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Exhibition: India, Empire, Nation: 200 Years of Indian History, January 12-May 13, 2017
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Talk: Brian Hatcher (Tufts University) presents "The Joys and Challenges of Reading Rammohan Roy," February 21, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Lilly Library Slocum Room

Lecture: Soren Edgren (Princeton University), "Buddhist Illuminated Manuscripts in China and East Asia," Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Workshop: Soren Edgren (Princeton University), "The Material Chinese Book in the Global Middle Ages," Friday, February 24, 10:30 a.m.

Workshop: Lia Markey, Newberry Library; Travis McDade, Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
Joel Silver, The Lilly Library,
"Finding the Gems: Approaches to Rare Books and Manuscript Libraries in the Midwest,"
Friday, Febrary 24, 3:00 PM

Talk: Rebecca Manring (Indiana University) presents "Early Bengali Published Materials," Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Lilly Library Slocum Room

Talk: Paul Losensky (Indiana University) presents "Charting Arabic in Full Color Lithography: A Pedagogical Aid for Persian Speakers from 19th Century India," Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Lilly Library Slocum Room


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Recent posts from the blog: Lilly Library News & Notes

The Tragic Musical Memento of the Duchess de Berry
The Tragic Musical Memento of the Duchesse de Berry By Lindsay Weaver, Intern, Lilly Library Technical Services The Lilly Library is currently cataloging an exciting collection of music once owned by Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, Duchesse de Berry (1798-1870), an important political figure in France during the nineteenth-century as well as a generous patroness of the … Continue reading "The Tragic Musical Memento of the Duchess de Berry"

Cats in Miniature
Cats in Miniature by Katie Tyring, Special Collections Cataloger The Lilly Library is currently home to a growing collection of over 16,000 miniature books.  This makes us one of the foremost collectors in the United States.  A miniature book, by definition, must be three inches or less in height and width.  Miniature books in the … Continue reading "Cats in Miniature"

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