This bronze sculpture of Dante in the RBSC Reading Room is a replica of the monument to Dante erected in Trent, Italy, in 1896. (Photo by Louis Weber, 2011)

Upcoming Events: September and early October

Please join us for the following events being hosted in Rare Books and Special Collections:

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5:00pm | The Italian Research Seminar: “From the Body to the Body Politic: Peter Leopold’s Creation of the Tuscan Enlightenment State” – Rebecca Messbarger (Washington University). Sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame.

Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4:00pm | Questing for God: A Symposium Honoring Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ. Sponsored by The Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism.

Thursday, Oct. 6 at 5:00pm | The Italian Research Seminar: “Where Do Ideas Come From? Of Critical Method and/or Historical Materialism” – Joseph Francese (Michigan State). Sponsored by Italian Studies at Notre Dame.

The current exhibits during September are:

Ingenious Exercises: Sports and the Printed Book in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800 | What was the nature of sports in the early modern era, before the widespread preoccupation with rules, records, and Reeboks? And what kinds of books did people write about them? “Ingenious Exercises: Sports and the Printed Book in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800,” addresses precisely these questions. This exhibit of volumes from the Joyce Sports Collection is open to visitors 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

Spotlight Exhibits: The Elisabeth Markstein Archive and Native American Literature before 1924

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Rare Books and Special Collections is located on the main floor of the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame in northern Indiana, and is open to students, faculty, visiting researchers, and members of the community Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm (closed weekends and major holidays).