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Poster for the October 2012 Stanford Presidential Lecture in the Humanities and Arts, by Michael Ignatieff.

Michael Ignatieff Presidential Lecture: "On Partisanship: Enemies and Adversaries in Politics"

October 1, 2012

Michael Ignatieff Presidential Lecture Website

On October 15, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., Michael Ignatieff will give the 2012-2013 Stanford Presidential Lecture in the Humanities and Arts: "On Partisanship: Enemies and Adversaries in Politics."  The lecture will be held in the Stanford Humanities Center.

In preparation for this event, Matthew Marostica, Curator for Political Science and Economics in the Stanford University Libraries, has written an introductory essay about Ignatieff's remarkable work and career, including a rich annotated bibliography and set of excerpts from Ignatieff's writings.

Detail showing shape notes used in four-syllable fasola solmization, in The Easy Instructor (Albany, NY, 1808)

Early American tune books on display in the Music Library

September 24, 2012
by Ray Heigemeir

 

“To please the taste of the public”

Early American Tune Books

(1761 – 1808)

 

Five early American tune books and one facsimile edition are on display in the Music Library through December 2012. Items include William Billings' The Singing Master's Assistant (Boston, 1781); Andrew Law's The Art of Singing (Cheshire, Conn., 1794); and, Jeremiah Ingalls' The Christian Harmony (Exeter, 1805).

Scripting the Sacred exhibition opens today

September 17, 2012
by Christopher Matson

The first part of two-part exhibition Scripting the Sacred opens today, Monday, September 17, in Green Library's Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda. According to its website, the exhibition features "Western European manuscripts and fragments, showcases the medieval experience of reading."


From the exhibition's website: 

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