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.
Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor
American Culture Department, University of Michigan
Professor Nakamura will address the idea that the best strategy for stigmatized players to avoid harassment while playing games is to create habitable spaces for themselves by displays of superior skill, by proving their worth by dominating other players—in other words by using procedural meritocracy—and how this is problematic in an environment that does not offer a level playing field to women and people of color.
Music with Dance is the culmination of a year-long series of recitals performed by Erika Boysen (D.M.A. candidate, Flute Performance) dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations across the musical, literary, visual, media, and choreographic arts. This final recital features music with media-based arts and dance; commissioned choreography, original video art, and lighting design combine to provide multiple entry points into the musical landscape.
Calling all artists and enthusiasts! Join us to learn some useful animation tricks. The focus for this workshop is ZBrush, a tool for quickly creating 2D and 3D models.
The Michigan Animation Club is offering a series of mini-workshops to introduce interested students, from any background, to some of the simple concepts surrounding animation production.
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Duderstadt Duderstadt Center, Vis Lab 1 (Room 1401)
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.
Wayne and Margaret Kramer from Jail Guitar Doors USA talk about how prisoners provided with the musical tools to create songs of their own can achieve a positive change of attitude that can initiate the work necessary to successfully return to life outside prison walls.
Allow time to view the 20th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners.
The Engaged Pedagogy Initiative Symposium (EPI) is a culmination of the year-long program that supported graduate fellows from multiple disciplines as they designed community-based courses. The Fellows will present on a variety of topics that highlight key learnings and the ways they integrate theory and practice.The EPI Fellows present from 1:00-4:30 in Rackham Common Room-Lower Level West:
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.
Sola brings together six women choreographer/performers from across the U.S. to perform original works in five cities in 2014-15. As a creative enterprise launched by and for women dance artists, it confronts the limitations that exist for professional women working in the field of contemporary dance and academia.
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!
To see available jobs and complete an application, please visit the Library Student Job page.