This gallery contains images of So Short a Lease: Early Reflections on the Human Timeline. J.T. Fraser, founder of the International Society for the Study of Time, spent a lifetime exploring the human experience of time. His reflection that “man is … a desiring, suffering, death-conscious and hence, a time conscious creature” provided inspiration for the Fall 2016 Semester’s gallery exhibition within the Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library.
The exhibition examined images and texts that engaged readers in early modern Europe, illuminating how people viewed time in relation to life, death, and faith. On display were works by Shakespeare, Milton, and Thomas More. Illustrations showcase the artistry of Romeyn de Hooghe, Otto van Veen and Hans Holbein the Younger. Alongside these early works the exhibition acknowledged the contributions of J.T. Fraser to the advancement of scholarly dialogue related to all aspects of time, featuring materials from the J. T. Fraser Personal Papers and Collection of International Society for the Study of Time Records.
This exhibition was part of the Bellarmine Forum’s program reflecting upon “The Values of Time.” It was curated by graduate student Mayra Cortez through an internship program collaboratively developed between the Department of English and the Department of Archives and Special Collections.
The exhibition was on display from August 18 through December 16 in the William H. Hannon Library’s Terrance L. Mahan, S.J. Archives and Special Collections gallery (3rd floor).