Otto F. Ege Symposium in September 2023

“The Life, Legacy and Legend of Otto F. Ege: A Symposium”

When: Friday, 8 September 2023, 9am to 4pm
Where: Hollings Special Collections Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia

***Due to limited space, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED before 15 August***

The University of South Carolina is pleased to invite students, librarians, and academics to a one-day symposium on the “Life, Legacy and Legend of Otto F. Ege.” This free event will take place on 8 September 2023 in our state-of-the-art Hollings Special Collections Library, located on the Columbia campus.

Four leading Ege scholars will make presentations on a range of innovative subject-matter: Scott Gwara (University of South Carolina), Eric J. Johnson (Ohio State University), Lisa Fagin Davis (Medieval Academy of America) and Elizabeth Hebbard (Indiana University).

In addition to this program, Scott Gwara and Kristin Harrell will introduce the Otto F. Ege Digital Archive, a comprehensive resource on Ege’s life, business and private library. This website will showcase newly digitized photographs, letters, dealer catalogues, academic publications, newspaper articles, scrapbook ephemera and digital images of manuscripts from a host of collections, include those of Ege’s heirs, Yale’s Beinecke Library and the Lima Public Library.

The event will include an exhibition of Ege manuscripts, original photographs and facsimile correspondence.

Because of limited seating, registration is required before 15 August. To register, or for further information, please email Kristin Harrell, project manager of the Otto F. Ege Digital Archive, at

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