All posts by Rebecca Blocksome

John Gould’s bird illustrations digitized

gould birdsThanks in part to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a collection of approximately 6,000 bird illustrations by the 19th century British taxidermist John Gould has been digitized and made available by KU Libraries. Steve Goddard, SMA senior curator of prints & drawings, served as an adviser on the project. Further details about the project are provided in this KU Today story, while the images themselves can be viewed on the KU Luna Collections site. KU Libraries will host an event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Spencer Research Library to introduce the digitized collection to the public and share information on the creation of the original images as well as their digitization and preservation.

Red Hot Research No. 15

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4:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5

The Commons at Spooner Hall

Back for the fall semester! Several of this week’s presenters collaborate with the Museum on various projects–Paul Atchley is working with ARC on the “Performing History” game app, and Bonnie Johnson was in the galleries last week with her History and Theory of Planning course. Come hear about their research and enjoy good food and drink at the best interdisciplinary networking event on campus.

The full lineup for this week runs as follows:

Ruth Ann Atchley (Psychology); Paul Atchley (Psychology)

Shannon Portillo (Public Affairs & Administration)

Clarence Lang (African and African American Studies, American Studies)

Bonnie Johnson (Urban Planning)

Byron Darby (Design)

Red Hot Research is a series of research sharing sessions that aims to introduce KU researchers to the work of their colleagues, stimulating multidisciplinary inquiry and the formation of new collaborative research teams.  The format of Red Hot Research sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha.

Red Hot Research No. 14

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4:00 p.m. Friday, April 11

The Commons at Spooner Hall

Don’t miss the SMA’s own Steve Goddard, speaking on Botany and the Arts! The full lineup of presenters this week runs as follows:

Promotheth Chatterjee (Business): Payment Mechanisms’ Influence on Consumer Purchases

Ward Lyles (Urban Planning): Climate Change Adaptation

Steve Goddard (Spencer Museum of Art/Art History): Botany and the Arts

EcoHawks with Chris Depcik (Mechanical Engineering): Sustainable Energy

Leigh Stearns (Geology): Greenland Glaciers & Climate Change

Red Hot Research is a series of research sharing sessions that aims to introduce KU researchers to the work of their colleagues, stimulating multidisciplinary inquiry and the formation of new collaborative research teams.  The format of Red Hot Research sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha.

Red Hot Research No. 13

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4:00 p.m. Friday, March 28

The Commons at Spooner Hall

This week’s lineup:

Dave Tell (Communication Studies): Grain Elevators and Postmodernity

Hajar Aghababa (Institute for Policy and Social Research): Early Literacy

Marc Greenberg (Germanic Languages & Literatures), Ada Emmett (KU Libraries), Town Peterson (Ecology & Evolutionary Biology): Open Access and Bottlenecks in a Global Scholarly Communication System

Gregory Rudnick (Physics & Astronomy): The Formation and Evolution of Galaxies

Jeremy Martin (Mathematics): Network Flow Models

Red Hot Research is a series of research sharing sessions that aims to introduce KU researchers to the work of their colleagues, stimulating multidisciplinary inquiry and the formation of new collaborative research teams.  The format of Red Hot Research sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha.

Lecture by Lawrence Weschler: Art and Science as Parallel and Divergent Ways of Knowing

Wednesday, March 26, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Spencer Museum of Art, 309 Auditorium
Artists and scientists tend to think of their ways of probing the world as distinctly different. Such was not always the case. In the spirit of the Spencer’s exhibition James Turrell: Gard Blue, longtime New Yorker writer Lawrence Weschler—Emeritus Director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU and author of Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder and Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences—explores this subject, with side-discussions on artists David Hockney and (Turrell’s fellow Light and Space master) Robert Irwin, subjects of two of his most recent biographies.
Can’t wait to hear Weschler in person? Check out his books!
Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin
True to Life: Twenty-five Years of Conversations with David Hockney