leon Levy Foundation and a Major Donation of the Arcadia Foundation

(October 2010) "Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library" Will Enable Imaging, Digitization of 900-Manuscript Collection

February 25, 2011

Shared Cultural Spaces conference

Shared Cultural Spaces conference continues today at CSOM / Carlson School of Management.

excerpt:
These sessions will look closely at the concept of the humanities within Islamic contexts and the epistemologies at the heart of Muslim contributions to the arts and sciences. The conference also will explore shared cultural spaces through the influence of Islamic architecture in the United States, art and aesthetics, and contemporary uses of digital technologies for humanistic and artistic purposes.

January 28, 2011

KJV 400!

Enjoy this beautiful article co-authored by our own Professor Levinson and watch for a display in Wilson, coming in June.


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Levinson, Bernard M., and Joshua A. Berman. "Scripture, Statecraft,
and the American Founding: The King James Bible at 400." The History
Channel Magazine
special supplement, November 2010, pp. 1-11.

see also the KJV400 page

January 27, 2011

Davis title ordered

Note: in connection with the upcoming event announced below, the E-book edition of the following book by the speaker Edward B. Davis has been ordered for the University Libraries:
Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America.

Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
in conjunction with the Colloquium in Studies of Science and Technology

Friday January 28, 2011
3:35 PM in Room 131 of the Tate Laboratory of Physics

"Fundamentalist Cartoons, Modernist Pamphlets, and the Religious Image of Science during the Scopes Era"
Edward B. Davis, Professor of History of Science, Messiah College

Continue reading "Davis title ordered" »

January 26, 2011

Shared Cultural Spaces FB page

Program in Religious Studies at the University of Minnesota has launched a Facebook page for their upcoming conference, Shared Cultural Spaces. The conference runs February 24-26, and will explore how the "Islamic world" and "Western world" have interacted with each other throughout history.

January 21, 2011

Shared Cultural Spaces conference!

The University of Minnesota's Program in Religious Studies is presenting Shared Cultural Spaces, a conference on Islam and the Humanities.

The Thursday afternoon opening session and reception will be in Wilson Library, 4th floor

Conference dates:
Thursday, 02/24/11
Friday, 02/25/11
Saturday, 02/26/11

December 3, 2010

Recent ebook selections (coming soon in MNCAT)

Selected for the Libraries in ebook format:

Comparative theories of Nonduality: the Search For A Middle Way. Scarborough, Milton, 1940- Ebook 2009
Contextualizing Gender In Early Christian Discourse: Thinking Beyond thecla. Vander Stichele, Caroline Ebook 2009
Darwin and Catholicism: the Past and Present Dynamics of A Cultural Encounter Ebook 2009
Eating and Believing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Vegetarianism and theology Ebook 2008
Hadrian and the Christians Ebook 2010
Hinduism Today. Jacobs, Stephen Ebook 2010
Islam Today. Geaves, Ron Ebook 2010
Life In the Medieval Cloister. Kerr, Julie Ebook 2009
Salamanca School. Alves, andre Azevedo Ebook 2010
Theology and Religious Studies In Higher Education: Global Perspectives Ebook 2009
Women and Ordination In the Christian Churches: International Perspectives Ebook

October 25, 2010

Download books from HathiTrust

New HathiTrust Book Download Capability
Through a new authentication method, UMN users of HathiTrust can now:
- download full PDF of public domain and open access works
- create permanent collections using HathiTrust's Collection Builder tool

By contrast, unauthenticated users cannot download public domain of Google scans to comply with HathiTrust's requirement to guard against systematic downloading. This new authentication method to HathiTrust, called Shibboleth, is accomplished through the use of the user's UMN x.500 ID and password and not credentials specific to HathiTrust. Try it out at: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/wayf?target=https%3A%2F%2Fbabel.hathitrust.org%2Fcgi%2Fmb or click on the Login link from either the Full-Text Search or Collection Builder pages.

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You can also browse through public collections (e.g., STF PD Judaica = Hebrew and Yiddish PD book titles held by Stanford University).

