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The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective

Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI

Thursday and Friday
3–4 November 2016

Nearly five decades have passed since the Arno River in Florence, Italy, flooded its banks on November 4, 1966, breaching the basements and first floors of museums, libraries, and private residences, and burying centuries of books, manuscripts, and works of art in muck and muddy water. The natural disaster of the Florence Flood galvanized a fledgling conservation community into action. In the intervening decades, successive generations of professionals have advanced the practice of conservation and preservation, imbuing the profession with a global view of the value of cultural heritage and fully embracing the technical details of materials science. The fields of library and archive preservation and conservation are committed to preventing future disasters while focusing on triage decision-making and cost-effective action in the face of continuing natural and human-made disasters.

Today, a flood of a different sort is sweeping across the land – a veritable deluge of digital data. Lessons learned from a half-century of conservation-treatment efforts could shed important light on the enduring values of the material world of books and works of art and help inform strategies for preservation in a digital environment.

The Flood in Florence, 1966: A Fifty-Year Retrospective symposium will focus on the transformative effects of this disaster on the preservation field, and in doing so examine the enduring lessons of a half-century of innovative materials research, professional practice, and education and training. The symposium will explore three deeply related aspects of preservation and conservation over the past fifty years: 1) the development of new knowledge through research and practice; 2) the cross-generational exchange of practice-based experimentation on care and treatment, ranging from salvage (triage), development of a phased approach to collections care, conservation of rare artifacts (treatment), and mitigation and prevention (security and environment); and 3) scholarship, synthesis, and knowledge transmission through formal and continuing education. The goals of the symposium are to deepen our understanding of advances in conservation practice and science, preservation strategies, and education and training, as well as to crystalize the most important lessons of these advances for the care and handling of digital resources.

Registration for the symposium is required. While there is no cost to attend, the number of participants we can accommodate is limited.

Accompanying the symposium are a film screening and an exhibit, both of which are free and open to the public.

Questions? Contact the Florence Flood Symposium Planning Committee

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Science as Art

For the Science Learning Center (SLC) 2016 Science As Art Contest, students submitted artwork that expresses scientific principles, concepts, ideas, processes, and/or structures. The artwork may be visual, literary, musical, video or performance-based.

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Date & Time
February 5, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Exhibit Opening

#WhoWillBeNext: A Discussion on the Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Elections

Faculty, students and community activists speak about the impact that race and ethnicity have on voting patterns and politics, including the upcoming American Presidential election.

Presented by the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and the NAACP-UM Chapter.

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Date & Time
January 14, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium
Event Type
Lecture

ScholarSpace

Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 206
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734)647-7406 (p)

Hours this week:

SundayClosed
Monday11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed

What is ScholarSpace?

ScholarSpace is a place to:

  • collaborate and connect with fellow students and faculty on digital and technology-enabled projects.

  • learn, discover, and explore new ideas, try new technologies, and test new applications of existing technologies for learning, teaching, and research.

  • discuss technology options and get hands on instruction.

  • integrate learning technologies into your curriculum.

We offer free 30-60 minute consultations.  Make an appointment, drop in, or email us

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Last modified: 09/20/2016

3rd Annual International Studies Horror Film Fest

Join us for our third annual International Studies horror film festival! Featuring four frightening foreign-language movies from around the world. 

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Date & Time
October 30, 2015 - 11:00am to 6:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Film

Comics, Graphic Medicine, and Creating Stigma Awareness

A panel will touch on and react to the portrayal of stigma, stereotypes, and bullying through the lens of Graphic Medicine (comics and graphic novels on health and healthcare topics), the classic comics (such as Marvel and DC Comics), as well as manga and independent comics. Panelists include:

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Date & Time
October 16, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
Investing in Ability
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Banned Books Week Pop-Up Library & Read In

Join us for our annual Banned Books Week event on the Diag! In effort to bring awareness to issues of censorship, we're hosting a pop-up library of children's and young adult books that have been banned or challenged in libraries and schools in the United States.

Event Information

Date & Time
October 1, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Front Steps (on the Diag)
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Event Type
Open House

Author's Forum Presents: Vox Popular, The Surprising Life of Language in the Media

The creative decisions behind voices in our favorite movies and TV shows—such as what accent or dialect to use—offer rich data for sociolinguistic study. Robin Queen, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Linguistics, English Languages and Literatures, and Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Anne Curzan, Arthur F.

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Date & Time
December 2, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Author's Forum Presents: From Bombay to Bollywood

In From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry, Aswin Punathambekar analyzes the transformation of the national film industry in Bombay into a transnational and multi-media cultural enterprise, which has come to be known as Bollywood.

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Date & Time
November 11, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
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Series
The Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

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