April, 2018 Events

04/2018 Events

Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-determination

Herb Boyd — journalist, activist, teacher, and author or editor of 23 books — talks about his latest publication, a Great Michigan Read book, Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-determination. The book looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit – a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city’s past, present, and future and its significance to the African-American legacy and the nation’s fabric.

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Date
04/06/2018
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Talk

Art and Gaming Symposium 2018

The Art & Gaming Symposium will bring together academics, game makers, and game players to discuss the role of art in gaming. How is art reflected in games? How does one create art through games? How do we view games as art? These questions will be explored through speakers, panels and discussion in a one-day symposium on Saturday, April 7, 2018, on the campus of the University of Michigan & the Ann Arbor District Library. There is no charge for attendance but registration is required; Registration is now full. Thank you for your interest!

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Date
04/07/2018
Time
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Gallery 100
Event Type
Symposium

Exhibit Opening: Seven Fantasy Classics for Children

Shows little mermaid rescuing drowning prince on cover of book.

Andersen, H. C The Little Sea Maid. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1883. From the Janice Dohm Collection. 

Join us at this informal gathering to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit Seven Fantasy Classics for Children. This exhibit showcases varying versions of classic children’s stories curated by Lisa Makman’s English 313 course, Children’s Literature and the Invention of Modern Childhood. This exhibit opening offers an opportunity to chat with student curators and browse the exhibit.

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Date
04/10/2018
Time
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Exhibit Opening

Stuck Between a FADGI and a METAMORFOZE: Making Sense of Digitization Standards

University of Michigan School of Information Associate Professor Paul Conway reviews the state of national and international standards that influence the shape of a digitization product. He emphasizes the important contributions that image science is making to new digitization guidelines and highlights ways that archivists and librarians can make use of metrics and measurement in helping develop high-quality results.  

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Date
04/12/2018
Time
01:30 PM to 02:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Lecture

Exhibit Opening: Sensorial Formats

Join us for the opening reception celebrating the exhibit Sensorial Formats. Sensorial Formats is an open format exhibit that queries the possibilities of ethnographic production through varied sensory mediums. The exhibit was curated by Making Sensory Ethnography, a student-led collective at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Date
04/16/2018
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Exhibit Opening

The Pioneer Americanists

Join J. Kevin Graffagnino, Clements Library director and curator of the exhibit currently on display in the Clements Library, as he examines early book collecting practices of 16 noteworthy specialists who created and nurtured the Americana field from the late seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Register here.

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Date
04/17/2018
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Clements Library Lectures
Event Type
Lecture

The Art of Maps

Join us for the last Third Thursday of the 2017-2018 school year as we celebrate maps as art. Maps can be much more than geographic tools, telling us how to get somewhere. Instead, more often than not they become artwork themselves. Come and explore the Clark Library’s collection of artistic maps. We will feature Elaine Wilson’s paintings from Charting the Wolverine, “Europe as a Woman” from Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia, and much more. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” — Thomas Merton

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Date
04/19/2018
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Clark Library, 2nd Floor
Location Information
Series
Third Thursday in the Clark Library
Event Type
Open House

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Join us for a lecture and book signing by Dr. James Forman, Yale University Law School, who will speak about his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. Dr. Forman's work is relevant to those engaged in studying the United States criminal justice system and the crisis of mass incarceration. Sponsored by the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS), the History Department, and the University of Michigan Law School.

Event Information

Date
04/19/2018
Time
04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Talk

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