Recap: Holding History Kickoff, 7/21/15

Recap: Holding History Kickoff, 7/21/15

Recap: Holding History Kickoff, 7/21/15

“This is amazing!” was probably the most repeated line I heard all night, as participants–local actors, community members, educators, librarians, deans, even the Provost–sought me out to praise the work of our Student Curators.

At our kickoff event on July 21, “Holding History: Shakespeare’s Sonnets & Poems,” undergraduate and graduate students (with majors ranging from English to Astrophysics) invited participants to turn the pages of about a dozen rare volumes including the second printing of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. With the help of Student Curators, participants engaged with these volumes not as encased museum pieces but as textured objects they could touch and leaf through.

For more info and to see some of the great social media posts from the event, check out this Storify post and/or our new Facebook page. (Photo: Rick Marolt)

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