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"That Greece Might Still Be Free": Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence from an International Perspective
This exhibit commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence, which began with General Alexandros Ypsilantis’ (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Υψηλάντης) uprising against the Ottoman rulers in the Danubian Principality of Moldavia during the spring of 1821. While this uprising was…
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Ladino Music Today as a Tool of Storytelling and Preservation
Expelled from Spain in 1492 and from Portugal in 1497, the Sephardic Jews took with them their unique language called Ladino, also refered to as Judeo-Spanish, Judesmo, or Sephardi. Today, this language is a combination of archaic form of Castilian Spanish that contains elements of Hebrew, Aramaic,…
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Translation and Memory: The Literary Worlds of the Spanish Philippines
This virtual exhibit organized by the Department of Comparative Literature and the U-M Library as part of the Mellon-funded Sawyer Seminar Series Sites of Translation in the Multilingual Midwest is an introductory digital resource for the critical study of translation and Filipino Hispanism. Using…
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What Debate? What Democracy? Expanding the Terms of Public Discourse
Elections and the candidate debates that precede them are lauded as a time-honored tradition of American democracy, allowing for the free and open exchange of ideas and the ability of the public to have a voice in our governance. Yet many public voices have repeatedly questioned the efficacy of…
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Sacred Hands
It seems appropriate to use the term "sacred" to describe the hands that copied the manuscripts containing the texts of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. However, the meaning of this word transcends the conventional limits of the religious sphere. "Sacred" can also…
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A Menagerie of Animal Tales
A Menagerie of Animal Tales presents an exciting array of recent and historical editions of classic stories for children. The exhibition addresses a fundamental question: why are children’s books filled with animal figures? As you will see, animals express aspects of children’s emotional lives,…
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Connect the Dots: Collective Interpretations of the U-M Library Collections
The U-M Library collections contain not only manuscripts, journals, and electronic resources but a variety of objects and visual collections. Our very first purchase in 1838 was John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Many of our visual collections are digitized and on virtual display through digital…
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The Career of Rama: An Epic Journey Through South and Southeast Asia
Through South and Southeast Asia, the Ramayana prevails as the mightiest literary force. It serves as a religious text, a guide for morality, and a story beloved by children and adults. Due to the Ramayana's immense popularity in diverse geographic regions, there are many different versions. Our…
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Divide & Clothe: Illustrating Fashion in Nineteenth-Century Europe
A dramatic surge in images of clothing appeared in European books, journals, and prints from the 1780s through the 1870s. As a dedicated fashion press emerged by 1800, so did expectations about what people chose to wear: trends depicted in widely-circulated fashion plates began to dictate the pace…
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Written Culture of Christian Egypt: Coptic Manuscripts from the University of Michigan Collection
The dry climate of the Egyptian desert offers an ideal environment for the preservation of ancient artifacts. As the sands of Egypt have preserved numerous Coptic manuscripts, the transmission of the literary heritage of Egyptian Christians can be documented fairly well from its beginning in the 4th…
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