Library News

  • Molly Greene, professor of history and Hellenic studies and director of the Program in Hellenic Studies

    Molly Greene on 'The Greek World: Before and After 1821'

    Please join us on Sunday, July 25 at 3 p.m. when Molly Greene, professor of history and Hellenic studies and director of the Program in Hellenic Studies, will outline the contours of the Greek world from the 15th through the early 20th centuries, a world that is generally little known and which bears only a tenuous relationship to the country we know as Greece.

    Posted on Friday, July 9, 2021 in General news, Talks
  • British Abolitionist Token c. 1797

    18th century abolitionist coin acquired by PUL’s Numismatics Collection

    In May 2021, Princeton University Library’s (PUL) Numismatics Collection acquired a rare copper eighteenth-century British token advocating the abolition of the slave trade.   

    Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in Anti-Racism & Social Justice, General news
  • Homepage for the Dixon E-Books site

    Featured E-Resource:  Dixon eBooks collection

    Princeton University Library offers the Dixon eBooks Collection to the Princeton University community. An extension of the print Dixon Collection, this collection has 3,000+ ebooks and audiobooks available for downloading or streaming on your desktop or e-reader, featuring bestsellers, award winners, science and technology titles, popular fiction, history, biographies, and more. PUL highlights the following books in the collection from a variety of authors and subject matter.

    Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 in Featured E-Resource, General news
  • Commentary on the Anthology of Poetry from the Revitalized Grove of Zen

    International research group studies PUL's acquisition of a 16th century book of Chinese poetry

    In fall 2019, Japanese Studies Librarian Setsuko Noguchi received a request from Associate Professor of East Asian Studies Brian Steininger about a manuscript coming to auction in Tokyo. Entitled “Chūkō zenrin fūgetsushū shō,” which translates to “Commentary on the Anthology of Poetry from the Revitalized Grove of Zen,” the 16th-century manuscript features translated and annotated Chinese poems that were used by Japanese monks to study Chinese literature.

    Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in General news
  • Story Platform "Journey to Interior Alaska"

    Virtual teaching with collections: 'A History of Words'

    Students in the spring 2021 course, “A History of Words: Technologies of Communication from Cuneiform to Coding,” examined cutting-edge digital archives and applied new tools that are transforming how historians engage with the past. 

    Posted on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Series: Teaching with Collections
  • Merle Eisenberg

    Merle Eisenberg, fellow at SESYNC, researches the Philosophy of Constantine of Nicaea

    Merle Eisenberg, postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) published the article "The Philosophy of Constantine the Philosopher of Nicaea" in Byzantinische Zeitschrift, the world’s most prestigious Byzantine studies journal.

    Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2021 in General news, Series: Spotlights
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    The Princeton Print Club, May 28

    Graphic Arts Curator Julie Mellby will present an illustrated history of the Princeton Print Club, joined by Marilyn Kushner, New York Historical Society, who will talk about the explosion of interest in printing and print collecting at that time, and by Alexandra Letvin, from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, where they continue to circulate fine art prints to the students each semester as part of their Art Rental program.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Events & Workshops
  • Banner image for the Borrow Direct service.

    Borrow Direct celebrates 20th anniversary

    Borrow Direct (BD), a patron-initiated lending service that allows loans of physical items between Princeton University Library (PUL) and twelve partner libraries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

    Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in General news
  • Deborah Schlein, Near Eastern Studies Librarian

    Deborah Schlein, Near Eastern Studies Librarian.

    Deborah Schlein joined Princeton University Library as the Near Eastern Studies Librarian in 2020. She received her PhD in 2019 from Princeton's Near Eastern Studies department, where she wrote her dissertation on the history of Graeco-Arabic medicine in Mughal and colonial India, focusing on the production and use of Arabic and Persian medical manuscripts. Prior to joining Princeton University Library, Deborah was a Provost's Postdoctoral Librarian Fellow at New York University. She is a senior fellow in the Andrew Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Meet Our Specialists
  • Graphic designed by Phusathi Liyanaarachchi (AILS)

    Now Online: 30-plus years of Sri Lankan activism

    A new Digital Princeton University Library (DPUL) collection,“Dissidents and Activists in Sri Lanka, 1960s to 1990s,” documents decades of activism in the South Asian country as advocates for change worked to escape the claims of rival ethno-nationalisms and build alternative political and development projects.

    Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in General news