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Caravana 43: State Violence in Mexico

Date: 
April 11, 2015
Running Time: 
72:00

On September 26, 2014, 43 students from a rural teacher training school were disappeared by the Mexican State. Their parents and classmates took up the fight to demand that they be returned alive. Parents and student survivors share their stories and struggle for justice.
This event is in Spanish with English translation. 

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

Series: 
Authors' Forum
Date: 
April 8, 2015
Running Time: 
67:20

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.

 

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

Date: 
April 6, 2015
Running Time: 
82:20

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, com

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

Date: 
April 2, 2015
Running Time: 
81:00

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.
Despite its famous storms, the Gulf of Mexico has often served as a pathway for the exchange of people and ideas among the colonies and nations on its shores, including the idea that persons could not be held as property, and that all persons are entitled to the protection of the law.

 

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Students with Disabilities: Second Annual SpeakABLE Event

Date: 
April 1, 2015
Running Time: 
73:08

The SSD Student Advisory Board sponsors its second annual student speech event, speakABLE, for disability awareness on campus. Second annual Speakable event with presentations from students of the University of Michigan. Presenters on hand include: Erin Donahue, Zach Zert, Jacob Rainey, Carly Halbfinger, Abbie Simone, Ryan Bartholomew, Paige Mittenthal, Drew Clayborn and Lloyd Shelton.

 

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Authors' Forum: Making Callaloo in Detroit - A Conversation with Lolita Hernandez and Laura Thomas

Series: 
Authors' Forum
Date: 
March 31, 2015
Running Time: 
74:40

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.

 

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Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners Meeting

Date: 
March 27, 2015
Running Time: 
64:8

9:15 AM-10:00 AM: Lightning Talks

. Recovery and Reuse of Legacy Digitization Data - Brian Wilson, The Henry Ford
. Digital materials at a Small Institutions - Megan O’Neill Kudzia, Albion College
. Digital Holland, Michigan Project - Geoff Reynolds, The Joint Archives of Holland
. Legacy Finding Aid Import into ArchivesSpace - Dallas Pillen, Bentley Historical Library
. MSU Special Collections Migration to ArchivesSpace - Nicole Smeltekop, MSU Libraries
. New Detroit Video Collection- Nathan Kelber, Detroit Historical Society
. Working with obsolete digital media: the case of the Robert Altman collection- Anthea Josias,
University of Michigan Library
. Preservica at GVSU - Annie Benefiel, Grand Valley State University
. Preservation Self-Assessment Program and Other Tools - Ryan Edge, MSU Libraries

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Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners Meeting (second half, morning sessions)

Date: 
March 27, 2015
Running Time: 
50:53

10:45 AM-11:30 AM: Host Presentation

. Update on ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration project
. Implementing Aeon special collections software at the Bentley Historical Library
. Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze (upcoming symposium at the University of Michigan)

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Authors' Forum: Mahmoud Darwish, The Poet’s Art and His Nation

Series: 
Authors' Forum
Date: 
March 25, 2015
Running Time: 
80:40

Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation A conversation with author and U-M Associate Professor Khaled Mattawa and U-M Professor Anton Shammas about Mattawa's recent book, Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet's Art and His Nation.

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Symposium: Art and the State

Date: 
March 24, 2015
Running Time: 
114:00

Symposium Participants include: Marina Grzinic is a theorist and artist from Ljubljana. She is one of the major contemporary theoretical and critical figures in Central and East European culture. She is professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the Scientific and Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. She publishes extensively, lectures worldwide, and has been involved in video art since 1982. Michail Ryklin is one of the leading contemporary Russian philosophers. Currently he is a senior fellow at the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata at the University of Cologne, professor emeritus at Humboldt University, and a senior fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences. Ryklin is the author of multiple books, most recently, Book about Anna (2014), devoted to his late wife Anna Alchuk. Alchuk was one of the artists, writers and curators charged with “religious intolerance” for being part of an exhibition in Moscow in 2003. Sreten Ugricic is a philosopher, librarian, and the author of nine books, whose prose has been selected in several anthologies of contemporary Serbian literature. In January 2012, he was dismissed from his position as the director of the National Library of Serbia, which he held for eleven years, after publicly supporting freedom of speech and reading. He was accused of terrorism and forced by a political threat to leave the country and live abroad. He is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Jasmina Tumbas is assistant professor of performance studies in the Department of Visual Studies at SUNY Buffalo. Tumbas completed her doctoral degree in art history and visual studies at Duke University in 2013. Her teaching and research fields focus on modern and contemporary art and theory, histories and theories of performance, body and conceptual art, art and activism, politics of contemporary visual culture, and critical theory. Organizers Irina Aristarkhova, associate professor of art and design, history of art, and women’s studies, U-M; Tatjana Aleksic, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature, U-M. This event is part of the series, "Material Culture and Social Change in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia." What is the role of material culture in defining national identity in everyday practices and in solidifying or fostering resistance to the state’s control of that definition? From home décor, housing projects, clothing, broken stones, graffiti, or visual arts, participants in this series highlight the importance of objects and “things” in the making of social life and politics and their transformation. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies; Avant-Garde Interest Group; Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies

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