A new exhibition has opened at the Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery in the Regenstein Library.
On the centenary of the Great War’s commencement, En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I explores the conflict through French graphic illustration of the period. The exhibition presents themes essential to a deeper understanding of the war in France: patriotism, propaganda, the soldier’s experience, as well as the mobilization of the home front as seen through fashion, humor, and children’s literature.
Organized by Professor Neil Harris and Dr. Teri J. Edelstein for the Special Collections Research Center of the University of Chicago Library, the exhibition features more than one hundred and thirty examples of the colorful work of French illustrators. En Guerre reaffirms the persuasive role that art can play in servicing or challenging political and military power.
During Spring Break, the University of Chicago Library and IT Services are hosting a series of workshops geared towards graduate students. Spring Break could be a convenient time to take advantage of these resources when you’re not constrained by the programming of the academic quarter. Programs include choosing and using citation managers, new apps, introductions to data tools like Excel and Stata, overview of news databases, using special collections, setting search alerts and using RSS, and using the UChicago wiki.
UBorrow is a new service from the University of Chicago Library that lets you request over 90 million books from 13 research libraries. Books arrive fast — usually in under a week. You can keep print books for 12 weeks with an option to renew for another 4 weeks. Your book will not be subject to recall except under unusual circumstances. Best of all, you can avoid recalling a book from a colleague (and it’s likely that you’ll be afforded the same courtesy!)
The next time a book you need is checked out, click on the “Request via UBorrow” instead of the “Recall” link in Lens. Click here for more information. Happy borrowing!