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Browse our Instagram!Wrapping up our 42nd (and final!) class of the semester, and mostly I am excited to have a break from rearranging these chairs #libraryinstruction #modularclassroom #somanychairsSpotted by one of our catalogers: ownership inscription of Lemuel Haynes in Dialogorum sacrorum libri quatour (02-40712 General) . Lemuel Haynes was a veteran of the American Revolution and the first black man to be ordained in the United States. Haynes, a Congregational minister, was ordained in 1785. #provenance #ownershipmarks #LemeulHaynes #congregationalchurch #blackhistoryeverybody sing 🎤: karma, karma, karma, karma, karma chameleon.... Athanasius Kircher’s plates never let us down. De Chromatismo Chamaeleontis, from Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae (Rome: sumptibus Hermanni Scheus; ex typographia Ludouici Grignani, 1646), which we pulled for some history of science sessions this morning #ApologiesToCultureClub #TastyFlyTreat #WhyBirdFeet #ChameleonsOfInstagram #AthanasiusKircher #LibraryInstruction #LibrariesOfInstagramNew in our instructional toolkit: clipboards! Making it easier for students to take notes as they “speed date” a series of Japanese art prints in today’s Art & Architecture in East Asia class. They’ll be comparing what it is like to see digitized prints and the same prints in person. (Swipe to see some those prints yourself!) #libraryinstruction #alltheofficesupplies #activelearningclassroom
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Kathleen Daly was born in County Limerick in 1878 to a family of strong nationalists; her father and uncle were prominent Fenians (republicans). Kathleen was raised in a home where sacrifice for an independent Ireland was encouraged, and sacrifice to … Continue reading
Johanna “Hanna” Sheehy Skeffington, a champion of Irish feminism, an active advanced nationalist, and a socialist, was born in County Cork in 1877. She was the oldest child of Elizabeth (Bessie) Sheehy and David Sheehy, a mill owner, member of … Continue reading
The New York Times called Margaret Skinnider “the schoolteacher turned sniper,” which was both a testament and a slight to her remarkable life. Born to Irish parents in Scotland, she spent summers in the countryside of County Monaghan as a … Continue reading
Mollie (or Máire, in Irish) Gill is the first woman featured in our Irish Women Rising blog series who did not come from the well-to-do, Anglo-Irish class. Hailing from an Irish family, Mollie Gill’s life is representative of thousands of young … Continue reading
While working as a student assistant in the conservation lab of the John J. Burns Library was never something I knew I wanted to do, it has become such an informative part of my career at Boston College. Many who … Continue reading
“The history of her family – typical of a hundred and one Anglo-Irish families – pointed the way to only three kinds of life: either she became an ornament , at best graceful, of the little social round that divided … Continue reading