Photographer Hugo Fernandes speaks about “Intimate Strangers”

Last night photographer Hugo Fernandes spoke in Emory’s Woodruff Library about his portrait series Intimate Strangers. To create the series of striking portraits, Fernandes recruited his subjects using websites and apps primarily designed to arrange hook ups (brief sexual encounters). His strategy has changed as the technology has changed, from using sites like gay.com in…

Celebrate the Service of African Americans in WWI

Opening soon at the Rose Library,  “A Question of Manhood: African Americans and WWI” commemorates the centennial of the First World War, while celebrating the African American men who served as citizen-soldiers at a time when they were systematically denied full access to the promises democracy. The exhibit explores the challenges and conflicts, as well…

Alciato’s Emblems

Emory University has an incredible collection of emblem books, largely thanks to the efforts of Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Art History, Dr. Walter Melion. The contents of this collection are divided between the Pitts Theology Library in the Candler School of Theology and Rose Library. Among Rose’s portion of the collection is a 1584…

Alfonso Chacón’s Comprehensive Documentation of Trajan’s Column

Alfonso Chacón lived from 1530-1599 CE and was a Spanish Dominican scholar in Rome. He was an expert of ancient Graeco-Roman and Paleo-Christian epigraphy and was knowledgeable in medieval paleography and manuscripts. His work Historia Vtriusque Belli Dacici a Traiano Caesare Gesti : Ex Simulachris Quae in Columna Eiusdem Romae Visuntur Collecta, published in 1576,…

A Repulsive Monument to Stone Mountain and Black Resistance

In summer 2016, Barry Mauer, associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Central Florida, conducted research with Rose Library’s Kelly Miller family papers and Stone Mountain collection. The “repulsive monument” is a textual genre invented by Gregory Ulmer. Repulsive monuments honor abject losses, which result from a collective’s behaviors but are…

Collection spotlight: Boisfeuillet Jones papers

The Rose Library is proud to announce that the papers of Atlanta civic leader, Boisfeuillet Jones, are open and available for use. From 1935 until his death in 2001, Boisfeuillet Jones influenced health, education, and welfare policy, and charitable actions on the national, state, and local levels. The Atlanta area especially bears Jones’ mark: the…

Medieval Europe in Atlanta: The Value of Facsimiles

Over the past three years, a large part of my research as a medieval art historian has been on a manuscript of Las Cantigas de Santa María, a 13th century Spanish collection of miracle stories performed by the Virgin Mary. The manuscript is currently kept in the library of El Escorial, approximately 4,000 miles away from…

Honoring Verdelle Bellamy

This week our intern Sophia Queen took a break from her usual research on Yun Ch’i-Ho to focus on the narrative of integration at Emory. In honor of Black History Month, we explore the stories of the men and women who helped integrate the university.  Because of Emory’s status as a private institution, desegregation was…

Following the Fellows: Liz Smith

I am a PhD candidate at Liverpool Hope University, UK, researching the work of African American playwright Alice Childress (1916-1994). A short-term fellowship from Emory University enabled me to access the fantastic facilities of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library in early November. It was a huge bonus that my visit…

Emory’s Founding and Future – Celebrating Claire Sterk’s Inauguration

Today we celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Claire Sterk as the 20th president of Emory University. On this occasion, we take a look back at the evolving nature of the inauguration ceremony as well as the founding documents of the institution. The first and second inaugurations that occurred at Emory University in Atlanta were modest affairs….

Guest Series: Intern-al Monologue

Intern Sophia Queen will be contributing toward a blog series on the exhibition development process as one of her projects while working here at the Rose Library.  My name is Sophia Queen; I am currently earning my Master’s degree at Georgia State University in Heritage Preservation with a focus in Public History. As an intern…