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William Stinson, SJ: Postcard Album, 1914-1919

The postcard below depicts Verdun, France following the Battle of Verdun fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916. The Battle of Verdun was one of the largest battles on the western front between the German and French armies. A … Continue reading

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The Pride of the Jordanians: Petra

The year 1812 saw a milestone event in the history of Near Eastern travel. After centuries of having been lost to the outside world, the ancient Nabataean city of Petra was rediscovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt – found … Continue reading

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Historical Monuments, Monumental Histories

The idea of the historical monument began during the Renaissance, with the search for Europe’s origins in the Classical.  Examples of large-scale architecture from the past were sought out not only for aesthetic concerns, but also as monumenta, “reminders” of … Continue reading

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#WeWereBC

At 4:30 p.m. on September 17, an exhibit curated by the students of “Making History Public: Boston College” opens in the History department on the 3rd floor of Stokes South. The exhibit—#WeWereBC—uses archival material from Burns Library to chronicle the … Continue reading

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History Students Create Maps Exhibit with Burns Library Books

Maps are all around us. A map of campus orients the visitor to Boston College; an old map of Boston hangs in a gilt frame; and, increasingly, a map on a handheld device points to a coffee spot, a concert … Continue reading

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Eva McKee, Irish Artisan

March is the month of Saint Patrick’s Day and it is also Women’s History Month. To celebrate both of these events, this post discusses the Burns Library’s Eva McKee Collection.  Part of the Burns Irish collections,  the McKee Collection contains several beautiful examples of … Continue reading

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Conservator’s Log: New Faces in the Lab

Josh with leather book

Josh with leather book

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