Events Archive

Upcoming Library Events

Japan Student Association Winter Mass Meeting

The Japan Student Association (JSA) is a student-run cultural organization on campus with the goal of promoting Japanese culture and nurturing Japanese heritage in a spirit of solidarity and openness towards the campus community and beyond. The Winter Mass Meeting is the first event of the semester and where students inform new members about the organization and upcoming events.  JSA is open to students of any cultural or ethnic background. You do not need to know Japanese or anything about Japan.

Event Information

Date
01/25/2019
Time
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Open House

Make Your Own Cartoneras!


Image courtesy of Mayela Rodriguez

Inviting all Latinx students, faculty, and staff: express yourself, share your Latinx pride, and leave your mark on the University of Michigan! During this two-hour workshop you will learn all about the history of this Latin American publishing style, see examples of cartonera books from U-M Library’s collection, and make your very own cartoneras. The workshop is completely free and all materials will be provided. There will also be light refreshments. If you can’t make it to this workshop, keep a lookout for future cartonera workshops!  

Event Information

Date
01/29/2019
Time
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library PIE Space
Location Information
Event Type
Workshop

Coffee with the Curators: Written Culture of Christian Egypt

Shenoute of Atripe (ca. 348-465). Content: Canon 7. Acephalos work A13: 79: i.1-ii.32. Is Ecclesiastes Not Wise: 80: i.2-ii.33. Parchment, 1 leaf, 380 x 288 mm. Verso. Origin: White Monastery (Atripe, Egypt). 8th AD. Mich. Ms. 158. 14 b: White Monastery Codex YR 79/80

Join us to learn more about the exhibit Written Culture of Christian Egypt: Coptic Manuscripts from the University of Michigan Collection. Curators Evyn Kropf and Pablo Alvarez will give you a tour of this extraordinary exhibit. 

Event Information

Date
01/30/2019
Time
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Discussion

Migrant Narratives — World Cafe Conversation

We invite those from migrant backgrounds to share a meal and join a conversation about their lived experiences. Participate in facilitated, informal conversations around topics such as language, identity, and culture. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to this free event. Dinner will be provided. Registration is suggested but not required.

Event Information

Date
01/31/2019
Time
06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Discussion

"Over There" with the American Expeditionary Forces in France During the Great War

A current exhibit at the Clements Library aims to present the experiences of ordinary Americans who served in France as part of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during the First World War. Studying hundreds of letters written by soldiers, postcards, photographs, and other diverse materials, curator Louis Miller discovered some shared themes from these firsthand accounts to explore in the exhibition. In this lecture, Miller discusses some of the exceptional and heartbreaking stories found in the Clements’ archives, and presents an overview of the exhibit.

Event Information

Date
02/05/2019
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Clements Library Lecture
Event Type
Lecture

My Brothers Empowerment Series

My Brothers is a monthly dialogue series focused around the success and cross-cultural development of self-identified men of color at the University of Michigan. All U-M students, staff, and faculty are invited to this space.

Event Information

Date
02/08/2019
Time
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Talk

Café Shapiro Feb 11-12

Students, nominated by their instructors, have been invited to read their own poems and short stories to a peer audience. For many student writers, Café Shapiro is a first opportunity to read publicly from their creative work. For others, it provides a fresh audience, and the ability to experience the work of students they may not encounter in writing classes.

Event Information

Date
02/11/2019 to 02/12/2019
Time
February 12th - 12th, 2019
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Bert's Lounge (Lobby)
Location Information
Series
Café Shapiro
Event Type
Reading

Special Collections After Hours: Reading the Object

Tre lune watermark in Mich. Ms. 197, fragment from a Bohairic Coptic lectionary
 

Join us to explore the material properties of manuscripts. Our first encounters with manuscripts and other documents are typically taken up with reading, deciphering, and admiring their contents. Nevertheless, these documents are also physical objects with material properties that can be “read” along with the words and images they carry. Together these properties comprise a record of human efforts and intentions across time and space that inform us on how the document was produced, used, appreciated, and even refashioned.

Event Information

Date
02/12/2019
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Special Collections, 6th Floor
Location Information
Series
Special Collections After Hours
Event Type
Open House

Control and the Carceral State

This roundtable is part of the Carceral State Project, a year of dialogue about criminal justice, policing, imprisonment, inequality, and what we can do about it. 

Event Information

Date
02/13/2019
Time
05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Carceral state Project Symposium
Event Type
Panel Discussion

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Library Events are open to the public. If you have a disability and require an accommodation to attend or participate in an event, please notify the Event Contact at least two weeks in advance of the event.