Browse Exhibits (5 total)
Spain and Portugal during the Golden Age
Curated by the students of Professor Céline Dauverd's Golden Age Spain and Portugal, this exhibit looks at the medieval Iberian Peninsula. Convivencia prevailed from the Ummayad conquest of Iberia through the through the late fifteenth century, when the Spanish monarchs solidified their nation through the unification of Castile and Aragón.
This exhibit highlights rare manuscripts, print, and engravings of the medieval through early modern Iberian Peninsula held by CU Boulder Libraries' Rare and Distinctive Collections. The following pages explore eight centuries of the regions' arts, sciences, literature, and the religion and philosophy of the region.
Banner illustration: detail, Jules Goury, Plans, Elevations, Sections, and Details of the Alhambra from Drawings Taken on the Spot in 1834 by Jules Goury and in 1834 and 1837 by Owen Jones (London, 1842-45). Rare and Distinctive Collections, CU Boulder Libraries.
The Cosmos in Ancient Mediterranean Societies
This exhibit explores the cosmos in ancient Mediterranean societies through the lens of collections held by the University of Colorado Libraries' Rare and Distinctive Collections. Here, the students of HIST 4304 look at themes of cross-cultural interaction and relationships between human activities and the cosmos from ancient Mesopotamia through the early modern world.
The Making of Great Britain
The Making of Great Britain highlights the changing religious, political, and social landscape of late Tudor through early Georgian Britain, as reflected in early modern British works held by Rare and Distinctive Collections, the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries and by the CU Art Museum.
The exhibit was co-curated by the students of HIST 4143, The Making of Great Britain, the University of Colorado Boulder: Jacob Agona, Lucas Blackwood, Claire Brothers, Daniel Clemenson, Dane Flanders, Joseph Gardner, Zach Gauthier, Connor Hein, Conner Hougen, John Kelleher, Katie Lambertson, Kyle Mayfield, Cameron McCrillis, Joshua Murphy, William Ogden, Kailynn Renfro, Justin White, Michael White, Colin Wong, Elena Zhuo, and T.A. Kate Foster. The course was taught and exhibit curation led by Dr. Susan Guinn-Chipman.
The exhibit text for each piece displayed in this exhibit is the result of the students' object-based learning, with in-person analyses and close readings of original, rare materials held by the Rare Books and the Map Collections, Rare and Distinctive Collections, and by the CU Art Museum in multiple class sessions held over the course of the Spring Semester of 2022.
Special thanks are owed to Dr. Hope Saska and Maggie Mazzullo, CU Art Museum, to the Rare Books Collection, and to Ilene Raynes and Naomi Heiser of the Map Collection, Rare and Distinctive Collections, CU Boulder Libraries, with guest lecturers Jim Hensinger and Lorraine Sherry.
Banner Image: Gerardi Mercatoris atlas sive cosmographicae meditationes de fabrica mundi et fabricati figura. Amsterdam, 1630. Rare and Distinctive Collections, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.
Europe Since 1600
Europe since 1600 explores a wide range of topics from European visual and literary culture, to the evolution of European scientific thought, and, finally, to a twentieth century Europe amid World Wars and social change.
This exhibit was co-curated Cooper Campisi, Jacob Christ, Theo Hussen, Abigail Lowe, Ren O'Brien, Finn McMurray, Jonathan Ro, Kelly Vandekoppel, Xinyi Wan, Macayla Wells, and Yujie Xiang, as part of HIST 1012, Europe Since 1600, the University of Colorado Boulder. The course was taught and exhibit curation led by Dr. Susan Guinn-Chipman.
The exhibit text for each piece displayed in this exhibit is the result of the students' object-based learning, with in-person analyses and close readings of original, rare primary source materials held by the Rare Books and the Map Collections, Rare and Distinctive Collections (RaD), University of Colorado Boulder Libraries and by the CU Art Museum (CUAM) in class sessions held over the course of the Spring Semester of 2022.
Special thanks are due to the Rare Books and Map Collections, Rare and Distinctive Collections, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries and the CU Art Museum, with gratitude to Dr. Hope Saska and Maggie Mazzullo.
Banner Image: Opera di Galileo Galilei ... Bologna, . Rare and Distinctive Collections, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries.
Disease and Healing in Global History
Drawing from rare materials held by the Rare Books Collection and Archives, both part of Rare and Distinctive Collections CU Boulder Libraries, this exhibit highlights how peoples of the past lived with and treated disease from the High Middle Ages through the early decades of the twentieth century.
Among the sources examined in our exploration of disease and healing in global history are Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, Fray Bernardino de Sahagún's Florentine Codex, the botanical illusrations of Maria Sibylla Merian and Elizabeth Blackwell, Denis Diderot's Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, and Benjamin Rush's Observations upon the Origin of Malignant Bilious, or Yellow Fever in Philadelphia, and on the Means of Preventing it.
Page through our exhibit to read more about the influence of Hippocrates, Galen, and Dioscorides on centuries of medical thought and about the changes brought by the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, and the development of 'germ theory.'
This exhibit was written and co-curated by the students of CU Boulder's Disease and Public Health in Global History, an online History course offered by CU Boulder's Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies taught by Susan Guinn-Chipman.
Special thanks are due to Sean Babbs and the Rare Books Collection, CU Boulder Libraries for the use of their collections and for their time and support.