Indepent Lens Presents: Black Memorabilia as reported by kYmizsoftly, Art Library Deco

View: Black Memorabilia Documentary

by kYmizsofly

From Independent Lends (PBS):

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Credit: PBS’ Black Memorabilia

Independent Lens Presents: Black Memorabilia

Season 20 Episode 10 | 55m 40s

The odd and unexpected places where collectibles from America’s troubled racial history are made, bought, sold, and reclaimed.

Aired: 02/04/19 | Expires: 03/07/19 | Rating: NR | Video has closed captioning.

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Recruitment for the Black Book Interactive: Extending the Reach, Scholars program

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the BBIP-ER (Black Book Interactive Project: Extending the Reach) Scholars Program applications are finally up on our website. Thanks to the ACLS Grant we received in 2018, we are trying to recruit scholars, teachers, library/museum professionals, and independent scholars to contribute to our project of building a workable archive of African American Novels using their own ideas and personalized projects as stepping stones. These projects will be an investigation into some aspect of African American literature utilizing the BBIP-ER database and interface.  Successful applicants will be paid a stipend of $2,275 and will have access to an in-house DH consultant (including some of you) to guide them.  

It would be immensely helpful if you could spread the word, and forward the link and the flier that we are attaching with this mail to your various networks. The deadline for application submissions is January 22, 2019.  Further information is available once you click on the provided links.

Here is the link to our page: http://bbip.ku.edu/

Here is the link to the application: http://bbip.ku.edu/sites/bbip.ku.edu/files/files/BBIP-ER-ScholarProgramApplication.pdf

Sincerely,
Arnab Chakraborty

PhD Student, Department of English

Project Manager, The Black Book Interactive Project

University of Kansas

Greetings!

The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites applications for one of three sets of fellowships – Academic ResearchDigital Humanities, and Creative Study – created from funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of Summer 2019 (April–September 2019)Applicant’s work must come out of their use of, and/or be inspired by, content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Submission is open to both faculty and students, please see the attached descriptions for further details.

Winning applicants will work on projects over the summer of 2019, and finished products will be featured on The HistoryMakers website. They will also compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).

Academic Research – (4) $7,500 Awards

The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship awards will be awarded to faculty or graduate students pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients will produce articles, websites, blogs, digital materials, lesson plans and syllabi, conference presentations/papers, and/or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Award funds are meant to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; and provide funding for research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

 Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/kyr5CNcZ76OOTfa62

Digital Humanities – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Digital Humanities Fellowship awards will be awarded to digital humanities scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression, analysis, and/or digital publication. Projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools, and should incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways to address issues in African American history, the digital humanities, or general humanities, as well as an active distribution plan. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible. Award funds are meant to provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/QwF4euuab6G0oMH72

 

Creative Study – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Creative Study Fellowship awards will be awarded to composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists working in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction), performance (theatrical productions, documentaries, monologues) and poetry, to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

 

Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/X79X5NWiGe1oZFrO2

 

See the attached for full eligibility requirements and application procedures.

 

For any inquiries, please contact thmfellows@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dionti Davis

Special Assistant to the President

The HistoryMakers

1900 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60616

(312) 674-1900 | (312) 674-1915 (fax)

dd@thehistorymakers.org

www.thehistorymakers.org

 

 

Dear Faculty & Students at the University of Notre Dame:
We are reaching again out to invite you in hopes of creating a collective celebration of radical Black Love!  The main event will be a Frederick Douglass Day Read-A-Thon to take place on his birthday, February 14, 2019. Our event will also be part of the year-long commemorations marking 400 years since the first documented arrival of Africans who came to English America (https://bit.ly/2PVt6j3).
Unlike more traditional read-a-thons that serve as contests, this one will involve people reading among themselves (like a book club or a class) AS WELL AS joining our “main event” happening in Philadelphia, via Live Stream.
We hope that Faculty & Students in partnership with your Africana Studies Librarian will have the opportunity to join the live-stream of the program, which will include a live performance of Douglass’ speech. It does not matter where your group is located. You can join us from anywhere! And if you’re up for it, your reading group can also call in to be on the live stream. This will be both a learning event and a party!
 
READINGS
The two required readings for our Read-A-Thon will be:
 
Title: Address to the National Convention of Colored Men, Louisville Kentucky
Author:  Frederick Douglass
Published: September 24, 1883
 
Title: Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother As I Recall Her 
Author:  Rosetta Douglass Sprague (daughter of Anna and Frederick)
Published: May 10, 1900
 
Groups can join us online first and then leave the virtual space for their own reading/discussion activity.  For this part of the event, a short excerpt from Douglass’ Address, or the essay by Sprague, could be read by the group and discussed. We will provide prompts to get the discussion going. The online portion that will happen earlier will provide the historical background needed for the discussions that will be done  by the various groups.  
If your networks include groups you think would be interested in participating, please share this information and tell them to  to contact me.
Best, Curtis Small
On behalf of the Colored Conventions Project team
Curtis Small, Jr. (he/him/his)

Senior Assistant Librarian Coordinator, Public Services

Special Collections Department
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, Delaware 19717

Phone: 302-831-6518
Fax: 302-831-1046
e-mail: csmalljr@udel.edu

News from Art Library Deco: The “Our Story” Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center – Webinar~Register Today

ART Library Deco

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Date: Thursday, November 15, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
 
Cost:  FREE to all

Speakers:

Aletha Moore, Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Holly Smith, Archivist, Spelman College
Christine Wiseman, Head Digital Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
 
Register Here:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c4f3867aaa884454809073a282ce7dc0

Baylor University: Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching – Call For Nominations

Robert Foster Cherry Award

For more information on the nomination process, please visit baylor.edu/cherry_awards.

