Posts By: Richard Manly Adams

Deciphering a 444 year-old Image in the Collection

This past week, Pitts librarians embarked on a research blitz to explain an image found in one of our rare books. Pitts owns a first edition of a 1577 history of the Italian city of Turin, written by Emanuele Filiberto Pingone (1525-1582). The book is richly illustrated with images depicting the history of the city…

Fall 2020 Policy Updates: Pitts Theology Library

Will the premier theological library in North America be open this Fall? Absolutely, and in several ways. First, of course, the library is always open to all patrons through its online research guides, reference support over email and live chat at pitts.emory.edu/ask, and the thousands of electronic resources available through the Pitts website. But this…

Call for Applications- Kessler Collection Fellowship

The Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection at Pitts Theology Library is excited to issue a call for applications for two virtual research fellowships (http://pitts.emory.edu/kesslerfellowship). We invite early-career scholars in Reformation and Early Modern studies, including ABD doctoral students, to apply now for this new opportunity. This fellowship does not require residency in Atlanta, but funds…

Hacking Ministry: A Spring Course at Candler

The Pitts Theology Library Reference Librarians invite you to sign up for their Spring 3-hour course, “Hacking Ministry.” This course takes a practical and historical approach to the question of how technology is changing the practice of worship. We will teach you how to use some of the tools common in worship today (podcasting, website…

Pitts Closed for Thanksgiving

Please note that Pitts Theology Library will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 21st, and the library will remain closed through Sunday, November 25th. This is in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. For all Pitts hours, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. Happy Thanksgiving!

Reformation Day at Emory: Thursday, October 25th

Thursday, October 25th, will be the 31st annual Reformation Day at Emory. This annual day of exhibitions, worship, and academic conversation celebrates the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection at Pitts, the nation’s premier collection of materials related to the Lutheran reformation. We invite you to join us as we consider “The Reformation at 501 Years,”…

Pitts Closed for Fall Break

Please note that Pitts Theology Library will be closed Saturday, October 6th, and Sunday, October 7th, for Fall Break. Pitts will also be on shortened hours (7:30am-5:00pm) on Monday, October 8th. For all Pitts hours, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. Happy Fall Break!

Register for an Exhibition Tour

Have you visited our newest exhibition “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Reading the Reformation through the Lens of Contemporary Christianity”? This is a beautiful examination of how the conversations that contemporary Christians are having might be informed by the treasures of the Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection. We invite you to schedule a docent-led tour of…

Pitts Closed for Labor Day

Please note that Pitts Theology Library will be closed Saturday, September 1st, through Monday, September 3rd, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. For all Pitts hours, visit http://pitts.emory.edu/hours. Happy Labor Day!

Come Work with us at Pitts!

We are excited to announce we’ve launched a search for a new position, a Systems and Digital Scholarship Librarian. This librarian will build and enhance library software systems, work on digitization and digital access projects based on Pitts’ collections, and partner with students and faculty to develop new digital scholarship. This person will also work…