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Our events and exhibits are free and open to the public.
- Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Open Gallery at Hollings Library with many exhibits, including “Fritz Hollings and the Exploration of Space” and “Weird Science: A History of Human Knowledge.” At noon, alumnus John Daye talks about his historical football collection, also on display.
- Thursday, Sept. 14, noon, Horseshoe History Tour with University Archivist Elizabeth West, meet at South Caroliniana Library
- Friday, Sept. 29, 2:30 p.m., “The Digital Piranesi: Architectural History and New Media,” an illustrated discussion with visiting researchers. Hollings Library, Program Room
All September exhibits
Get it done
- Faculty and students: Fall workshops are free and offered throughout the semester.
- Students: Vote for your favorite film and we’ll add the top 25 vote-getters to our streaming collection.
- Faculty and researchers: The Martha Monteith Collection has been digitized. Monteith was the first trained speech therapist employed by the state public school system. Her papers are housed in South Carolina Political Collections and were brought online by Digital Collections.
USC is one of only a handful of institutions to own a complete set of the Opere of Giovanni Piranesi, an 18th-century Italian engraver who illustrated Roman ruins, elaborate maps, and imaginary prisons.
As part of an ASPIRE II grant-funded project, three visiting scholars will talk about the possibilities offered by a digital version of Piranesi’s works. Many of his 29 elephant-folio volumes will be displayed. The public event begins at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 in Hollings Library.
“People frequently say that Piranesi’s works seem to predict features of the web – hyperlinks, pop-up windows – so there should be quite a lot for us to explore. And they’re stunningly gorgeous, too,” said Principal Investigator Jeanne Britton, Curator in the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of English Language and Literature. “Having so many of the volumes displayed at once will be pretty special in itself.”
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