Rare Bites – Semester 2 program

Rare Bites is a series of informal and entertaining 30 minute lunchtime talks held monthly during semester in 2017 and beyond. If you want to learn about some of the treasures and lesser-known gems within Rare Books & Special Collections at the University Library, this is your opportunity. Audience attendance is free for all.

Date

Location

Speaker

Title

Thu 24 August,

1pm-1.30pm

Charles Perkins Centre, Level 6, Seminar Room Nerida Newbigin (Emeritus Professor, School of Languages and Culture, Department of Italian Studies) Nerida Newbigin will speak about Dante – the major Italian poet of the late Middle Ages, and will focus on some of the copies of his works to be found in Rare Books & Special Collections at the University of Sydney Library
Wed 27 September,

1pm-1.30pm

Fisher Library Seminar room 218, level 2 Dr Peter Hobbins, ARC DECRA Fellow, Department of History Researches on Australian Venoms: Snake-bite, Snake-venom, and Antivenine; the Poison of the Platypus, the Poison of the Red-spotted Spider. By Frank Tidswell (1906); RB 615.942 20, http://opac.library.usyd.edu.au:80/record=b2021212~S4
Thu 26 October,

1pm–1.30pm

Charles Perkins Centre, Level 6, Seminar Room Charlotte Wood, recent Writer in Residence, Charles Perkins Centre tbc

 

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