News and Events Calendar
|Wounded Home Exhibition Opening
||July 20, 2013
|Fall Symposium - Bridging the Gap Between Traditional and Botanical Medicine
||October 12, 2013
|Botany Walk - Crittenden - Curtis G. Lloyd Wildlife Management Area
||October 13, 2013
|Ruthven Birthday Tea (as part of the Year of John A. Ruthven)
||November 10, 2013
LLM Announces Winners of the Inaugural Year of the Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellowship
This past year, the Lloyd Library and Museum instituted a research fellowship designed to showcase the variety of materials within the collection as well as to provide long-term access to unique research materials to scholars from around the country. This endeavor serves to highlight Cincinnati as a destination for research, because this locally little-known library has patrons from around the world and holds materials that are not often available elsewhere, either in the United States or beyond that are invaluable in reconstructing our American past, in inspiring new artistic works, and forwarding downtown Cincinnati's mission to provide cultural enrichment for Cincinnatians and the world.
The Library received many qualified applications for the inaugural year of the Curtis Gates Lloyd Fellowship. From this interesting pool of proposals, three were selected as being particularly worthy and making excellent use of the Lloyd's varied collections. Recipients are both locally and nationally based, working on a wide-range of projects:
Fellows will be expected to deliver a brief lecture concerning their findings. Artists will also be expected to exhibit their artistic works resulting from this research. Dates and times will be announced at a later time.
- Rachel Craft, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Kansas: Craft will be doing research in conjunction with completing her dissertation for a doctorate in Sociology. Her research will focus on exploring the ways in which medicinal plant usage were conveyed through both written and oral traditions and how those uses were preserved down to today.
- Ken Henson, Assistant Professor, Art Academy of Cincinnati: Henson will be completing two projects. The first will research the artist John Augustus Knapp and his work for John Uri Lloyd (a founder of the Lloyd Library) on Lloyd's book, Etidorhpa (an intriguing novel set in a hidden, underground world that is said to reveal secrets of the Masons). Henson's second project will center on the Lloyd's extensive alchemical collection, with an artistic outcome planned. Exhibition will be set for next Winter (2014).
- Melissa Morris, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University: Morris will be exploring the role tobacco, as a crop, played in encouraging European settlement of the Americas, as well as the culture developed around learning to cultivate the crop, which was more difficult than most imagine, and how that shared experience solidified communities beyond the economic impact. Her research is also in conjunction with completing a doctorate in History.
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Learning and Service Scholarships Available at the Lloyd Library and Museum
The Lloyd Library and Museum is pleased to announce the availability of a Learning and Service Scholarship. Graduate students in library science and graduate and senior level students in history are eligible. The award is $500 per term and requires 15 hours per month of service (for the duration of the term) during which time recipients will receive hands-on training and experience in areas of either library or archives practice and theory in a special library setting. To read more about this opportunity and how to apply, download this informational flyer.