University Library

Exhibitions

    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 The Earth and its Place in the Cosmos. The 16th and 17th Centuries are known as the Golden Age of Dutch cartography when multi-volume atlases of the Earth and the cosmos became very popular.

    Come and see how cartographers represented the then known world and the type of instruments astronomers built to observe the skies in those times.

    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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