The Project

This web exhibition is a collaborative effort between graduate students at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. The team interviewed upcoming CSECS presenters and, from these conversations, produced a series of blog posts. Each post is unique, depending on the interviewee, their upcoming paper, and the medium in which the interview took place, but all revolve around the 2017 conference theme, “From Cosmopolitans to Cosmopolitanisms.”

Each post is accompanied by information on relevant archival holdings that, should conference attendees be interested, are available to view at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. These items range from manuscript commonplace books to first-edition jest books to enormous, elaborately illustrated volumes on the ancient city of Palmyra.

Call numbers and links to each item are provided in all blog posts. Click the link, select ‘Request Item’ on the holding’s page, and you will be directed to a form that will allow you to book an appointment at the archives.