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The Rare Book & Manuscript Library celebrates the opening of the exhibition "Names Swallowed by the Cold: Hidden Histories of Arctic Exploration" with a reception on 25 January at 3 p.m. The exhibition is curated by Adam Doskey, Lead Cataloger and Project Supervisor of the Rare Book Cataloging Project.
Gillen Wood, Professor of English at the University of Illinois will deliver the opening lecture entitled; "The Icemen Cometh: Forgotten Pioneers of British Arctic Exploration." The lecture will detail the contributions made by Bernard O’Reilly and William Scoresby Jr. to the British search for the Northwest Passage in the early nineteenth century.
Dr. Wood received his Phd in 2000 from Columbia University. He is the Director of Sustainability Studies Initiative in Humanities, and the Nicholson Professor of English at Illinois.
For more information, please visit www.library.illinois.edu/rbx.
All are welcome!