Entries Tagged as 'Events'

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

A library for a stage, students to act

Last night, within the girdle of Houghton’s walls, Harvard’s own Hyperion Shakespeare Company worked on our imaginary forces, staging five scenes from Shakespeare on four unworthy scaffolds throughout the library. Visitors jumped o’er time, from room to room, to behold the swelling scene! Thank you Hyperion!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Three Hamlets film series

The Harvard Film Archive and Houghton Library are partnering to screen three critically acclaimed adaptations of Shakespeare’s most enduring play, beginning with Laurence Olivier’s 1948 classic on Monday, March 21 at 7pm. Join curators Dale Stinchcomb and Peter Accardo for a free pre-show tour of the exhibition, Shakespeare: His Collected Works at 6pm in Houghton […]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Night of a Thousand Stars

Our current exhibition, “Starry Messengers: Signs and Science from the Skies,” will be having its (slightly weather-delayed) opening reception on Tuesday March 10 at 5pm. The exhibition focuses on a series of astronomical events, such as comets, meteors, and supernovas, and shows how these events were viewed by scientists, writers, soothsayers, and others. As the […]

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

2014 Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art

On March 25, 2014, winners of the Philip Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art were announced in a ceremony at Houghton Library. The Hofer Prize is awarded each year to a student or students whose collections of books or works of art best reflect the traditions of breadth, coherence, and imagination exemplified in the […]

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

April lectures on scientific illustration, genuine and forged

On Wednesday April 10th, Nick Wilding, Assistant Professor in Early Modern History at Georgia State University, will give the 97th George Parker Winship Lecture. “Forging the Moon: or, How to Spot a Fake Galileo” will discuss a copy of Galileo’s landmark Sidereus Nuncius, claimed to hold Galileo’s hand-drawn images of the moon observed through a […]

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Collecting the Counterculture

On Wednesday, November 14th, at 5.30 P.M., Houghton will host a mind-altering experience: Carl Williams, head of the Counterculture Department at the venerable firm of Maggs Bros in London (By appointment, purveyors of rare books and manuscripts to Her Majesty the Queen) will talk on a topic the Queen doesn’t collect: the Counterculture. The term […]

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

October Brings Two Winship Lectures

We are preparing for two George Parker Winship lectures this semester, one by Robert De Maria (25 October 2012) and the other by Roger Stoddard (11 October 2012). These will be the 95th and 96th lectures that were inaugurated under the fund established by the John Barnard Associates. Stoddard’s topic is “How I Found the […]

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

R.E.S. Ipsa Loquitur

Friends of Houghton Library will be pleased to learn that former Curator of Rare Books, Roger Eliot Stoddard, has presented to the Library a copy of his A Bibliographical Description of Books and Pamphlets of American Verse Printed from 1610 through 1820 published earlier this year by the Penn State University Press for the Bibliographical […]

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Houghton prepares for the new semester

Last week was orientation week at Harvard and Houghton was in high gear. Wednesday, Houghton joined the Archives and Special Collections table at Dudleyfest, the orientation fair for new Grad Students in Arts and Sciences. Thursday, Houghton participated in the Harvard College Library Freshman Open House hosted by Lamont Library. Reference Librarian James Capobianco introduced […]

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Medieval Sermons, On Display and Online

We are pleased to announce a new online exhibition, “A History of Medieval Christian Preaching,” prepared by Harvard Divinity School Professor Beverly Mayne Kienzle and her students. This site and an exhibition now on display in the Amy Lowell Room accompany a conference of the same name sponsored by Harvard University’s Standing Committee on Medieval […]