September 15, 2010

Conversion to Christianity - new title by U of M faculty

Conversion to Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Modern Age: Considering the Process in Europe, Asia, and the Americas

Edited by UMN faculty Calvin Kendall, Oliver Nicholson, William Phillips, and Marguerite Ragnow... read more at the Center for Medieval Studies site


Yes, we have it!
MNCAT record for Conversion to Christianity

Maps & Missionaries series - Ricci Map related events & more

Prof. Ann Waltner's September 23 talk is sold out! However, there are additional opportunities to learn about topics related to the Ricci Map and Jesuit missionaries in China:

http://religiousstudies.umn.edu/

Upcoming Events
*
o Mapping Meaning: Jesuit Cartographic Visions of 'All Under Heaven'
o Florence Hsia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
o September 17, 2010 12:15 PM
o Location: 1210 Heller Hall
*
o Trans-Pacific: From China to Mexico in Early Modernity
o Dana Leibsohn, Smith College
o October 22,2010 - 12:15 PM
o Location: 1210 Heller Hall
*
o "The Illusion of Empire: Missionaries, Maps, and the Spatial Logic of European Discovery and the Colonization in the Great Lakes"
oMichael Witgen, University of Michigan
o November 12, 2010 - 12:15 PM
o Location: 1210 Heller Hall West Bank
*
o Mapping the 'Palaos Islands': Geographical Imagination and Knowledge Transfer Between German Jesuits and Oceanic Islanders Around 1700.
o Ulrike Strasser, University of California-Irvine
o December 3, 2010 - 12:15 PM
o Location: 1210 Heller Hall

More information
Matteo Ricci, Missionary Scholar
Center for Early Modern Studies*
James Ford Bell Library, 4th floor of Wilson LIbrary, West Bank, U of M

CEMH has more religious studies talks coming up:

October 12: Jacques Dalarun from the institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes, CNRS will give a talk on "The Maternal Government according to Francis of Assisi: The Autograph Letter to brother Leo."

October 26: Paul Cobb from the University of Pennsylvania will give a talk about "How to Read Usama: History, Memory, and Islam in the Age of the Crusades."

December 1 (Wednesday): Our own Oliver Nicholson will give a workshop on "The Reason for the Season: the Origins of the Date of Christmas."

August 23, 2010

Matteo Ricci & map exhibit

Read about this upcoming exhibit in the James Ford Bell Library. The exhibit opens September 15, 2010.

Kunyu wanguo quantu, or Map of the Ten Thousand Countries of the Earth, is the oldest surviving Chinese map to show the Americas.

Prof. Ann Waltner will be speaking at a special free event will be held at the James Ford Bell Library on Thursday, September 23, 2010

The LIbrary's web site also has information about Matteo Ricci, Missionary-Scholar. This exciting exhibit is coming soon to Wilson Library. the page above has "Links to Additional information about Ricci," including links to sites related to the "Jesuit Journeys" and the "history of Christianity in China."

June 2, 2010

Dr. Jassen and Dead Sea Scrolls in the news

Learn more about Dr. Jassen and his research and teaching on the Dead Sea Scrolls in profiles from the University of Minnesota News and the College of Liberal Arts

March 11, 2010

Library Exhibits & Events

The Saint John's Bible a special showing
Thursday, March 25, 2010, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Wilson Library - reservation required


Ritual of Reading: Religion and the Illustrated Book
Exhibit runs Monday, March 22 - Friday, May 14, 2010
Wilson Library, fourth floor
Free and open to the public.
Opening Reception
Friday, March 26, 2010, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Wilson Library, fourth floor


First Fridays: Virtue & Vice in the Stacks - Patience and Wrath
Friday, April 2, 2009 • noon - 1 p.m.
120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public.

December 18, 2009

Perspectives Magazine online

Read the online Perspectives Magazine, The magazine of the Program in Religious Studies.

Brief overview of contents:
From the Director / By Jeanne H. Kilde

Puzzles of Antiquity / By Kelly O'Brien
The Dead Sea Scrolls, both mysterious and revealing, continue to fascinate Professor Alex Jassen. In an exhibition at the Science Museum of Minnesota, the public can learn more about these ancient documents.

Student Spotlight: Nate Ramsayer
This edition of the Student Spotlight features Nate Ramsayer. Nate is a senior enrolled in the religious studies major in Track II, Texts and Traditions.

Faculty Spotlight: Penny Edgell / By Sara-Jo Kriedeman
In this issue, the faculty spotlight shines on Penny Edgell, professor of sociology, and a member of the Religious Studies steering committee.

Summer Workshop with Robert Orsi: Ethical, Methodological, and Pedagogical Challenges / By Daniel Winchester
A workshop sponsored by the religious studies program and the Institute for Advanced Study, a one-day workshop entitled Ethical, Methodological, and Pedagogical Challenges in the Empirical Study of Religion was held on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at the Nolte Center.

On the Cutting Edge: Rethinking an Ancient Text / By Sara-Jo Kriedeman
University of Minnesota professor Bernard M. Levinson shows his students and readers the power and importance of biblical studies.

