Tag Archives: Burns Library

Burns Scholar lecture

Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Louis de Paor will present: “Lethal in Two Languages: Flann O’Brien and Máirtín Ó Cadhain” on Nov. 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the Thompson Room of Burns Library. De Paor’s talk will focus on the parallels and differences between two of … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Authors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Poetry reading in honor of Burns Scholar

An event will be held Oct. 18 to celebrate the publication of Leabhar Na hAthghabbhála: Poems of Repossession (2016), an anthology of Gaelic poems and English translations from the past 50 years, edited by Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies Louis de Paor. Poets … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Authors | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Jane Jacobs at 100

Robert Kanigel, author of the new biography Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs (Knopf, 2016), will give an author talk and conduct a book signing at Burns Library on Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. Burns Library is home … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Authors | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Nathaniel Hawthorne & Frederick Douglass

Two seminal 19th-century works – both significant in the evolution of American thought and writing, but rarely considered in relation to one another – are the focus of a Burns Library exhibition, “Nathaniel Hawthorne and Frederick Douglass: Texts and Contexts.” … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Conservation lab as classroom

Last month, Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard gave a presentation at the Association of College and Research Libraries, New England chapter annual meeting. The conference was focused on the evolution of the academic library as a place where students and faculty are … Continue reading

Posted in Students | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book art by Barbara Adams Hebard

Two book bindings by Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard are on display at 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery in Portland, Oregon. Hebard’s work is part of Showcase 16, an exhibition of members of the Northwest Chapter of the Guild of … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Discovering Fr. Sweeney

John J. Burns Library Conservator Barbara Adams Hebard has created a new cover for It Will Take a Lifetime by Francis W. Sweeney, S.J., a Boston College alumnus, professor, poet and founder of the Humanities Series (now Lowell Humanities Series) who passed … Continue reading

Posted in Boston College Authors | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment