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Historical Immersion and Contemporary Distraction

Many teachers, writers, and readers are concerned about the rise in distracted reading that digital technologies are often assumed to prompt. As we increasingly read on screens, and as students are taught and tested on digital devices, the common experience … Continue reading

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“Piranesi and Romanticism: Architecture and the Literary Imagination.”

The University of South Carolina is one of six institutions worldwide to own a complete twenty-nine volume set of the works of the eighteenth-century architectural illustrator Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778). He is known for his meticulous and fanciful engravings of … Continue reading

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Call for Entries: Student Book Collecting Contest, 2013

University Libraries Student Book Collecting Contest, 2013 Submission deadline: April 1, 2013      Entries are invited from students currently enrolled at the University of South Carolina (all campuses) for the University Libraries Student Book Collecting Award, carrying a first prize … Continue reading

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L’Annee Hippique; Or, A Host of Sporting Books

We’ve just received the second of two large gifts of books on horses, equestrianism, and field sports from a good friend of our library, Mrs. Janet Harkins of Aiken, SC. Her late husband, William D. “Billy” Haggard III, was an … Continue reading

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