February, 2019 Events

02/2019 Events

"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

Café Shapiro Feb 18, 19, 21

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
02/18/2019 to 02/21/2019
Time
February 19th - 21st, 2019
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library Bert's Lounge (Lobby)
Location Information
Series
Café Shapiro
Event Type
Reading

Karyn Temple Claggett, U.S. Register of Copyrights

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This is your chance to listen to and ask questions of Karyn Temple Claggett, Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office based in Washington, DC.

Event Information

Date
02/21/2019
Time
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Lecture

A Fine Romance: A cartographic stroll through the world's most romantic cities

From Paris and Rome to Marrakech and Jaipur to Hangzhou and Kyoto, the world is full of romantic cities. Join the Clark Library as we take a stroll through many of the world's most romantic cities. Wander the cobblestone streets of Florence and dance the Argentinian Tango in Buenos Aires, then sit by the shores of Lake Pichola and gaze at the illuminated Lake Palace in Udaipur, before taking a carriage ride through Quebec City.

Event Information

Date
02/21/2019
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

Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question: A conversation with Bénédicte Boisseron and Aliyah Khan

Bénédicte Boisseron (Afro-American and African studies) and Aliyah Khan (English, Afro-American and African studies) discuss Boisseron's new book "Afro-Dog," which investigates the relationship between race and the animal in the history and culture of the Americas and the black Atlantic, exposing a hegemonic system that compulsively links and opposes blackness and animality to measure the value of life. Their discussion will be followed by a Q&A.

Event Information

Date
02/21/2019
Time
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
Author's Forum
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Current Library Exhibits