Penn in the Field: Student Fieldwork Photography, 2014-2019 showcases fieldwork and research travel by current undergraduate and graduate students through their own lenses. This year's contributors include students from Penn's Department of Anthropology, Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World graduate group, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and Africana Studies.
The exhibit will remain on display on the Museum Library’s first and second levels until August 2020.
(Sunset near Smith Creek Archaeological Project, Lessley Site, Fort Adams, Mississippi, USA, July 2019, Photo credit: Autumn Melby)
Watch this space for announcements
Things Every Student Should Know about Data Management
2-3PM, Friday, Oct. 18
In this workshop led by Penn Libraries’ Scholarly Communications and Data Curation Librarian, Margaret Janz, you will learn about best practices for managing your files, including best practices for file organization, storage, documentation, and sharing of your research data.
Things Every Student Should Know about Copyright and Publishing
3-4PM, Friday, Nov. 8
No matter where you are in the publishing process - whether you are just beginning to think about publishing or already have several publications out - you likely have outstanding questions about copyright and publishing. Can I use this image in my work? What can I do with my work once it's published? What does that agreement I signed actually say? Can I post my work on a certain website?
Join Sarah Wipperman, Penn Libraries' Scholarly Communications Librarian, to learn practical advice about reusing works responsibly, making your work more visible, and retaining more of your rights as an author when you publish.
Things Every Student Should Know about Searching for Funding
3-4PM, Friday, Dec. 6
Join Deb Stewart to learn about resources for finding grants and funding for anthropology and archaeology.
David Roberts in the Holy Land
3-4PM, Friday, Sept. 27
The Holy Land: Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia (London: F.G. Moon, 1842-1849) based on the illustrations of David Roberts (1796-1864) is considered among the most beautiful illustrated publications representing the 19th-century Near East. Join the Executive Director of Galleries at the Penn Museum, Dan Rahimi, and Head of the Museum Library, Deborah Stewart, to view the volumes, learn about their production and influence, and revisit Roberts’ travels at this informal pop-up event.
Finding Colonial Mexico in Penn Libraries' Collections
4-5PM, Friday, Nov. 15
In honor of the Grand Reopening of the renovated Mexico and Central America Gallery at the Penn Museum, join us to see a selection of manuscripts and rare books from the Berendt-Brinton collection as well as items from the Museum Library’s and Kislak Center’s special collections related to colonial-era Mexico. Guest curator: John Pollack, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts
Tracking the Antiquities from Benin
2:30-3:30PM, Friday, Dec. 13
In honor of the new Africa Galleries at the Penn Museum, this special edition of the Museum Library’s Off the Shelf event will feature catalogs and scholarship on the arts of Benin that were published after the looting of Benin City in 1897. Keeper Dwaune Latimer will share how she used such books and other evidence to learn more about the history of objects in the Penn Museum's collections.
The events are open to all members of the Penn community as well as to Penn Museum visitors. No food, beverages, nor ink pens permitted, but curious minds welcome!
The Museum Library, located in the Academic Wing of the Penn Museum, is the University of Pennsylvania's branch library for anthropology and archaeology. With over 145,000 volumes on-site with historic strengths in biological and physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology worldwide, and Native American studies, it is one of the premier branch libraries for anthropology in the United States.