Alexandra Wingate (HISP ’18) attends the London Rare Books School

Alexandra worked with a 1616 copy of the Historia General del Perú (second part of the Comentarios Reales), by Andean mestizo chronicler Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

Alex worked with a copy of the Historia General del Perú (second part of the Comentarios Reales), by Andean mestizo chronicler Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

After participating in the W&M Summer program in Santiago de Compostela and the Camino de Santiago, Alex Wingate (’18), a Hispanic Studies and Linguistics double major, enjoyed the truly unique and amazing opportunity of attending the London Rare Books School, at the University of London. During the two-week experience, Alex attended two classes: “Introduction to Bibliography,” and “Provenance in Books.” For one of her assignments, Alex worked on a bibliographical description of a copy of the second part of the Comentarios reales by Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.

To read the full description of Alex’s experience with the LRBS, click here.

In November 2015, Alex and James Sylvester (HISP ’17) did archival research under the guidance of Prof. George Greenia at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. Under the mentorship of Prof. Lu Ann Homza, and as part of her class on Early Modern Spain, Alex did archival work in Pamplona during the Spring of 2016. An aspiring rare book librarian, Alex is currently an undergraduate Teaching Assistant with the Hispanic Studies program, and works at Special Collections, Swem Library.

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