The student who works with a book in a special collection touches the past. The book comes alive in one’s hands and, to the attentive student, discloses its history. With the new academic major launched this fall by the History of Science Department, more undergraduate students are finding opportunities to explore the past in the History of Science Collections.
To see how these books touch the present, watch the “Books and Early Modern Culture” video which shows how undergraduate students at Georgetown University similarly use the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
Save the date: We’re excited to announce that Prof. Sarah Werner, the Georgetown instructor featured in this video, will be visiting OU on Monday, October 24. Details will be forthcoming at the “news” page of the History of Science Department website.