Category Archives: Exhibits and events

OU Lynx

Announcing a new collaboration between the History of Science Collections and K12 educators: The OU Academy of the Lynx. Check out the oulynx.org blog, follow oulynx tweets, join the Galileo-L listserv, and explore the OU Lynx Educator Workspace. Our aim … Continue reading

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BL5 Exhibitions and Displays

Bizzell Library, 5th floor, Exhibitions and Displays General info LibGuides Calendar Contact us – Visit Only 2 more weeks to see the Crossing Cultures exhibit and the Can’t Get Enough Sherlock? display!

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Can’t get enough Sherlock?

Visit the lobby of the History of Science Collections to view a display of books by Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930): A Study in Scarlet (1888) The Sign of the Four (1890) The White Company (1892), with author’s inscription and autograph … Continue reading

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Galileo’s World exhibition: Galileo-L

If you have been hearing about OU Library’s new approach to exhibitions, or about the Galileo’s World exhibition that will open in August, 2015, we invite you to become involved. Plans are still in a very early stage, and you … Continue reading

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See the Living Library exhibit through September 14

There are three weeks left to see the Living Library exhibition! The exhibit will be open through September 14. Visitors should come to the welcome desk of the History of Science Collections on the 5th floor of Bizzell Memorial Library. … Continue reading

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National Holocaust Remembrance Day

Guest post and display by Elizabeth Livesey In recognition of National Holocaust Remembrance Day this Monday, April 8th, several works will be on display on the 5th floor of Bizzell to commemorate the persecution and genocide of approximately six million … Continue reading

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American Paleontology in 3 minutes – TEDxOU

by James Burnes (@LifeThruTime), graduate student, Department of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, presented at TEDxOU, January 25th, 2013.

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The secret of books

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King Richard III at OU

We may not have the bones but we have the tomes! The remains of King Richard III (1452-1485) were recently recovered from underneath a parking lot (cf. “Royal Recovery,” NPR, February 4). In recognition of this event, we have identified … Continue reading

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Letter from the Dean: Rick Luce, “The Importance of Special Collections”

Living Library exhibit(excerpted from the iPad exhibit guide) One of the many attractions of the University of Oklahoma is the History of Science Collections. Upon my first visit, I felt an immediate excitement as I looked upon the handwritten notes … Continue reading

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iPad exhibit guide

Living Library exhibit | iPad exhibit guide (362 MB) Get more out of the Living Library exhibit with the multimedia iPad exhibit guide! With this guide you may read a brief description of each item on display and swipe through … Continue reading

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Outreach transformation

Living Library exhibit Many changes have occurred in the History of Science Collections over the summer. One transformation is readily apparent when you first enter the Collections lobby: the arrival of 11 new museum-quality display cases, handcrafted by Ron Mitchell. … Continue reading

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New exhibit: A Living Library

Living Library exhibit | iPad exhibit guide A Living Library: The Growth of the History of Science Collections after “Roller-Goodman,” 1976-2012 1949, 1976 and 2012 are milestone years for the History of Science Collections. A new exhibit displays 100 interesting … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: The Copernican Century

A new exhibit in the lobby of the History of Science Collections opens today: The Copernican Century: A tribute to Robert Westman The exhibit features works by 16th-century astronomers such as Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Regiomontanus, Erasmus Reinhold, Ursus, Gallucci, … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Near the Heavens

Maria Cunitz, Urania Propitia, “Near the Heavens” (1650) A new exhibit in the lobby of the History of Science Collections opens today: Near the Heavens: Women in science reach for the stars At various times, Oklahoma aviator Jerrie Cobb held … Continue reading

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New exhibit: A Valentine’s Celebration

A new exhibit in the lobby of the History of Science Collections opens today: A Valentine’s Celebration: Matters of the Heart Giovanni Anfossi, Dell’uso ed abuso della cioccolata (Venice, 1779),the wrapper is ornamented with cocoa bean illustrations(more on this item) … Continue reading

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Laird on Galileo’s Trial

Public lecture: The Secret of Galileo’s Trial When and where: Friday, January 27, 2012, 3:30 – 5 pm, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries, Harlow Room, BL 521. Who: Dr. W. R. Laird, Mellon Fellow, University of Oklahoma, … Continue reading

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Winter Holidays exhibit now open

A new exhibit, Winter Holidays, opens today. This exhibit in the lobby of the History of Science Collections offers numerous seasonal items for view, drawn from the History of Science Collections, the John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special … Continue reading

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Undergraduate research in the Collections – Sarah Werner visit

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 … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin, Soil Ecologist

Darwin@the Library info | Exhibit brochure (pdf) Charles Darwin, Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, 1881; F1357 The last work Darwin published is one of his least-known, but his study of mold and earthworms drew upon his … Continue reading

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