Month: August 2022

Celebrating the Danse Macabre with Kahn & Selesnick 

Visit Bridwell’s Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries Exhibition open from September 12–December 16, 2022 LEAD STEALING THE DANSE MACABRE: CHANGING ROLES & IDENTITIES IN THE MODERN DANCE OF DEATH Meet Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, the gallery’s featured artists at Bridwell’s Celebrating the Danse Macabre event. Bridwell Library and SMU’s Department of Art History welcome the…Continue Reading Celebrating the Danse Macabre with Kahn & Selesnick 

Research Assignment Stipend Fall 2022 Winners

Congratulations to the Research Assignment Stipend Fall 2022 Winners! Dr. Piyawan Charoensap-Kelly, in collaboration with Social Science Research Librarian Naomi Schemm, for Communication Theory (CCPA 2327). Dr. Alejandro D’Brot, in collaboration with Engineering Librarian Sylvia Jones, for Gene Editing Lab (BIOL 4380). Dr. K. Ann Horsburgh, in collaboration with Social Science Research Librarian Julia Anderson, for…Continue Reading Research Assignment Stipend Fall 2022 Winners

New Exhibit in Hawn Gallery at Hamon Arts Library

New Exhibit at the Hawn Gallery in the Hamon Arts Library. On-n-On: Ciara Elle Brant in Conversation with Octavia E. Butler from September 1 through October 16

On-n-On: Ciara Elle Bryant in Conversation with Octavia E. Butler will place Bryant’s new media installation work in dialogue with Butler’s literary influence on contemporary art practices. The exhibition will showcase Hamon Arts Library holdings related to Octavia Butler’s writing alongside a mixed media installation by Dallas artist Ciara Elle Bryant pertaining to identity, bibliography, and…Continue Reading New Exhibit in Hawn Gallery at Hamon Arts Library

On-n-On: Ciara Elle Bryant in Conversation with Octavia E. Butler – opening reception Sept. 1, 5 – 7 pm

Feature work by Ciara Elle Bryant

On-n-On: Ciara Elle Bryant in Conversation with Octavia E. Butler will place Bryant’s new media installation work in dialogue with Butler’s literary influence on contemporary art practices. The exhibition will showcase Hamon Arts Library holdings related to Octavia Butler’s writing alongside a mixed media installation by Dallas artist Ciara Elle Bryant pertaining to identity, bibliography,…Continue Reading On-n-On: Ciara Elle Bryant in Conversation with Octavia E. Butler – opening reception Sept. 1, 5 – 7 pm

From SMU to Samarkand: Bridwell Director Visits Central Asia

August 24, 2022 By Anthony J. Elia, Director of Bridwell Library During the month of May, I spent three weeks traveling through the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan, in what is often considered the center of the ancient Silk Road.  While this historical confluence of markets, trade routes, and nodes of transcontinental commerce reaches deeply into…Continue Reading From SMU to Samarkand: Bridwell Director Visits Central Asia

Miniature books

  Summer is a good time for library housekeeping projects due to the short downtime between busy semester schedules. In August the Broadside File Box location and Miniature books were rehoused in uniform boxes and relocated to another part of the library. At the DeGolyer Library, miniature books are 10 cm and smaller. Early miniatures…Continue Reading Miniature books

News from the DeGolyer-July 2022

Each month, DeGolyer Library shares updates and collection highlights via a month newsletter. You can read the latest edition here: July 2022 Want our updates delivered to your inbox? Click here to sign up to stay in touch! Past Issues: June 2022 May 2022 April 2022 March 2022 February 2022 January 2022 December 2021 November 2021…Continue Reading News from the DeGolyer-July 2022

SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: July 2022

In July 2022, SMU Libraries uploaded 619 items into SMU Libraries Digital Collections. Highlights include: 30 images, ca. 1910-1920, from the Elmer and Diane Powell Collection on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. These images show scenes of battles in Ciudad Juárez from 1911-1919 and other events of the revolution. Included are images of soldaderas, Federal…Continue Reading SMU Libraries Digital Collections Update: July 2022