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  • Mar 3 – Aug 26, 2017
  • The Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard

This multimedia exhibition, conceived by photographer Jennifer Colten, includes 50 large-scale, color landscape photographs by Colten, as well as video and oral histories by Denise Ward-Brown, historical land documentation, historical narrative panels and an art installation by Dail Chambers, which together provide an overview of the history and issues surrounding this historically African-American cemetery. Washington […]

  • September 15 – 16, 2017
  • DUC 276 and Olin Library, Special Collections

Fourteen leading scholars in the field of American Germanistik/German Studies are going to deliver lectures. They will report about their personal experiences in the profession: about how they got involved in the field of Germanistik, how they reacted to the given status of the field at the time, about what they believed was particularly important […]

  • September 28, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Joanna Dee Das will discuss Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora (Oxford University Press). As an African American woman, Katherine Dunham broke barriers of race and gender, primarily as the founder of an important dance company that toured around the world for several decades. In her book, Das […]

  • October 24, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Paul Steinbeck will discuss Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago (University Of Chicago Press). In his book, Steinbeck gives the first history and the first in-depth study of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the flagship band of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.  […]

  • November 28, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

As part of the Library Faculty Book Talk series, Edward McPherson will discuss The History of the Future  (Coffee House Press), his book of essays on American places and the space between history, experience, and myth. McPherson is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of two previous […]