From Medieval explorers to travel writers of modern day, our November book display is a sampling of books from our collection that tap into various aspects of global travel throughout the ages. Some of the books are about maps — how certain ones came to be and the historical significance of each. Others tackle more delicate topics that could involve a more personal or philosophical journey to a distant land. One book describes a foreign culture through its culinary offerings and several are focused on the modern pastime of traveling.
It’s a Small World: Travel, Discover, Map It! will be up throughout the month of November. “Explore” the offerings to see if something piques your interest. Better yet, stop by and check one out! The display is on the wall adjacent to the elevator on the 1st floor of the PLC.
– Marian Courtney
This display curated by Marian Courtney, Library Operations Manager
Philadelphia has been called the birthplace of America’s Independence and a “city of firsts”. The first public park, permanent theater, hospital, school, and library were all established here. Far more than just architecture and institutions, Philadelphia is a city of human ideas and expression. It was here that the first treatise on the abolition of slavery was written and where people gathered to form the first philosophical society in America.
From early scientific invention, to politics, commerce, and the arts – people from all walks of life shaped what is now historic Philadelphia. Browse Historic Philadelphia…better yet, you can find these books on display on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.
– Susan Clayton
This display curated by Susan Clayton, Circulation Services Manager.
We may think that our politics has been intense over the last couple of years, but it’s still nothing compared to what has happened in the past. As the country prepares for this year’s Mid-Term elections, we present our newest book display: “Vive la Révolution!: The Movements and Revolutions that Changed History (for better or worse).” This collection describes Revolutions of all kinds, from the paradigm-shifting French Revolution to the bloodless, symbolic “Revolution of 1800” to the deadly rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany and more.
The collection also focuses on some of the important social movements that have shaped modern society, from the Civil Rights Movement to the quest for equal rights for Women and the LGBTQ community.
Saint Joseph’s University was founded 1851 by the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits). Jesuits work in education (founding schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries), intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. And while an entire library could be filled with books authored by Jesuits or about Jesuits, our 3-tier book display presents an overview. Subject matter ranges from historical backgrounds to application of principles on a personal level through the lived life of someone such as Pope Francis.
The Socialist Way of Life in Siberia
Chakars, professor of Russian history, explores the effects of socialism and modernization on the Buryats, a minority group of the Mongolian population. All invited!
When: September 17th, 12:30pm
Where: Wachterhauser Seminar Room 2nd Floor, Post Learning Commons
For more about our Chew on this Book series see our flyer.