Events

01/2018 Events

Conference | Mapping Austen’s World: Movement and Journeys in the 19th Century

Map or the World from Austen's time.

Carington Bowles. Bowles’s New Four-Sheet Map of the World on Mercator’s Projection: Exhibiting the Several Quarters of the Globe Divided into their Respective Empires, Kingdoms, States, &c....London: Bowles & Carver, 1807. The Clark Map Library.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, and in conjunction with the exhibit The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet, the Nineteenth-Century Forum and the University of Michigan Library are excited to offer this one-day interdisciplinary conference exploring movement, mapping, and margins within the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Date
01/19/2018
Time
08:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Event Type
Symposium

Jane Austen-Inspired Embroidery

Join us for an evening of embroidery and Austen! There will be a short presentation on needlework in the Austen era and a demonstration of embroidery styles and stitches. Each attendee will create their own needlework keepsake—a personalized, monogrammed handkerchief—with plenty of guidance to get those stitches started. This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Event Information

Date
01/23/2018
Time
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Ann Arbor District Library - Downtown Secret Lab
Series
Austen Bicentennial Events
Event Type
Workshop

One Librarian, One Reference: Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

outline of an owl with a computer mouse hanging from his beak
Help make Wikipedia more reliable. We invite librarians and lovers of libraries to come and learn how simple it is to add citations to Wikipedia — even if you've never edited Wikipedia before! Please register a Wikipedia account prior to attending and bring your own device. Join us on Tuesday, January 23 and/or Tuesday, January 30, 7:00pm-8:30pm, in the PIE Space of the Shapiro Design Lab (first floor Shapiro Library).

Event Information

Date
01/23/2018 to 01/31/2018
Time
Repeats every week until Wed Jan 31 2018 .
07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library PIE Space, Design Lab, 1st Floor
Location Information
Event Type
Workshop

Author’s Forum: How to Read African-American Literature

U-M Professors Aida Levy-Hussen (English) and Victor Mendoza (English, women’s studies) discuss Levy-Hussen’s new book How to Read African-American Literature.

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Date
01/24/2018
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

Shhh...It Might Get Loud

Join us for an afternoon of creative conversation and collaboration as we reimagine library spaces in the third century! This event is free, but please register. Light refreshments.

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Date
01/25/2018
Time
04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Location
Shapiro Undergraduate Library 1st Floor Design Lab
Location Information
Event Type
Discussion

Rescuing Endangered Government Information: Where Are We After One Year?

Join us to find out how the disappearance of government information impacts what we do. Many U.S. government agencies, among them the US EPA, provide critical information that many of us use in our daily work. However, these government sources risk disappearing.

Event Information

Date
01/26/2018
Time
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Location
Room R1210, Ross School of Business
Event Type
Lecture

Exhibit Tour: The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet

"Ball Dress" and "Promenade Dresses," Ackermann's Repository (Jul - Dec 1810). Series 1, vol. 4. On loan from the private collection of Dr. James Ravin

Curators Juli McLoone and Sigrid Cordell give a tour of the exhibit The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet. Marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the exhibit showcases significant early editions of Austen’s works alongside materials revealing the historical milieu in which she and her characters lived. Free, but  please sign up.

Event Information

Date
01/31/2018
Time
04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Audubon Room
Location Information
Series
Austen Bicentennial Events
Event Type
Discussion

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