News of Interest:
- Old Gold: Researching Seymour Gray Jr., civil rights activist and Hawkeye. UI archivist seeks info about 1965 alumnus. https://now.uiowa.edu/2017/01/old-gold-researching-seymour-gray-jr-civil-rights-activist-and-hawkeye
- Adventures in Book Studies: Taking a Class inside Special Collections by Anna Tunnicliff. https://hacklibraryschool.com/2016/12/19/adventures-in-book-studies-taking-a-class-inside-special-collections/
- On Friday, February 3rd, Professor Kevin van Bladel (Near Eastern Language and Cultures, Ohio State University) and Dr. Johannes Preiser-Kapeller (Institute for Medieval Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences) join the UI’s Mellon Sawyer Seminarfor two lectures: a morning talk on ancient Persian manuscript traditions and an afternoon session on computational methods and tools. 151 Voxman Music Bulding, 10:30am and 1:00pm, respectively.
- On Saturday, February 18, Poet Andrei Codrescu (author of the Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, editor of Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Life & Letters, and the 2017 collection of new poems, The Art of Forgetting) will present a talk Andrei Codrescu’s Posthuman Dada Guide, and will sign books. Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library, 7pm. Registration is requested.
Amy is working with Serina Sulentic to allow her graphic design students create printable and boxed versions of Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History, which is currently being developed and tested.
The Instruction Program is gearing up for the spring: we’ve already booked 77 classes!
If you have any plans to bring a class in this semester contact us ASAP about availability.
You can use this form: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/services/classes/
Staff Publications, Activities, and Awards:
Timothy Shipe, curator of the International Dada Archives has two new publications:
“Hugo Ball.” (in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism)
“A Century of Documenting Dada: From Coupures de presse to ‘Dadabase’”. In Caietele avangardei, no. 8 (2016).
University Archivist David McCartney wrote the cover story in this month’s Archival Outlook called, “Archival Bonds, Love and Friendship in the Archives.” http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=376049
From the Web and Social Media:
Check out this beautiful glass slide from our Brinton Entertaining Company Papers. The collection also holds films, projectors, 78 rpm records, wax cylinders, memorabilia from travels, patent applications with drawings, plans for flying machines, posters, and tickets. [MsC1000] #uiowa #specialcollections #iglibraries #glassslides #brintonfilms #filmhistory #20thcentury
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