Welcome back to campus for what we hope is a superb Fall 2016 semester! As you are looking at your calendars, consider attending one of the Pitts Weekly Workshops on Wednesday (12-12:50) and Tuesday (3-3:30). These workshops are the perfect way to get oriented to the process of research and writing at Candler.
The current workshop schedule represents a wide array of topics, including introductions to research, searching best practices, citation, and digital humanities. We also offer workshops on how to use the citation management software Zotero, as well as sessions on creating amazing presentations and on Advent resources.
The first 12 students to sign up for the Wednesday sessions will receive lunch from Panera, and coffee will be served on Tuesdays. To read more about these offerings, and to sign up for individual sessions, visit: www.pitts.emory.edu/ww
Pitts Theology Library would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new Candler students! We look forward to seeing you at the library sessions during orientation and encourage you to sign up for a tour.
We hope you will also take a moment to come and explore the library beyond these scheduled meetings. During the bustle of the school year, the library offers weekly workshops, spaces for quiet study, group study rooms for collaborative work, exhibitions, and a welcoming community in support of your academic journey. Pitts staff members are here to assist you with doing research and navigating the library. Come visit us at the circulation and reference desks, both now and throughout the year!
The Pitts Theology Library invites you to an hour-long exploration of its newest exhibit, “A Most Perilous Journey: Erasmus’ Greek New Testament at 500 Years,” on Tuesday, August 16, at 5pm at the library. The exhibit curator and faculty of the Candler School of Theology illuminate the importance of Erasmus’ Greek New Testament and its relevance for reading the Bible today. Library docents will be available for guided tours of the exhibition. We encourage you to register for the event in advance. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/erasmus .
Pitts Theology Library provides a limited number of assigned research carrels to Candler students writing theses or independent studies, Emory ABD PhD students doing a dissertation that draws upon Pitts’ collections, visiting faculty, and emeriti faculty. Online applications for carrels and lockers open on August 1, and carrels will be assigned by September 1. We invite you to find out more and apply for a carrel today.
The Candler School of Theology and the Pitts Theology Library welcome students for Course of Study for the next three weeks. We look forward to having them use the library’s space and the library’s collections, and we encourage them to get to know their librarians! Course of Study students, you have borrowing privileges while you are here, so stop by the circulation desk if you’d like to check something out. Please don’t hesitate to find a reference librarian if you you have questions about resources (books, journals, or databases), if you want to learn more about the the current Erasmus exhibit and the Digital Image Archive, or if you want to know more about the library in general. Welcome and enjoy Candler and Emory!
We are pleased to open our newest exhibit, “A Most Perilous Journey: Erasmus’ Greek New Testament at 500 Years”! This exhibit features all five of the Greek and Latin New Testament published by the Dutch humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam. Surrounding these spectacular and rare Bibles are 15th and 16th century works that show the development of the Bible and the development of the career of Erasmus, as well as the profound impact his 1516 publication had on the form of the Biblical text, the shape of Biblical scholarship, and the development of reform movements in the church. We invite you to come see the gallery during all exhibit hours, and please contact us if you would like a personalized tour of the exhibit. All information is available at http://pitts.emory.edu/erasmus.
We are beginning to install our newest exhibit: “A Most Perilous Journey: Erasmus’ Greek New Testament at 500,” and we would love for you to schedule a time to come and see it! This exhibit will display all 5 editions of the Greek New Testament (1516, 1519, 1522, 1527, 1535) published during the lifetime of Erasmus of Rotterdam (1567-1536), the great Dutch humanist. Erasmus’ 1516 publication of the Novum Instrumentum, the first Greek New Testament, was a landmark moment in the development of the Bible, and it played a major role in the start of a series of church reformations in the 16th century. This exhibit, opening July 15, places this publication within the context of the development of the Bible in the 15th and 16th centuries and the development of Erasmus as a theologian, editor, and critic. The exhibit also documents the profound influence of Erasmus’ work, showing the shifts in Greek and Latin Bibles as well as the growth of vernacular translations in Europe. Guided tours of the exhibit are available and information is available online, so mark your calendar to come and see these rare items that document the origins of modern Biblical scholarship and profound changes in Christianity!
Pitts Theology Library, will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open with our regular summer hours (Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 5 PM) on Tuesday, July 5. We wish you a wonderful weekend!
This summer at Pitts we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the publication of the first Greek New Testament with an exhibit on Erasmus of Rotterdam and the development of the Bible in the 16th century. This exhibit will display Pitts’ incredible collection of early printed Bibles, including all five editions of the Greek New Testament published during Erasmus’ lifetime. Including alongside these rare volumes will be items that show the development of Erasmus as a scholar and the enormous influence his Greek New Testament exhibited on the development of the Bible. Included will be early editions of Greek, Latin, and vernacular Bibles, including a first edition of the King James Bible. We invite you to circle July 15 on your calendar to mark the opening of this exhibit, which will run through September 15th. Please visit http://pitts.emory.edu/exhibits if you have any questions, or you would like to schedule a tour of the exhibit. Come celebrate with us this great Dutch humanist and the impact he has made on all those who read the Bible!
Each Thursday afternoon during the academic year, Pitts Theology Library holds Thursday Honors, a popular social hour with coffee, tea, and refreshments. The weekly Thursday Honors program is a welcome opportunity for students, faculty, Friends, and staff to get to know one another, while celebrating particular individuals or groups from the community.
Volunteers are integral to the success of this event, preparing coffee, tea, and refreshments each week. In the coming year, we are looking for additional volunteers to assist with the event one Thursday a month. If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact Rebekah Bedard (rebekah [dot] bedard [at] emory [dot] edu).