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)
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Series
Clements Library Lecture
Event Type
Lecture

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. 

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Date
02/07/2019
Time
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
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Event Type
Discussion

Michflix & Chill at the Library!

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Come drink hot chocolate and eat Insomnia Cookies at Michflix & Chill at the Library! We'll be watching Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs" and some student-made short films. Hope to see you there!  

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Date
02/07/2019
Time
08:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery
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Event Type
Film

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)
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Event Type
Talk

Material Conversations

Join us for the first in a brownbag series highlighting materials research at the university. Our speaker will be Shannon McDevitt, Materials Developer at Herman Miller and U-M Materials Science & Engineering Science alumna.  

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Date
02/11/2019
Time
12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Location
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library Materials Collection (2nd floor)
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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.

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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)
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Series
Carceral state Project Symposium
Event Type
Panel Discussion

Douglass Day Celebration

On Valentine's Day 2019, we invite you to a 201st birthday party for Frederick Douglass.

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Date
02/14/2019
Time
04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Scholarspace, 2nd Floor
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Event Type
Open House

Critical Conversations: Media Studies at the Intersection of Theory and Practice

Umayyah Cable, Assistant Professor of English at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, and Aaron Dennis, producer, editor, videographer, and founder of Stone Hut Studios, explore how educational filmstrip and documentary filmmaking become sites of political and social activism that disrupt mainstream media production practices, content, and forms of distribution.

Event Information

Date
02/14/2019
Time
04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Event Type
Discussion

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