On Display: Monthly Highlights

2019

2018

    3 December to 21 December 2018

    Take a walk with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as we celebrate the 175th anniverary of Dickens' enduring A Christmas Carol.

    1 November to 30 November 2018

    We commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice of the First World War as an acknowledgement of the great sacrifices this generation of Canadians made, especially those who never returned and lie in foreign fields far from home.

    1 October to 31 October 2018

    UC’s early administrative history is on display, along with the personal records of prominent faculty and staff, a large collection of records on the University College fire of 1890, and many publications from the College’s student body.

    3 September to 28 September 2018

    To celebrate the beginning of the academic year, this month’s showcase explores Charle Dodgson’s (aka Lewis Carroll) educational writings and the educational applications of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

    28 June to 17 August 2018

    In celebration of the 21st Biennial International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, we are pleased to display modern and early-modern editions of Geoffrey Chaucer’s works from our collections.

    1 May to 25 May

    Literatura de cordel, or "string literature," is the tradition of popular pamphlet poetry that emerged in the Brazilian Northeast at the turn of the 19th century. They are known for their woodcut illustrations, many which are on display this month.

    26 May to 27 June 2018

    The oldest English-language book in Canada, Caxton's Cicero from 1481, is now on display.

    2 April to 30 April 2018

    This month, we highlight a collection of recently acquired phrenology material. Phrenology was a set of 19th century pseudo-medical theories and practices based on the notion that one's character was reflected in the size and shape of the skull.

    1 March to 30 March 2018

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of Rochdale, an experiment in student-run alternative education and community living.