Library Colloquia

The Library Treasures Initiative has presented colloquia to showcase some of our special collections and rare books from the Asia Collection Department and the Preservation Department Book Conversation Lab.

Upcoming Presentations

  • “Journey Through the Natural Sciences in Hamilton Library’s Rare Book Collection”

    Presented by Jan Sung, Chair of Hamilton Library Science and Technology Department and Patricia Brandes, Science Librarian for CTHAR. Hamilton 306, 3-5 PM, April 24, 2019. Flyer

Previous Presentations

  • “Spider and the Fly Pamphlet: The Role of Political Pamphlets and Posters in China and the Soviet Union in the 1920s to 1930s.”

    Presented by Patricia Polansky, Russian Bibliographer, and Dongyun Ni, Chinese Studies Librarian, in partnership with the Asia Collection Department librarians. Hamilton 401, 3-5 PM, September 27, 2017. Flyer

  • “War, Languages, and Un/intended Consequences: From Diderot to after World War II.”

    Presented by Tokiko Bazzell, Japan Studies Librarian, in partnership with Asia Collection Department librarians. Hamilton 401, 3-5 PM, November 1, 2017. Flyer

  • “Orchids, Surgery, Astronomy and Poetry: A Peek into General Rare Collections at Hamilton Library.”

    Presented by Deborah Dunn, Preservation Department Book Conservation Lab, in partnership with Pat Polansky. Hamilton Library, Phase III Moir Reading Room, 3-5 PM, December 6, 2017. Flyer

  • “For Boys and Girls Comrade! Children’s Books: For Fun And/or Politics.”

    Presented by Jude Yang, Korean Studies Librarian, in partnership with the Asia Collection Department Librarians. Hamilton 401, 3-5 PM, March 7, 2018. Flyer

  • “Hawley and Sakamaki: The Founding of UHM Ryukuan Studies”

    Presented by Sachiko Iwabuchi, Okinawan Studies Librarian and Professor Manabu Yokoyama, a research fellow at the Ryusaku Tsunoda Center for Japanese Culture, Research Institute for Letters and Sciences, Waseda University. Hamilton 401, 3-5 PM, April 25, 2018. Flyer

  • “Mapping of Asia: the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India and Beyond”

    Presented by Karen Kadohiro Lauer, South Asia Studies Librarian and Geospatial Librarian Ted Kwok. Hamilton 306, 3-5 PM, September 26, 2018. Flyer

  • “Borobudur: paths to enlightenment”

    Presented by Paul Lavy, Associate Professor of Southeast & South Asian Art History and Southeast Asia Studies Librarian Rohayati Paseng. Hamilton 306, 3 PM, November 7, 2018. Flyer

  • “What’s it worth to you? Treasuring Pacific Ephemera”

    Stu Dawrs, Senior Librarian for the Pacific Collection, will discuss the value of preserving elusive materials. Hamilton 306, 3-5 PM, February 20, 2019. Flyer

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