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Illustrations from Derham’s Artificial clock-maker (1734).
Unseasonably warm temperatures here in Madison have recently melted what little snow we have received this season. By way of what we’re missing, […]
In honor of this weekend’s symposium “On Human Nature: Machiavelli’s Mandrake at 500,” we offer a look at the account and depiction of the […]
The Department of Special Collections will be open our normal hours (weekdays, 9 am – 5 pm) through December 22, closed December […]
We hope you will join us on Monday, October 30, at 3 PM in Special Collections for an informal gallery talk about our exhibit “Iceland.” […]
Though we enjoyed summer-like weather this October weekend, the leaves are beginning to pile up around Madison, calling attention to differential patterns […]
Although the campus is buzzing with the excitement of football — first home game tonight — and the beginning of classes next […]
Like other special collections libraries prompted by tomorrow’s solar eclipse to post images from their holdings, we weigh in with examples from, […]
While our Thordarson Collection is perhaps best known for its holdings of science and natural history on the one hand and Iceland […]
John James Audubon (best known for his double-elephant folio Birds of America) drew a sharp distinction between the North American badger and […]
To welcome the first day of spring tomorrow, we offer details of hand-colored engravings and distinctive bindings from our holdings. Our copy […]
Thanks for the shout-out in the Wisconsin State Journal from artist Martha Glowacki, whose exhibition “Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections” at […]