Display Cases

    Unique items from the Library’s Special Collections are exhibited in two display cases located on the Ground Floor of Reid Library. The Library thanks the Friends of the UWA Library for their generous donation of one of the display cases.

    The current display in the Reid Library commemorates the Centenary of Armistice. Objects from Special Collections related to World War 1 include works written by combatants at the Front and official documents published in the aftermath of the conflict. Learn about Prof Alexander D Ross, the first Chair of Physics and Mathematics at UWA, whose war service was honoured.

    The Reformation in Print

    A UWA Library Special Collections and Centre of Medieval and Early Modern Studies online exhibition.

    On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther sent his Ninety-Five Theses to Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, criticising the Roman Catholic Church’s sale of indulgences. On the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, this online exhibition is designed to help students explore how the reformation unfolded through the emerging phenomenon of print culture, through examples from the UWA Library Special Collections. Scholars from the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies consider how the lives, images and thought of Luther, other Reformers and Catholic Reformation leaders were expressed in print, at a time when this fledgling media for communication was in rapid development.

    Text written by Susan Broomhall, Kirk Essary, Susanne Meurer and Arvi Wattel.

    Photography by Kate McVey and Rosie Inglis, UWA Library.

    Animal and human interactions, enclosing knowledge and the advent of print

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    Indulgences, Erasmus and Jacques Lefèvre d’Etaples’ French New Testament

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    Phillip Melanchthon, John Calvin and Théodore de Bèze

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    Martin Luther's various works

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    The Council of Trent and Paolo Sarpi

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