“Transcribathon” describes the full range of the Early Modern Studies Working Group’s efforts to teach and develop the skills of paleography. Critical to researching the early modern period is the ability to read manuscripts. This is not always so easy! Thus, our ongoing paleography workshop is designed to provide introductory tutelage and regular practice.
Roll up your sleeves and get ready for hands-on art adventures this winter! Designed for children ages 7-11, the Benton’s Saturday Afternoon Studio sessions feature guided tours of current exhibitions and hands-on art making fun.
Register early to secure your preferred dates; please contact Curator of Education, Mollie Sixsmith: email@example.com.
Dinosaur Terrariums $15 per student
Students will step into the role of a paleontologist as they explore fossils and dinosaur artwork in the special exhibition Seeing Truth: Art, Science, Museums and Making Knowledge. Afterwards, students will sculpt dinosaurs out of clay and construct their own terrarium habitat for their creatures.
You are invited to the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (HBL 4-209) on March 30, at 12:30PM to attend a talk by Carl Wennerlind, Professor of History at Barnard, on his new book on the history of capitalism: Scarcity: A History from the Origins of Capitalism to the Climate Crisis (Harvard UP, 2023).
The Early Modern Reading Group brings together graduate students and faculty for lively, enriching conversations about texts with cross-disciplinary value. This semester we are reading Lady Ranelagh: The Incomparable Life of Robert Boyle's Sister.