Out-of-space warning

Space is at a premium, some people say. Shortly after I arrived at the Divinity Faculty Library in October 2015, I managed to secure some extra, second-hand shelves (from the British Antarctic Survey). This  added about 36m linear shelf space "downstairs"/at ground level, and ca. 87m linear shelf space "upstairs"/for books in the mezzanine level … Continue reading Out-of-space warning


Be prepared: 2018 Hulsean Lectures

Professor emerita Marilynne Robinson, a former F. Wendell Miller Professor of Creative Writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is scheduled to present the Hulsean Lectures 2018, titled 'Holy Moses: An appreciation of Genesis and Exodus as Literature and Theology.'  The first lecture is planned for Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018, from 5pm at the Runcie Room … Continue reading Be prepared: 2018 Hulsean Lectures

Recently added to e-stock: Routledge ebooks May to September 2017

Yours truly regularly gets invited to recommend Routledge ebook titles, as do other Faculty and Department librarians. The latest batch (May to September 2017), includes the following titles, which might be of interest to members of the Faculty of Divininity. Marriage, Gender and Islam in Indonesia Women Negotiating Informal Marriage, Divorce and Desire, by Maria … Continue reading Recently added to e-stock: Routledge ebooks May to September 2017

Be prepared: Celebrating Transgender Awareness Week

The programme is (each day starts at 1pm): Mon 13 Nov 2017 DANIEL WEISS Beyond male and female: multiple genders in classical rabbinic Judaism Tues 14 Nov 2017 ANKUR BARUA Subjectivities of Transgender in Hindu devotional poetry, music and theology Wed 15 Nov 2017 CHRISTINA BEARDSLEY Up Close and Personal: revisiting the novel I Want … Continue reading Be prepared: Celebrating Transgender Awareness Week

Three in one

It is the end of week 3, and we haven't posted anything this academic year (yet!), so this will be your "three in one" post (I have been having three ideas for a "timely" posts), and wish I had had time to post this earlier. The most common misconception is that librarians have quiet summers. … Continue reading Three in one