Humanities + Engineering @ Union

Humanities + Engineering @ Union

The Humanities + Engineering @ Union exhibit in Schaffer Library at Union College celebrates the long tradition at Union of offering innovative approaches to the Humanities and Engineering disciplines – both separately and together. Materials from Union’s 219-year history as well as its current programs and resources are featured throughout.

The exhibit is being offered in conjunction with the THAT Camp “Humanities+Engineering” being held at the College September 26-27, 2013. THAT (The Humanties and Technology) Camps are informal “unconferences” that bring together humanists and technologists of all skill levels to exchange practical ideas for teaching, researching, and learning. More information about Union’s THAT Camp can be found online at humeng2013.thatcamp.org.

The exhibit showcases traditions and innovations that combine Humanities and Engineering perspectives in Union’s curriculum, student and faculty research, campus structures, and co-curricular and student activities. Also on display are treasures from Union’s Permanent and Special Collections including several rare Olivier Models (19th century teaching tools for engineering that echo forms in modern sculpture) and plates from Union’s copy of John James Audubon’s Birds of America (purchased directly from the artist himself, and displayed with background information about how Audubon “engineered” both image and story).

The exhibit runs through September 30 and is available during all of the library’s open hours.