Scholars Commons Exhibits
Exhibits at the Scholars Commons @PCL provide an excellent opportunity for the Libraries to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, especially with graduate students, faculty members and others in the University community. Exhibits have a permanent presence in our online repository, Texas ScholarWorks.
The goals of the Exhibits in the Scholars Commons @PCL are to:
- Promote the diverse holdings and scholarly value of specific Library collections
- Promote the role of the Libraries, its collections, resources, services, and staff as central to the research and teaching programs of the University
- Encourage individuals from the University community to collaborate with the Libraries to showcase research and scholarship
- Support university events, programs, symposia, activities, and accomplishments
If you have an exhibit to suggest for the Scholars Commons @PCL, please take a look at our in-depth Exhibits Guidelines before you fill out our Exhibit Proposal Form. You will be contacted by the Exhibits Advisory Committee, but you may email us with questions.
Current exhibits in the Scholars Commons:
Lone Star ImPRESSions: A History of Small Press in Texas
This exhibit offers a glimpse into the history of Texas small press in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Each of the exhibit items selected are examples of work produced by a small press, a work from an author or poet of Texas, or memorabilia from the small press owners themselves. These items come together to form a narrative that examines the community formed by the creative forces in Texas. Just like small presses outside of the state, small presses in Texas aspire to tell the stories of those who would otherwise go unheard. The creativity, the desire to produce original work, and a collaborative spirit are what keep small presses thriving in Texas. The poets and presses may begin from grassroots, but the work and talent continues to garner attention on a national scale.
Research as Art: An exhibition of images and stories from the UK Research as Art awards will be on display beginning the 27th April 2016. The exhibition is showcased annually at the prestigious Royal Institution in London - home to Michael Faraday’s laboratory. This will be first time the exhibition has toured to an international audience outside of the UK. Research as Art, a project founded at one of our Strategic Partner institutions, Swansea University in the UK, is the only initiative of its kind, open to researchers from all subjects, and with an emphasis on telling the research story, as well as composing a striking image. Competition founder Dr Richard Johnston, Associate Professor in materials science at Swansea University, said: “Research as Art is an opportunity for researchers to reveal their personal story, their humanity, their inspiration, and emotion. It can also be a way of presenting their research process, and what it means to be a researcher; fostering dialogue, and dissolving barriers between universities and the wider world.
Past Exhibits in the Scholars Commons @PCL have a presence in our institutional repository, Texas ScholarWorks