Rare Books Exhibit Reception Tomorrow Evening

Tomorrow evening, March 22, from 6:00-8:00PM, the Rev. Dr. M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College will speak at a reception for the Heritage Room exhibit titled “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection.”   Father Ucerler will speak on the topic of “Early Modern Jesuits in East Asia & Global Networks of Knowledge.”  He will discuss Jesuit missions in Japan and China, printing in Europe and Asia, cartography, and letter writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a principal conduit of information and its influence on major European printing houses.  The reception is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, The University of Scranton Jesuit Center, the Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities and the Schemel Forum. For more information contact Special Collections Librarian/Professor Michael Knies at Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu or 570-941-6341.

Exhibit Reception, March 22, “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”

On March 22, from 6:00-8:00PM, the Rev. Dr. M. Antoni J. Ucerler, S.J., Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College will speak at a reception for the Heritage Room exhibit titled “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection.”   Father Ucerler will speak on the topic of “Early Modern Jesuits in East Asia & Global Networks of Knowledge.”  He will discuss Jesuit missions in Japan and China, printing in Europe and Asia, cartography, and letter writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as a principal conduit of information and its influence on major European printing houses.  The reception is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library, The University of Scranton Jesuit Center, the Slattery Center for the Ignatian Humanities and the Schemel Forum. For more information contact Special Collections Librarian/Professor Michael Knies at Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu or 570-941-6341

 

“Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection” – Now on Display!

In honor of the Ignatian Year, the Heritage Room is hosting an exhibit titled “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam: Rare Books from the Hill-Davis Jesuit Collection” during Spring semester. The exhibit will primarily feature books written by Jesuits from the founding of the order in 1540 through its suppression in 1773. The exhibit will be divided into categories reflecting the breadth of Jesuit intellectual and pastoral activities. There will be sections on Ignatius Loyola, the Jesuits as a corporate body, science and technology, humanities, missionary work, the Counter-Reformation, and the suppression of the order among others.

On March 22, we are tentatively planning an exhibit reception with a lecture by Rev. Antoni Ucerler, S.J., Director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at Boston College.  Father Ucerler will speak on the Jesuit’s use of printing technology to further missionary activities in Japan.  The lecture will be co-sponsored by the Friends of Weinberg Library, the Jesuit Center, the Slatterly Center for the Ignatian Humanities and the Schemel Forum.

The exhibit will run through April 24, 2022. For further information contact Special Collections Librarian, Michael Knies at Michael.Knies@Scranton.edu