Vassar College Digital Library

Institutional Repository

Vassar College's institutional repository reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to many collections, including a variety of senior theses and projects from disciplines ranging from American Culture to Urban Studies. 

In early 2022 Vassar College Libraries moved the institutional repository from Digital Window to the Vassar College Digital Library. This new method of access is a work in progress and will be officially launched in June 2022. The original Digital Window will remain accessible through July 1, 2022. 

Sustainable Agriculture in Ancient Rome

Publication Date
2011-January-01
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Sustainable agriculture discourse describes agricultural practices and techniques used to maintain land fertility.  At its broadest definition, sustainable agriculture aims to make land hospitable to cultivated crops for an indefinite amount of time.  The discourse itself has only arisen in...

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Virgil's Bumpkins: An examination of rural idealization and denigration in Virgil's Georgics and 21st-century American culture

Publication Date
2021-January-01
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Vergil's Georgics has been known throughout history as a didactic, "how to" guide on farming. However, as scholarship has progressed, the Georgics is now seen less as a guide on farming and more as a "self-insert" farming fantasy for the...

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