Rare Book & Manuscript Library Events
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
The RBML welcomes Mariselle Melendez, Professor of Spanish and Department Head of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. This presentation offers an overview of the impressive book and manuscript collection found at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. It discusses also, what these primary sources tell us about the interactions between Europe and the Americas
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
The Rare Book & Manuscript Library joins forces with the Champaign Public Library for a virtual crafty event! Interested in learning about medieval manuscripts? In this class, we'll go over what a medieval manuscript is and how they are created. This includes talking about making parchment, ink, and quills, as well as a calligraphy lesson.
Friday, October 29, 2021
RBML curator Dr. Cait Coker will have Halloween-themed items from the collection on hand to discuss live with viewers. Tune in to ask questions about our first edition of Dracula, 17th century magical texts, and poetry about bats!
Thursday, December 9, 2021
This pre-recorded video will feature RBML curators recreating historical recipes from our collections in a home kitchen. Feel free to follow along at home!