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Annual report reveals growth

By Harry Ransom Center

The Ransom Center is pleased to share its annual report covering the 2014­­­­­­­­­­­­­–2015 academic year. Ransom Center Director Stephen Enniss notes that “The Ransom Center reached new records in numerous categories, including the number of visitors to our exhibitions, the numbers of students we served, and the number of onsite researchers we supported.”

 

Read the report to learn about the banner year of growth, including additions to the Center’s collections.

 

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Recent publications

By Harry Ransom Center

Alison K. Frazier, Editor
The Saint between Manuscript and Print in Italy, 1400–1600
University of Toronto Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, July 2015

The 12 essays in this volume identify mutually interactive developments in media and saints’ cults at a time and in a place when both underwent profound change. Focusing on the Italian peninsula between 1400 and 1600, authors analyze specific sites of intense cultural production and innovation. The volume invites further study of saints of all sorts—canonized, popularly recognized, or self-proclaimed—in the fluid media environment of early modernity. Read more

Recent acquisitions

By Harry Ransom Center

In 1986, the Ransom Center acquired the celebrated Carl H. Pforzheimer library of English literature, 1475–1700. Rich in the major works of early English literature, the library boasts significant titles by Francis Bacon, Geoffrey Chaucer, John Donne, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, and William Shakespeare. Since its acquisition the Center has added about 40 titles to the collection—five of them in the last year—all within the scope of the library’s focus on early English literature and culture. Read more