Research the history, politics, and culture of Latin America through the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.
Please join us as Birgit Tautz, George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages, discusses her new book, Translating the World: Toward a New History of German Literature Around 1800, with Associate Professor of English Ann Kibbie.
This is the first event this semester in the Library’s book launch series.
February 1, 2018 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Nixon Lounge
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Please join us for the first Food for Thought of the year.
Adira Polite ’18 will present Lessons From My Summer in Prison: Crime and Punishment in the 21st Century. She will recount her summer as a restorative justice facilitator and prison missionary in South Africa. Her talk will feature a crash-course in restorative justice and she will share multiple stories from her time within the nation’s prisons. The lecture also will explore the birth of restorative justice in the United States and how its growth may impact the future of the American legal system.
Wednesday, November 29 @ 8 p.m. in H-L’s Nixon Lounge (3rd floor)
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED – WITH OUR APOLOGIES
Please join us as Barbara Weiden Boyd, Winkley Professor of Latin and Greek, presents her new book, Ovid’s Homer: Authority, Repetition, Reception. This is the third and final event in the Library’s book launch series this semester. More to come in the spring!
November 30, 2017 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Nixon Lounge
Interested in statistical and economic information from China? Then try China Data Online, which provides:
- monthly and yearly reports on China’s macroeconomic development
- statistical databases on China’s population and economy at the county and city level
- financial indicators of industries
- statistical yearbooks
- an atlas of China
Professor Erin Johnson’s Introduction to Digital Media class partnered with the Ramp Gallery to exhibit student work created over the course of the fall semester. In the class, students gain the technical and conceptual skills, as well as the art historical background, necessary to create video art.
Every few weeks two different videos, accompanied by images from the videos, will be displayed from class assignments. The first assignment required students to make videos without any voice-over, while the second assignment required it. The third assignment is the outcome of a project based in Special Collections and Archives. Special Collections Education and Outreach Librarian Marieke Van Der Steenhoven and Prof. Johnson created a matchmaking quiz for students to fill out and find their “matching” manuscripts in the archives. Students then dug into their manuscripts, looks at drawings, read diaries, and researched photographs. These manuscripts served as the starting point for their subsequent experimental documentaries and short narrative works. The fourth assignment uses “Love and Information” as a theme.
Prof. Johnson is thankful to the Ramp Gallery’s student curator Naomi Jabouin for her incredible work, Academic Technology Consultant Paul Benham for assisting students throughout their projects, Academic Multimedia Producer & Consultant Kevin Travers for green screen, lighting, and crane demos, Art Librarian Anne Haas for her encouragement, and Marieke Van Der Steenhoven for her collaboration.
Join us for the second in a series of book launches by Bowdoin authors by celebrating the publication of Prof. June Vail’s new book The Passion of Perfection: Gertrude Hitz Burton’s Modern Victorian Life.
This event is on Thursday, Nov. 2 @ 4:30 in H-L’s Nixon Lounge.
What is Open Access?
Open Access (OA) is access to scholarly literature that is free, unrestricted, and online. It is about removing barriers and protecting quality.
On Tuesday, at 4 pm in the Telepresence Room of Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, you are invited to attend a panel discussion of experts who are working to make books available through Open Access. Refreshments will be served.
Take the opportunity to learn more about OA this week at the following events on campus.
FMI please contact Sue O’Dell, email@example.com, 207-725-3265