Events Archive

Upcoming Hatcher Graduate Library Events

The Years: Reflections on a Life in Letters

Nicholas Delbanco, recently retired from U-M, talks about his two most recent books, The Years (2015) and Dear Wizard (UM Press, 2014), and his lengthy and illustrious career as a prolific author and award-winning teacher and mentor. He shares tales of the writer's life, how and why he writes, and offers insight into his recent publications.

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Date
03/30/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Making Callaloo in Detroit: A Conversation with Lolita Hernandez and Laura Thomas

Author Lolita Hernandez reads from her new collection of stories, Making Callaloo in Detroit, and is then joined in conversation by Laura Thomas. The daughter of parents from Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent, Lolita Hernandez gained a unique perspective on growing up in Detroit. In Making Callaloo in Detroit she weaves her memories of food, language, music, and family into twelve stories of outsiders looking at a strange world, wondering how to fit in, and making it through in their own way. Book sales provided by the Michigan Union Barnes & Noble.

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Date
03/31/2015
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Crossing the Gulf: Cuba, Louisiana, and the Diaspora of Saint-Domingue/Haiti

Rebecca Scott, U-M Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law and co-author of Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation, explores the itinerary of one woman – Adélaïde Métayer/Durand – whose journey in the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution illuminates the thin line between slavery and freedom. As she moved from one jurisdiction to another, Adélaïde’s status crossed and re-crossed that thin line, amidst great dangers for the children whose status was contingent upon hers.

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Date
04/02/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Clements Library Lecture Series
Event Type
Lecture

Archiving the Digital Ephemeral: Social Movements, Community Groups, Artists, and Web-based Content

Howard Besser, Director of Moving Image Archiving & Preservation at New York University and Professor Emeritus of Information Studies at UCLA, discusses issues and challenges around archiving ephemeral content such as flyers, leaflets, artist drafts, schedules, and photographs, which lie at the heart of how scholars have studied social movements, community groups, and artists. 

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Date
04/06/2015
Time
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Emergent Research Series
Event Type
Lecture

Merce Cunningham's Diaries: A Conversation with Laura Kuhn and Peter Sparling

Writer, director and performer Laura Kuhn talks with Peter Sparling, U-M dance professor, about the diaries of the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Cunningham kept a daily diary, both personal and chronicling the doings of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, from the early 1970s until he died in 2009.   The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, the University of Michigan Library, and the Ann Arbor Book Festival.

Event Information

Date
04/08/2015
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Library Job Fair for Students

The library offers flexible work schedules in multiple locations and has a variety of work-study and non-work-study positions available for Spring/Summer and Fall 2015. Gain valuable experience and skills working in a friendly, multicultural environment. Stop by to find out more!

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Date
04/10/2015
Time
12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Open House

The Body in the Library: Lord Lansdowne and his Nursery for Reform

David Hancock

David Hancock, U-M professor of history, talks about the important private collection of books and manuscripts assembled by William Petty-Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and 1st Marquis of Lansdowne (1737-1805), Britain’s first Irish-born prime minister, and housed at his palace in London. He examines the design, decoration and furnishing of a space to house them in, their acquisition, use and disposition between 1761 and 1805, and the tastes and thoughts they reflected.

Event Information

Date
04/14/2015
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Clements Library Lecture Series
Event Type
Lecture

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