October 15, 2009

Art Documentation and War Crimes: Librarianship in the Aftermath of War

FREE LECTURE ON LIBRARIANSHIP at St. Catherine University, St. Paul MN

The Student Governance Organization of the MLIS Department at SCU will sponsor a talk by Dr. Andras Riedlmayer, bibliographer in Islamic art and architecture at Harvard's Fine Arts Library, on Saturday, October 24, 2:00 p.m., Jeanne D'Arc Auditorium, Whitby Hall, St. Paul campus. Don't miss this fascinating presentation, Art Documentation and War Crimes: Librarianship in the Aftermath of War,on the growing recognition of links between librarianship, the protection of cultural heritage, and human rights. Dr. Riedlmayer is an eminent authority in the preservation and restoration of cultural artifacts. He has helped lead international efforts to rebuild library collections and library services in the aftermath of war in the Balkans and in Iraq. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 651-690-6802 or email imdept@stkate.edu.

September 28, 2009

Muslim Spain exhibit at Elmer L. Andersen Library

Check out this exhibit: Muslim Spain: Conquest, Expulsion, Legacy, 711-2009 at Elmer L. Andersen Library on West Bank, Minneapolis campus, through Friday, October 30, 2009.

September 23, 2009

Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls - forthcoming title by Prof. Jassen

Professor Alex Jassen served as Academic Advisor for the Science Museum of Minnesota, Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit.

He recently completed a monograph entitled Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press). It is the first work of its kind to examine legal exegesis in the Dead Sea Scrolls from the perspective of both the history of Jewish law and early biblical interpretation. It seeks to bring together the study of Jewish law in the Dead Sea Scrolls with analysis of the hermeneutic strategies and techniques through which the Qumran community established its system of laws and sectarian rules.

Professor Jassen will be teaching a course on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Spring 2010 (Religious Studies, cross-listed with Jewish Studies).

April 10, 2009

Award to U Libraries from ACRL

University Libraries to be Presented with Prestigious "Excellence in Academic Libraries" Award

The University of Minnesota Libraries are bringing in the cupcakes and trumpets to celebrate winning this year's prestigious Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The Libraries have received the award, a national tribute to a library and its staff, in recognition of their success integrating their expertise and resources into the life of the campus. Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of the American Library Association) and Blackwell’s Book Services, the $3,000 award and a plaque will be presented by ACRL President Erika Linke to Provost Tom Sullivan and University Librarian Wendy Pradt Lougee at a 3:00 p.m. ceremony on Wednesday, April 22 in Walter Library.

Read more about the award.

February 21, 2009

Library Budgets: ACRL news release

The Global Economic Crisis and Its Effect on Publishing and Library Subscriptions: ARL Issues Statement to Scholarly Publishers and Vendors

Excerpt:

For immediate release: February 19, 2009

For more information, contact:
Karla Hahn
Association of Research Libraries
202-296-2296
karla@arl.org
The Global Economic Crisis and Its Effect on Publishing and Library Subscriptions
ARL Issues Statement to Scholarly Publishers and Vendors

Washington DC—The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a statement on the current global economic crisis and its effect on publishing and library subscriptions. The ARL statement, which is aimed at scholarly publishers and vendors, reinforces some of the key points in a recent statement by the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) and offers additional observations and recommendations from the perspectives of ARL member libraries.

Large libraries are far from exempt from the consequences of the current global economic crisis. Downturns in state support for public institutions along with substantial losses in endowment funds mean that many ARL member libraries are facing substantial reductions in both operating and materials budgets. In addition to cuts already made, there is strong evidence that most ARL member libraries are preparing for further budget reductions in the 2009–2010 fiscal year.

February 16, 2009

TODAY: Who Owns Your Scholarship?

TODAY: Who Owns Your Scholarship? Copyright, Publication Agreements, and Good Policy
A Workshop for Authors and Creators of Academic Works

Presented by Kenneth Crews, Director of the Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University
Monday, February 16, 2009
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Free to University of Minnesota community. This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Who owns the article or book you just published?

Who owns your course syllabus and lecture notes?

Who controls publishing in your discipline?

How can you fairly use the work of others in your scholarship?

How does the new University Copyright Policy affect you?

Attend this short workshop to discuss these questions with your colleagues and learn how to manage your copyrights while increasing the impact of your work by providing the greatest possible visibility and access.

Register in person or limited space is also available to participate online. For online participation, please review the UMConnect instructions in advance at: https://wiki.lib.umn.edu/Staff/UMConnect and then login to the live presentation on February 16 at: https://umconnect.umn.edu/universitylibraries/