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From the Remnant Trust: An exhibit of early-edition historic documents focusing on the quest for freedom and human dignity 

January 12–29, 2016

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University Technology and Learning Center Gallery
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This collection of rare books and manuscripts from The Remnant Trust at Texas Tech University in Lubbock features 25 works selected by 18 LTU faculty members, who will be on hand to discuss them with visitors.


The treasures include:

  • The 1862 first printing of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • A leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455
  • a manuscript of the Latin Bible on parchment from the 1200s,
  • The Illustrated Life of Confucius, with 103 Chinese woodblock prints, 1592
  • A 1690 signed first edition of John Locke’s Essay concerning Human Understanding with notations in Locke’s own hand
  • Download the full catalog [ PDF ]

Visitors are encouraged to touch and hold these vital, living texts. They are shapers of our civilization and not merely curiosities to be viewed in glass cases. #LTURareBooks

 

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Theory of Moral Sentiment's by Adam Smith


Latin Vulgate Bible
 
Lawrence Technological University gratefully acknowledges the Detroit Institute of Arts Library and Archives for providing book cradles for the exhibit.
 
Exhibit Schedule + Speakers 

Visitors are encouraged to touch and hold these vital, living texts. They are shapers of our civilization and not merely curiosities to be viewed in glass cases. #LTURareBooks

Unless otherwise noted, all hours and events are open to the public


Tuesday, January 12           

LTU Alumni and Community Showings
12:30–2 p.m.
6–8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 13

Martin Luther King, Jr., Youth Community Service Awards
6–8 p.m.
Invite only

Friday, January 15

Blue and White Day
1–2 p.m.

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
2–4 p.m

Wednesday January 20

7–9 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Should Religion Adapt to Modernity?”

Moderator:
Sarah Heidt, assistant professor of philosophy, Marygrove College

Panelists:
George Alcser, associate professor and chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Marygrove College
Fatima Al-Hayani, PhD, Islamic Studies
Reverend Dr. Benjamin Baker, pastor, Church of Abundant Life in Southfield and professor, University of Michigan 
Dr. Louis Finkelman, co-rabbi, Congregation Or Chadash in Oak Park and adjunct instructor, literature and composition, Lawrence Technological University
Dr. Narayanaswamy Sankagiri, The Bharatiya Temple of Metropolitan Detroit
Mary Ellen Sheehan, sister, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Doctor of Sacred Theology

Thursday, January 21

12:30–2 p.m.

Idea Factory Panel Discussion: “From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: The Technology and Future of Literacy”

Moderator:
Paul Jaussen, assistant professor of English, Lawrence Technological University

Panelists:
Lilian Crum, senior lecturer, art and design, Lawrence Technological University
Arthur Marotti, distinguished professor of English emeritus, Wayne State University
Lisa Maruca, associate professor of English, Wayne State University

Friday, January 22

12 - 2 p.m.

Saturday, January 23

12–4 p.m.
Sunday, January 24

12–4 p.m.
Tuesday, January 26

12:30–2 p.m.

Wednesday, January 27

12:30–2 p.m.

 

Thursday, January 28

7–9 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “The Thucydides Trap: Is War Inevitable between the USA and China?”

Moderator:
Philip Vogt, associate professor of history and honors program director, Lawrence Technological University

Panelists:
John Ciorciari, assistant professor and co-director of the International Policy Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Yumin Sheng, associate professor, Department of Political Science, Wayne State University

Friday, January 29

Blue and White Day
1–2 p.m.


If you are interested in a private group viewing and/or holding an event at the exhibit, contact Robin Leclerc, rleclerc@ltu.edu or 248.204.2203.

For further information, contact Philip Vogt, pvogt@ltu.edu or 502.387.6506

Share your experience with the rare books and manuscripts: #LTURareBooks


Magna Carta 
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The Theory of Moral Sentiments - by Adam Smith 
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Latin Vulgate Bible
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Latin Vulgate Bible
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