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The Global Climate Crisis: Will International Cooperation be Effective?

US Government photo modifed and made available on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47422005@N04/5679642883

David G. Victor, professor at the School of International Relations and director of the Law and Regulation Laboratory at University of California, San Diego delivers the 2013 Harold Jacobson lecture, addressing the topic, "The Global Climate Crisis: Will International Cooperation be Effective?"

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Date & Time
October 24, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
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Event Type
Lecture

Author's Forum Presents: Anselm Kiefer

Cover artwork from Anselm Kiefer by Matthew Biro
Cover art from Anselm Kiefer by Matthew Biro

Matthew Biro, U-M professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and chair of the Department of the History of Art, reads from his book Anselm Kiefer, followed by discussion with Silke Weineck, U-M associate professor of German studies. Books sales are courtesy of Nicola's Books.

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Date & Time
December 4, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type
Discussion

Jim Ottaviani Reads From His New Graphic Novel About Primate Researchers

book cover of Primates, by Jim Ottaviani & Maris Wicks

Author and U-M Librarian Jim Ottaviani reads from his book Primates followed by discussion with John Mitani, the James N. Spuhler Collegiate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Anthropology. Book sales are courtesy of Vault of Midnight.

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Date & Time
November 13, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
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Discussion

Author's Forum Presents: The Cineaste

The Cineaste by A. Van Jordan

Associate Professor of English A. Van Jordan reads a short excerpt from his new collection of poetry, The Cineaste, followed by conversation with Professor of English Peter Ho Davies, and ending with audience Q & A. Book sale and signing courtesy of Literati Bookstore.

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Date & Time
October 30, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
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Event Type
Discussion

Author's Forum Presents: From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha

portion of bookcover from From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha

U-M Professor Donald Lopez reads a short excerpt from his new book, From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha, followed by conversation with Bill Zirinsky, owner of Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room, and ending with audience Q & A.

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Date & Time
October 9, 2013 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive

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A collection of American culinary history: cookbooks and other materials from the 16th through the 20th century

We are not just what we eat, but how we eat — not to mention when, where and with whom. Cookbooks, menus, advertisements, manuals of table etiquette and the like may not be written to preserve the history of everyday life, but that’s exactly what they do.

And this is what makes the library’s Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive so valuable. Containing more than 15,000 items, it paints a rich and unique portrait of American life over the centuries.

“On one level, the collection is about what people cooked and ate — but that’s just a doorway to explore how people saw themselves and their neighbors,” says collection curator JJ Jacobson.

Through the culinary archive one can explore changing attitudes towards diet and health, homemaking, commercial dining and the industrialization of food production. It also reveals historical ideas about race, class, and gender.

“This is the kind of history that’s not concerned so much with empires, kings and battles, but with where the wheat comes from, how the bread is made, how ethnic groups adopte each others recipes, and what their cultures tell women and men they should be like,” Jacobson adds.

And food continues to be an important part of our culture — contemporary discussions about organic produce, fast food, Atkins and other diet fads, concentrated feed lots, vending machines in schools and the merits of vegetarianism all stem from historical contexts chronicled in the archive.

The collection is shaped by the donation of a rich assemblage of cookbooks, menus, and other material collected over many years by Jan Longone, an adjunct curator in the U-M Special Collections Library, and her husband Dan.

Not so long ago, even the concept of American culinary history was met with skepticism.

“[Critics] said America had no cuisine or culinary history to speak of; all we ate were hamburgers,” Jan Longone wrote of attitudes at an Oxford University food symposium in the 1980s. Yet today the archive is recognized as a premier collection for the study of American culture as it relates to food and home life.

Writing in the Boston Globe, renowned chef James Beard called an exhibit of works from the collection “an unequaled feat of culinary scholarship.”

“Not all the cookbooks are good cookbooks, but they are all interesting and the authors, mainly women, were an amazing group who did a great deal to influence American history,” Beard wrote in the 1984 column.

And the collection has only continued to grow and evolve since then. Formerly held at U-M’s William L. Clements Library, it was transferred to the U-M Library in 2013 where its potential for teaching and scholarship can be fully realized.

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Last modified: 06/30/2014

Cuba: Shared Memories and Everyday Spaces

photo by Humberto Mayo, everyday spaces project in Cuba

Award-winning Cuban photographer Humberto Mayol presents a retrospective of thirty years of his work as a photographer who has sought to document shared memories and everyday spaces throughout the island of Cuba.

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Date & Time
September 26, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location
Gallery, Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type
Lecture

Author's Forum Presents: Girls I Know

Girls I Know by Douglas Trevor

The Author's Forum presents Girls I Know: A Conversation with Douglas Trevor and Eileen Pollack. U-M English professor Douglas Trevor reads from his recent book and then jumps into conversation with Professor of Writing Eileen Pollack, followed by audience Q&A.

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Date & Time
September 25, 2013 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

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