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Spring/17

Pritzker professor Mindy Schwartz hopes that examining artifacts like a 19th-century surgical kit will help her students feel connected to medicine’s rich past. 

Winter/17

A century-old J. M. Barrie play gets a Chicago revival.

Fall/16

The connections between UChicago and the Marine Biological Laboratory go back more than a century.

Summer/16

Illustrator and adventurer Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, PhB 1911, found inspiration for his art in his travels.

Winter/16

In the 1930s Oriental Institute archaeologists used photography to capture the history and grandeur of Persepolis.

Fall/15

Although Leonardo da Vinci famously made realistic sketches of the moon’s surface spots in the early 16th century, the first published images of the moon as seen through a telescope were Galileo Galilei’s.

May–June/15

All but lost, Urdu journals offer a glimpse at one of India’s most sprawling, energetic cultures.

Mar–Apr/15

A UChicago Library restoration project rescues a 500-year-old manuscript.

Sept–Oct/14

Sung from street corners a century ago, Mexican folk ballads offered “a valuable index to popular thought,” wrote UChicago anthropologist Robert Redfield, whose work is part of a Special Collections exhibit on Mexico.

July–Aug/14

A literary mystery hidden inside a 150-year-old copy of Homer’s Odyssey finds an answer.

Mar–Apr/14

In 17th century anatomical drawings, death—and life—were much more present than in today’s medical textbooks.