Contemplating the extraordinary Greek Orthodox Bible donated to Furman University in 2007, the quality upon which I often remark is its indefinable nature. Is this a sacred tome? An example of Travel Literature? A utilitarian component of a Greek Orthodox service? An exquisite piece of jewelry? A rare book for Special Collections? Art of unparalleled craftsmanship and beauty? Perhaps it is all of the above. Knowing that correlations between Science and Religion directed this gift to our archives blurs still more boundaries. And thus the title.
Art, Artifacts, Scholarship, and Treatises that promote a blurring of boundaries:
of time, of reality, of geography, of culture, of methodology, and of distinct discipline
Special Collections and Archives Exhibition
James B. Duke Library
2 February - 29 May 2009
20 February 2009
In addition to refreshments, Omar Carmenates will be sharing his musical contribution live at the reception.
Pitts Room, James B. Duke Library
The contributors to this exhibition are a collection of talented individuals who have stretched conventions, merged unexpected ideas and techniques, expanded definitions and perceptions; and offered new context and constructs:
DebbieLee Landi, Special Collections Librarian
- Lloyd Benson, Diane Boyd, Cort Haldaman, Andrew Mansbach, Wade Shepherd, and
Mike Winiski, "Live from New York Ö, Boston, Louisville, and New
- Chris W. Blackwell, "The Electronic Edition of the Archimedes Palimpsest"
- Charles L. Brewer, John B. Watson
- Michael Brodeur, "His Best Friendís Wife"
- Omar Carmenates, Live Performance of "The Fabian Theory"
- Jenny L. Colvin, "Chess Pieces"
- Mary E. Fairbairn, "Reality and Virtuality"
- Brian C. Goess, Greg G. Springsteen, Mike Winiski, and Mac Felmly, "The Bio-Organic Wiki Project"
- Eli V. Hestermann, "Beverage or Cure"
- Michael Kohl and Susan Hiott, Behrend Collection, Special Collections, Clemson University
- Andrew Mansbach and Pongracz Sennyey, Furman Digitization Center
- Robert G. and Sheri Schwartz, Greek Orthodox Bible
- David E. Shaner, Place of Peace
- Joni Tevis, "Cornell: Science and Art"
Sponsored by Special Collections and Archives and the James B. Duke Library