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The Blanket Truth: Stories of Smallpox in Early American Indian History

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Benjamin Hawkins trading with Creeks at trading post in Florida, c. 1790, U-M History of Art Department Visual Resources Collection, public domain

Were smallpox blankets a weapon of war? How did Indians and settlers tie smallpox to the battlefield? Greg Dowd looks for the truth about smallpox in early American history.

Event Information

Date & Time
March 18, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Emergent Research Series: The Library and MCubed

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Librarians involved in a wide range of MCubed projects discuss their experiences, including their involvement and methods for forming a cube and their work on specific projects.

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Date & Time
April 28, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

A Place of One’s Own: Exploring America’s South Asian Diaspora

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Students at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1892. Courtesy of Drexel University Archives & Special Collections.

Drawing material from the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), this exhibit explores signal events, processes, individuals, and institutions that constitute South Asian American history and diaspora--from the congealing of migration channels and emergence of community life in the early twentieth century, to the community’s contemporary pre

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Dates
March 24th through April 21st
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Exhibit

Coming Out Swiss: In Search of Heidi, Chocolate and My Other Self

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Coming Out Swiss bookcover, University of Wisconsin Press

Anne Hermann is working on a book about Switzerland — a work of creative non-fiction that engages with questions of citizenship, cultural production and belonging, and the politics of language within a changing Europe.

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Date & Time
April 9, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

Author's Forum: The Imperative of Integration

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Detail of bookcover, The Imperative of Integration, Princeton University Press

Elizabeth Anderson, John Rawls Collegiate Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at U-M, reads from her recent book, The Imperative of Integration, which exposes the profoundly detrimental effects that continued segregation has had on our society.

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Date & Time
March 19, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Panel Discussion

Third Year Memorial of the Great East Japan Earthquake

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Japanese coastal town of Otsuchi days after the earthquake; Al Jazeera English via Flickr; BY-SA 2.0

Michigander Paul Fales shares his experience in Japan when it was ravaged by a huge tsunami, earthquake, and Fukushima nuclear accident three years ago. Fales was serving as an English teacher when the earthquake and tsunami hit the city, Kesennuma, where he was stationed. He was found by CNN a few days after the disaster.

Event Information

Date & Time
March 11, 2014 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

Author's Forum: Darktown Follies

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Darktown Follies bookcover; Tupelo Press

Amaud Jamaul Johnson reads from Darktown Follies, his daring and surprising new collection of poems that respond to Black Vaudeville, specifically the personal and professional challenges African American variety performers faced in the early twentieth century.

Event Information

Date & Time
February 21, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Reading

Beautiful Books, Subversive Ideas

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Handmade bookcover, courtesy of Ediciones Vigía

Cuban book artist Rolando Estévez, speaking Spanish with simultaneous English translation, talks about the role of handmade books in Cuba and in the world today.

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Date & Time
March 14, 2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Lecture

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