The University of Michigan class "Germany and the Black Diaspora," taught by Professor Kira Thurman, worked over the course of the Winter 2016 semester to create a map of Black Central Europe. Each student identified important figures, events or objects to research and create pins for; the pins were then combined into one, larger map. A central theme guided the class: "making the invisible visible."
Posts on April 2016
Watermark Wednesdays are back with Paschal Lamb motifs in watermarked papers from the Islamic Manuscripts Collection.
The exhibit Shakespeare on Page and Stage: A Celebration (Audubon Room, January 11-April 27, 2016) showcases both the textual and performance history of Shakespeare’s plays. This post looks at a particularly dramatic instance of Shakespeare forgery in the late eighteenth century. William Henry Ireland, the son of publisher and Shakespeare collector Samuel Ireland. Samuel and William Henry Ireland had a relationship that was strained at best, and as a young man, William Henry wished desperately...
The Duderstadt Center will begin summer hours on April 29, and the building will be closing from midnight to 7am over the summer.
This week we welcome CAPS and their Messages of Hope campaign on display on the digital screens. The intention of the campaign is to promote awareness about mental illness, exam time stress, and student suicide via inspirational messages spread throughout campus. CAPS will feature the physical Block M Messages of Hope Installation in the Shapiro Lobby, where students can write inspirational messages to each other on small wooden tiles, take a tile, leave a tile, hang them on the Block M, or...
A day like today, on April 22 , Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra died in Madrid four hundred years ago. To commemorate this date, I have revisited our collection of early editions of Cervantes's works, selecting for this post the eighteenth-century edition of Don Quixote that played a major role to canonize Cervantes as a global literary figure.
The AAEL's comics and graphic novels collection also includes scholarship about comics! This post introduces Drawn from the Classics, one of our recent additions to the collection: it's all about graphic adaptations of classic literature. If you're interested in adaptations, we've got everything from ancient epics to Victorian novels to World War II and more!
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