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The Library Caf‪é‬ Unknown

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A weekly radio podcast about books, libraries, and the circulation and formation of knowledge

    Julia Bolton Holloway

    Julia Bolton Holloway

    February 2, 2022. The scholar, librarian, and Catholic Hermit Julia Bolton Holloway, Custodian of the English Cemetery in Florence, talks about her scholarship, her role as keeper of an historic cemetery, about cemeteries and libraries as vital mirrors of memory, and her project to develop a cultural heritage library documenting the Cemetery’s many notable residents and their […]

    Other Imaginings

    Other Imaginings

    December 8, 2021. The Artist Aaron Sinift and project co-curators Kahkashan Khan and Jitendra Kumar discuss the artist book featured in the exhibition “OTHER IMAGININGS: Artist Collaborations with Gandhi Ashrams“ on view in the Vassar College Art Library through March 4, 2022. As western modes of advertising and television began to be adopted in India on a mass level […]

    Changing Forms

    Changing Forms

    November 17, 2021. Elizabeth Nogrady (VC’99), Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar, Lara Yeager-Crasselt (VC’06) Curator of The Leiden Collection, and Ronald Patkus,  Associate Director of the Libraries for Special Collections and Associate Professor of History at Vassar on the Frederic Weyerhauser Chair, discuss the […]

    Celebrating Dante at Vassar

    Celebrating Dante at Vassar

    October 27, 2021. Nancy Bisaha, Simona Bondavalli, Alberto Gelmi, Emma Iadanza, Elizabeth Nogrady and Ronald D. Patkus discuss the teaching of Dante at Vassar through the College’s history, and the opening of a series of three simultaneous exhibitions  on view through December 4, 2021 in the Thompson Memorial Library and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center under […]

    Dora Apel

    Dora Apel

    October 13, 2021. The acclaimed art historian and cultural critic, Dora Apel, W. Hawkins Ferry Professor Emerita of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Wayne State University, talks about her recent monograph, Calling Memory Into Place (Rutgers UP, 2020). Her many books include Imagery of Lynching: Black Men, White Women, and the Mob;  Memory Effects: The Holocaust and the Art of […]

    Suzanne Preston Blier

    Suzanne Preston Blier

    September 21, 2021. Suzanne Preston Blier, Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, discusses her award-winning book, Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Origins of a Modern Masterpiece (Duke UP, 2019). “It is a condition of masterworks that they attract, even demand, interpretation and reinterpretation. Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is a case […]

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