Monday, August 24, 2015

Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project Internship

Interested in book history? Catholic history? Intellectual history? There is an opportunity available for an undergraduate to join the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project (JLPP) team as an intern for the Fall 2015 semester.

The JLPP was founded in 2012 to research and reconstruct on a digital platform the holdings of the original library of St Ignatius College (founded in 1870 on the west side of Chicago, precursor to Loyola University Chicago today). The first phase was to recreate the earliest surviving library catalogue (c.1878) in an innovative virtual library system. The second phase was to track down books from the original library catalogue that survive in Loyola’s university libraries today. This fall we will be completing the second phase and launching the third phase, an investigation of the origins of these books, and the place of print more broadly, in nineteenth-century Europe and the United States.

Responsibilities include meeting with the JLPP team each week, working with historic books and manuscripts, writing occasional blog posts. Students can earn 3 credits and the Engaged Learning Credit for HIST 398, the History Undergraduate Internship, or possibly their department’s equivalent course for their work.

If interested, please email to Prof. Kyle Roberts ( as soon as possible with a brief explanation of your interest and to set up a time to talk. To get credit for HIST 398, a contract must be filed by Thursday (August 27th) afternoon.

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