April 29 is the day of Greek poet Constantine Cavafy's birth (1836) AND death (1933). In celebration of his life and work we will host an "open mike" event in which faculty, students, artists, and community members are invited to offer readings from testimonies of the poet.
Tim Wendel, writer in residence at Johns Hopkins University, discusses Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball, and America, Forever. This 2013 Michigan Notable Book recounts a time marked by assassinations and political protests and a baseball season that rallied the people of riot-torn Detroit and captivated a divided n
Christopher Achen, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences, Princeton University, gives the 2013 Miller Converse Lecture.
In her book Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century Dr. Dorothy Roberts argues that America is once again at the brink of a virulent outbreak of classifying population by race.
Jerome Rothenberg reads from A Cruel Nirvana, which is a collection of his previously published poetry. Join us for a little poetry...and pizza!
This exhibit draws on the riches of the University of Michigan’s Robert Altman archive, including examples of his novel approach to overlapping dialogue, his exploration of movie genres, his use of ensemble casts, and how audiences and critics viewed his work.
An exhibit featuring books and broadsides printed over the last 25 years by artist Lynne Avadenka at her one-woman press, Land Marks Press. Her work demonstrates great skill in merging the visual and textual in small-press runs using fine paper, binding, and printing.
Join us for the opening reception of the 18th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners. Formerly incarcerated artists who have now re-entered into the community will speak about what the show means to those in prison.
In connection to the University’s theme semester on Race, this year’s exhibition gave artists the opportunity to submit work relating to Race. The curators asked artists how they respond to challenges about one’s race, either individually or collectively.
What is the future of books, texts, fonts and archives in this brave new digital world? This panel discussion includes Institute for the Humanitites Visiting Artist Lynne Avadenka, Paul Conway from the School of Information, Cathleen A.