The Latin American Library (LAL) offered a satellite summer course with Rare Book School (RBS), a leading educational institute for topics concerning old and rare books, manuscripts, and special collections, housed at the University of Virginia.
LAL librarians Hortensia Calvo, Christine Hernández, and Rachel Stein co-designed and taught the course, titled "Spanish American Textualities… (read more)
In this spring season of renewal, the Codex Tulane, or Códice Huamelulpan, has had a rebirth of its own. A mid-sixteenth century Mesoamerican painted manuscript on deer hide, the codex consists of inscriptions, pictorial and otherwise, likely used in court proceedings for land litigation. Recorded pictorially is a mythological origin scene to begin the document followed by the genealogies of… (read more)