Crime and Punishment at 150 includes two exhibits, both hosted by libraries and highlighting items in the library collection.

At the Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, the exhibit “Crime and Punishment at 150: Global Contexts” celebrates works that transpose, adapt, or reinterpret Dostoevsky’s novel. The exhibit is sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Petro Jacyk Central and East European Resource Centre, and it is curated by professor Kate Holland and PhD candidate Barnabas Kirk with assistance from Slavic librarian Ksenya Kiebuzinski. The full exhibit launched the first week of October and will be open for the rest of fall 2016. An online exhibit guide is available here.

ulfeaturecp150At the Cambridge University Library, the exhibit “Crime and Punishment at 150″ explores the context of Dostoevsky’s novel through objects from the library’s collection. The exhibit was written as a collaboration between Mel Bach, the UL’s Slavonic specialist, Katherine Bowers, a professor at the University of British Columbia, and students from Dr Bowers’s spring 2016 RUSS 412 “Dostoevsky in Translation” class, and is made possible by support from the Cambridge University Library and the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies at the UBC. The exhibit is available online: https://exhibitions.lib.cam.ac.uk/crimeandpunishment/, and a small physical exhibit can also be visited in the entrance hall exhibition cases at the UL from 10 Oct – 11 Nov 2016.

Both exhibits are part of the larger SSHRC-funded project “Crime and Punishment at 150,” which celebrates the 150th anniversary of Dostoevsky’s novel throughout 2016.

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