Review: The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice

Hegnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019 The Missing Pages dramatically begins with a lawsuit filed against the J. Paul Getty Museum. In 1994 the museum had purchased the “missing pages,” the beautifully illustrated canon tables from an Armenian medieval manuscript known as the Zeytun Gospels. After describing the beginning of the lawsuit, … Continue reading “Review: The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice”

Hegnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019

Book cover of The Missing Pages, with gold leaf and blue detail from the medieval manuscript showing faces, a vase, and two ornately rendered roosters

The Missing Pages dramatically begins with a lawsuit filed against the J. Paul Getty Museum. In 1994 the museum had purchased the “missing pages,” the beautifully illustrated canon tables from an Armenian medieval manuscript known as the Zeytun Gospels. After describing the beginning of the lawsuit, the author, an art historian, goes on to use the treatment of the Zeytun Gospels as a narrative frame for the history of what was lost in the Armenian genocide.

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GIS Day Celebration

Despite the pandemic, we still want to invite you to join us online as we celebrate 2020 GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18. Our GIS Day celebration this year will provide a workshop showing how GIS can be used in research and teaching, showcasing historical maps and ArcGIS Online. Attendees will have the opportunity to … Continue reading “GIS Day Celebration”

Despite the pandemic, we still want to invite you to join us online as we celebrate 2020 GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18. Our GIS Day celebration this year will provide a workshop showing how GIS can be used in research and teaching, showcasing historical maps and ArcGIS Online.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore some of our favorite mapping collections, work with historical maps, learn how to make maps in ArcGIS Online and find out about more GIS resources at BC. The event is open to the public. Anyone with an interest in GIS is welcome and encouraged to attend. Scroll down for a registration link.

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Many Hands Make Libraries Work

On the main floor of the Theology and Ministry Library (TML), tucked away beyond the stairs leading to the third floor, is a separate section of stacks that is home to the TML’s collection of bound journals and serials. Reflective of the TML’s history, this collection is a mix of theological serials entrusted to the … Continue reading “Many Hands Make Libraries Work”

On the main floor of the Theology and Ministry Library (TML), tucked away beyond the stairs leading to the third floor, is a separate section of stacks that is home to the TML’s collection of bound journals and serials. Reflective of the TML’s history, this collection is a mix of theological serials entrusted to the library by Weston Jesuit College, Saint John’s Seminary, and Boston College. For the first ten years of the library’s existence, this collection remained a bit of a mystery for both patrons and staff. Unlike the stacks on the second floor, this collection was shelved alphabetically by title and lacked barcodes, accurate records, or summary holdings. Needless to say, this collection caused numerous problems: “Do I look for The Way under T or under W?” “Do I pay attention to the contraction le in the title L’histoire…?” “Do you have issue 4, volume 2 from 2011 of The Journal of Ancient Judaism?”

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New at the Digital Studio

This semester, the digital scholarship team has welcomed two new faces to the team: Digital Scholarship Projects Librarian; Matthew Naglak, and a Digital Scholarship Instruction Librarian; Melanie Hubbard.

This semester, the digital scholarship team has welcomed two new faces to the team: Digital Scholarship Projects Librarian; Matthew Naglak, and a Digital Scholarship Instruction Librarian; Melanie Hubbard.

Photo of Matthew Naglak with background of a stone riverbank and trees
Matthew Naglak, Digital Scholarship Projects Librarian
Photo of Melanie Hubbard holding an iPad with a background of books
Melanie Hubbard, Digital Scholarship Instruction Librarian
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Vote Smart: Voting Information from BC Libraries

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Constitutional amendment which gave women the right to vote. It was another forty years until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 made an effort to guarantee the right to vote to everyone, especially African-Americans, who had been (and still are) discriminated against.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Constitutional amendment which gave women the right to vote. It was another forty years until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 made an effort to guarantee the right to vote to everyone, especially African-Americans, who had been (and still are) discriminated against.

Black and white image of a tight cluster of African American demonstrators outside the White House, with signs "We demand the right to vote, everywhere" and signs protesting police brutality against civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama
African American demonstrators outside the White House, with signs “We demand the right to vote, everywhere” and signs protesting police brutality against civil rights demonstrators in Selma, Alabama, Library of Congress
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