Panelists include: Melissa Levine, U-M Library's lead copyright officer, Jack Bernard, U-M associate general counsel, and Brian Knappenberger, who wrote, directed, and produced The Internet's Own Boy. Knappenberg's film chronicles the story of Aaron Swartz, the information-access activist and Internet prodigy who was targeted by the FBI in a high-profile criminal case involving JSTOR and MIT prior to his suicide. The panel discusses the Swartz case and its relevance to libraries and information, both in general and here at the University of Michigan.
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Joseph A. Labadie Collection posters are now available online so they can be used for research by anyone. Julie Herrada, curator of the Labadie Collection, describes the digitization process from beginning to end, including early failed attempts, a formal conservation assessment, metadata creation by an amateur, copyright skirmishes, and more. The Labadie Collection contains a wide range of topics and formats including books, pamphlets, photographs, buttons, archives, posters, and ephemera on social protest movements from the 19th century to the present. There are over 2,000 posters in the collection ranging in date from 1900 to 2015 on topics including anarchism; labor and the working class; socialism; environmental, anti-colonialist and anti-war movements; feminism and LGBTQ; youth and student protests. Some are rare, some iconic. The posters’ size and fragility make them difficult not only to store properly, but also to catalog and provide access to users.
Dublin native James Curry, history and digital humanities doctoral scholar at the National University of Ireland Galway, gives an introduction to the Jack Carney papers held in the Joseph A. Labadie Collection of the Special Collections Library. Carney was a left-wing journalist who edited or wrote for various labor, socialist and communist newspapers in Ireland, Britain and America during the decades prior to his death in London in 1956.
The Jack Carney papers were donated to the Joseph A. Labadie Collection by Virginia Hyvarinen. Named for Detroit labor organizer and anarchist Joseph Antoine Labadie (1850-1933), the Labadie Collection documents the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present.
Charles F. Burant presents the Emergent Research lecture for April. Dr. Burant's clinical interests are in the area of metabolic syndromes and management of Type II Diabetes. His research laboratory investigates the mechanisms of insulin resistance and utilizes animal models of diabetes to identify pathways important in understanding diabetes progression. His lab also studies adult pancreatic progenitor cells and how they might be used to generate new insulin secreting beta-cells.
Burant is the Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism, Professor of Internal Medicine, and Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan.
South Korea’s vaunted path to democratizationwound through the city of Kwangju, where the blood of civilians massacred by the military bathed the streets in May of 1980. As a turning point in the history of the country’s struggle for democracy, Kwangju has been variously commemorated and contested in the shifting tides of Korean politics ever since. Approaching the thirty-fifth anniversary of the momentous event, acclaimed Korean writers LIM Chul-Woo and HAN Kang engage in a rare cross-generational conversation about the writer’s craft in the age of state terror, and ruminate on the meanings of Kwangju past and present after reading from their works of fiction, The Red Room (1988), and The Boy (2014).
Host Department: Nam Center for Korean Studies
The University of Michigan Library and the Clements Library celebrate the acquisition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America with a viewing and panel discussion.
Panelists include: J. Kevin Graffagnino, Director, William L. Clements LibraryMartha Conway, Director, Special Collections LibraryCathleen Baker, Conservation Librarian, University LibraryClayton Lewis, Curator of Graphics, Clements Library [moderator]
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.
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.
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
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.