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 is Australian Literary Awards. Are you looking for some reading over the summer holidays? Come and have a look at the our latest display of Award winner books. You will find page turners with pulsating action, love, death, success and dark desire… but also stories of reflections, a book about Frank Kafka and Prague’ literary world or meet young Frank Gold, protagonist in a novel about the Polio in Perth in 1954. 

    We are also featuring the Miles Franklin Award, Australia’s most prestigious literature prize. Established through the will of My Brilliant Career’s author, Miles Franklin, the prize is awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases. Our display includes the 2017 winner, Josephine Wilson, a former PhD student from the University of Western Australia, with her stunning book Extinctions, all the 2017 shortlisted books and the winners since 2014 with their books.

    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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