Friday, June 25, 2010

Featured Resource: The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire

Our new Featured Resource is a website created by the J. Paul Getty Museum that "considers the Spanish conquest of Mexico, [and] European attempts to interpret Aztec civilization through the lens of classical culture, and comparative approaches to the monumental art of empire."

It's a beautiful website, highly interactive with lots of information. You can see it through the main page of the AUR Library Catalog.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

New Public Lecture Site Added

We have added a new public lecture site to the Online Public Lectures search tool. Now, you can see the latest lectures given at the world famous Institute for Advanced Study, next to Princeton University.

The Institute has always been one of the greatest research institutions in the world, boasting such faculty as Albert Einstein, Robert Oppenheimer, Kurt Gödel, Irwin Panofsky, and George Kennan, to mention just a few.

You will find all sorts of topics covered in these lectures. For example, the latest one now is Experiments on Animals in Ancient Greece and Rome: Private and Public Science.

You can access AUR Library's Public Lectures search tool from any page in the library catalog, by clicking on Browsing on the menu, then Webcasts and Online Public Lectures (shown above) and then you can select Institute for Advanced Study, or one of the other options.

You can search by keyword, too!