By: Kevin Grace
This presentation has been rescheduled for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25. The series of monthly talks in the Archives & Rare Books Library will return this fall for its fifth year. Each month at noon, ARB holds a casual presentation in 814 Blegen Library with a focus on its collections, local heritage, or book history. In the past, we’ve hosted talks ranging from the Depression-era Cincinnati WPA guide to the smallest book in the world, from Frankenstein to a book bound in human skin, from William Blake to John Milton; and from Don Quixote to the Arabian Nights. Our presentation originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 27 has been rescheduled for Tuesday November 25. This presentation will be about rare books and coffee, looking at how coffee production, trade, heritage, and lore have been portrayed by ethnographers, historians, and explorers.
Please join us for this 50 Minutes-One Book talk. Bring your lunch and your conversation, and of course, coffee will be served! Other upcoming presentations include the first female graduate of UC back in 1878; Irish poetry during the Great War, the Easter Rising, and the Irish Civil War; UC during World War II; the Hellfire clubs of the 18th century; and fairy tale and fantasy illustrators. We are also open to any ideas or presenters for these talks.