Blog Archives

Symposium and Special Performance: “Starting From Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” on May 3

Join us on Friday, May 3 at this symposium exploring Walt Whitman’s impact on literature, music, and the visual arts. The event will culminate with a lecture and performance featuring 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, composer and writer of the

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, Events, Library Outreach, Music, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

Art Crawl Draws Largest Crowd Yet!

On Wednesday, March 27 guests of the Art Crawl experienced an exciting and diverse array of books, photographs, paintings, multi-media installations, sculpture, and student art. Five exhibitions at Stony Brook University were featured at the spring 2019 event, including two

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Events, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections Announces Mary Olmsted Johnson Archive and Exhibition

Special Collections has acquired an important collection of artwork, papers, and artifacts documenting the life and artistry of Mary Olmsted Johnson (1890-1950). It is a trove for researchers studying social realism, art created during the period of the Great Depression

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Events, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Literary Karaoke

On March 6th, students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate Women’s History Month with literary karaoke.  Participants read from favorite texts, discussed important themes, and discovered new works.         Please join the University Libraries for two more events

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events, Women's Studies

“The Great Lolcat Massacre,” by Dr. Elyse Graham

Dr. Elyse Graham (Department of English) shared her research on trolling behavior on the early internet, with an emphasis on the development of the phenomenon in a context of community boundary maintenance, misogyny, and the accessibility of the early internet. 

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Humanities, Events

Humanities and the Digital: A Workshop

In partnership with the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, the Humanities Institute, the Graduate Student Organization, and other campus entities, the library was very pleased to host Humanities and the Digital: A Workshop, on February 13th.  This workshop, on

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Humanities, Events

3rd Annual MLA Forum at the Library, with AHA Content!

On February 6th, the University Libraries hosted its third annual forum dedicated to the Modern Language Association convention.  This year, the forum included work presented at the American Historical Association meeting as well.  Both conferences were held in Chicago in

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events, History, Women's Studies

Dr. Scott Zukowski Presents on Digitized Periodicals

Dr. Scott Zukowski received his PhD in English from Stony Brook University and currently works for CELT.  He presented some of his work with digitized periodicals, emphasizing the importance of these resources for understanding the formation of group identity, and

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Humanities, Events

National Women’s Studies Association Conference Preview at SBU Libraries

On October 30th, students and faculty gathered for a preview of research to be presented at the upcoming meetings of the National Women’s Studies Association and the American Studies Association in Atlanta.  A panel of graduate students and faculty members

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events, Women's Studies

Literary Karaoke: Halloween Edition at SBU Libraries

Stony Brook University students and faculty celebrated the fall season and Halloween yesterday by reading some of their favorite themed texts and eating delicious candy.  Literary karaoke is a great way to discover new books to read and to share

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events