Are you a fan of Game of Thrones? Then this is one exhibit you won’t want to miss!
On display in the Health Sciences Library Reference area on the first floor, the exhibit revolves around the theme of historical medical practices within George RR Martin and HBO’s Game of Thrones world. The four panels on Maesters, Diseases, Medicines, and Poisons bridge the gap between how medical personnel and medicines are used in this fictional world versus their actual use in history.The exhibit was curated by Eugenia Liu, Jackie Coffey Scott, Pat Melfi, and Jesse Bellini, all Graduate Student Reference Assistants at the library who are enrolled in the University at Buffalo’s Department of Library and Information Studies. This undertaking offered the students first-hand experience with the research, material selection and the installation of a sizeable exhibit, a task that’s not always as simple as it appears. With the assistance of several staff members Eugenia, Jackie, Pat and Jesse did a fantastic job of bringing these four topics in Game of Thrones to life!