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Boekpresentatie: De Atlas van Acker Stratingh
When:18 April 2019

Op donderdag 16 mei wordt het nieuwe boek van Reinder Reinders, De Atlas van Acker Stratingh, gepresenteerd tijdens een minisymposium in de Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad.

Fellowship Helmuth Plessner
When:08 April 2019

Fellowship Helmuth Plessner

Symposium Early Modern Media, 22 March 2019
When:14 February 2019

On 22 March, the symposium 'New Perspectives on Early Modern Media and the Book Business in Europe' will take place in the University Library. During this symposium, three new publications on this topic will be presented by their authors: Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen, Heiko Droste, and Joop Koopmans. Moreover, relevant material from the Special Collections department of the University Library will be on display.

Lecture series: 'City & University'
When:23 January 2019

The University of Groningen (UG) is organising an interesting series of lectures in the University Library City Centre. Once a month between January and May 2019, a lecture will be held about a special UG professor or UG student and their ties with Groningen. Admission to the lectures is free and everyone is welcome. Note: the lectures are Dutch only.

French attention for our Special Collections
When:09 January 2019

The Société bibliographique de France, a French society of book researchers and book historians, interviewed our curator Alisa van de Haar about the Groningen Special Collections department. In the (French language) interview, Van de Haar talks about the history of the collection and the most important challenges for the future. Also, she highlights a number of top pieces from the Special Collections.

1000th gift by Mr. Jan Noorlandt
When:23 November 2018

On 22 November 2018, Mr. Jan Noorlandt came to the University Library to personally hand over his 1000th gift to the library: a beautifully illustrated 1927 edition of the book 'Wout de scheepsjongen' by W.G. van de Hulst. On behalf of the Special Collections department, curator Alisa van de Haar received the book.

A remarkable new addition to our Special Collections
When:22 November 2018

Recently, the University Library received a large collection of books from the legacy of prof. Stefan Radt (1927-2017). The first book to be catalogued turned out to be a very special item: an edition of Zeitgedicht MCMXXXIX by Wolf Kilian.

Geslaagde publieksactiviteiten Bijzondere Collecties
When:25 October 2018

De afdeling Bijzondere Collecties van de Universiteitsbibliotheek Groningen deed dezer dagen flink van zich spreken.

De aftrap van de nieuwe reeks Schatten uit de Universiteitsbibliotheek, lezingen over Bijzondere Collecties en het symposium ARTisBOOK, die respectievelijk op 18 en 19 oktober in de UB Binnenstad plaatsvonden, waren een groot succes. Op beide evenementen kwamen 60 tot 70 geïnteresseerden van binnen en buiten de RUG af, de Jantina Tammeszaal was afgeladen. De sprekers hadden mooie, gevarieerde bijdragen, de bezoekers waren enthousiast over het prachtige 15de- en 20ste-eeuwse erfgoed van de UB dat te zien was.

The Wealth of Nations - also in the UL collection
When:01 June 2018

In the library of the Tweede Kamer (the Dutch parliament), a first edition was discovered of The Wealth of Nations by the Scottish economist Adam Smith. Smith is regarded as the founde of modern economy, and The Wealth of Nations from 1776 is his most important work.

In the vault of our Special Collections department, the University Library also boasts a first edition of this work. It is not so beautifully leather-bound as the one in the Tweede Kamer, but the two volumes are also in mint condition.

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