Podcasts to accompany Magill Library’s current exhibition, “A Few Well Selected Books: Building Collections, Curricula & Community at Haverford College,” are available through iTunes. The podcasts feature commentary from faculty members on books from the 1836 library catalog including:
- Deborah Roberts, Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics, and Bret Mulligan, Assistant Professor of Classics, discuss the traditional study of Greek and Roman literature and language at Haverford College.
- Emma Lapsansky, Professor of History and Curator of the Quaker Collection, discusses the controlled nature of the curriculum at Haverford College in the 19th Century.
- Darin Hayton, Assistant Professor of the History of Science, talks about the historical significance of some of the science volumes in the Haverford Library’s 1836 catalog.
- Bruce Partridge, Professor of Astronomy, describes three different categories of materials he notices in the early Haverford Library collection: popular works, scholarly works, and textbooks.
Write a review in iTunes and tell us what you think. And don’t forget to stop by the Sharpless Gallery to see the exhibit for yourself!