The Baylor University Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The award recipient will receive $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2020 fall or 2021 spring semester. The award recipient’s home department will receive $25,000.

THE AWARD PROCESS

Three finalists will be chosen from the field of nominees. Each finalist will receive $15,000 and will be invited to present a series of lectures at Baylor University in the fall of 2019. Additionally, each finalist will present a Cherry Award Lecture on his or her home campus, and each home department will receive $10,000.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching honors outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished by their ability to communicate as classroom teachers. Individuals nominated for the award should have a proven record as an extraordinary teacher with a positive, inspiring and long-lasting effect on students, along with a record of distinguished scholarship. Nominations should correspond with academic units engaged in undergraduate teaching at Baylor.

SCHEDULE FOR THE 2020 AWARD

  • November 1, 2018
    Nomination deadline
  • Spring 2019
    Three finalists announced
  • Fall 2019
    Finalists visit Baylor University campus and make presentations; also make home campus presentations
  • Spring 2020
    Cherry Award recipient announced
  • Fall 2020 or Spring 2021
    Cherry Award recipient semester-in-residence at Baylor

The Conservation of Dante’s 1477 Divine Comedy: Lecture this Afternoon in Rare Books & Special Collections 3pm-4pm

About the Presenter
Jeff Peachey is an independent book conservator and toolmaker based in New York City. For more than 25 years, he has specialized in the conservation of books for institutions and individuals. He is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation, has taught book conservation workshops internationally, and was recently awarded fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (Italy) and Rochester Institute of Technology’s Cary Collection (New York). He is a Visiting Instructor for the Library and Archives Conservation Education Consortium (LACE) of Buffalo State University, New York University, and the Winterthur/ University of Delaware. “Ausbund 1564: The History and Conservation of an Anabaptist Icon” is his latest publication. He grew up in Goshen, Indiana, and is a proud graduate of Goshen College.

Peachey will share the journey of conservation through an illustrated lecture. Bibliophiles, conservators, librarians, scholars of Italian Studies, and anyone curious about the history of books and literature will find this lecture of interest. Highlights include:
Evidence uncovered during treatment, suggesting the Inferno and Purgatory cantiche may have circulated separately at one point, will be explored. Differences between historic 15th-century binding practices and modern conservation binding techniques will be highlighted, as will the sometimes problematic differences between historic and modern materials. An overview of functional and aesthetic considerations for conservation rebinding will conclude the lecture.

Hesburgh Libraries’ Zahm Dante Collection bolsters Notre Dame’s globally recognized program in Italian Studies. One of the most important volumes of the collection is its earliest printing of Dante’s Divine Comedy, produced in 1477 in Venice by Wendelin of Speyer.

Ensuring meaningful access to and use of rare and early imprints by faculty and students for research is a goal for the Hesburgh Libraries conservation and preservation efforts. Age and frequent use demands for this volume mandated restoration work. To undertake this significant treatment, the Libraries enlisted the specialized skills of accomplished conservator, Jeff Peachey.

University of Notre Dame: Center for Social Concerns-Higgins Labor Program, Fall-2018 Events

Fall 2018 Events: 

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK:

Friday, August 31, 5pm, Geddes Coffee House

Topic: Scratch your Labor Day itch by discussing what’s on your mind about the world of work

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

LUNCHTIME LABOR RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)

Friday, September 7, 12:30 pm, Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

“Negotiating the Future of Work: Reflections and Predictions from a Veteran Labor Lawyer”

Tuck Hopkins, ND ‘74, retired attorney from Barnes & Thornburg

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS feature experts—scholars, activists, and policymakers—exploring the past, present, and future of work, in the U.S. and beyond. All Notre Dame community members are welcome, and lunch is provided for those who RSVP here.

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK

Friday, September 21, 4:30pm, Geddes Coffee House

Topic: Book Discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway, a haunting account of undocumented immigrants, coyotes, and border agents

**Note the special time and format: This is part of the Center for Social Concerns’ book read in anticipation of Urrea’s campus visit on Oct. 2@5pm, in McKenna Hall. Interested in participating and want a free copy of the book? Contact the Higgins Labor Program.

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

​LUNCHTIME LABOR RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)

Friday, September 28, 12:30 pm, Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

“Global Unions, Strategic Campaigns: Worker Solidarity in the Age of Amazon”

Tim Beaty, ND ‘79, Director of Global Strategies, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS feature experts—scholars, activists, and policymakers—exploring the past, present, and future of work, in the U.S. and beyond. All Notre Dame community members are welcome, and lunch is provided for those who RSVP here.

 

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK

Friday, October 26, 5pm, Geddes Hall Coffee House

Topic: TBD

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

CHUCK CRAYPO MEMORIAL SERIES: ECONOMICS, INSTITUTIONS, POWER, and SOCIAL CHANGE:
2018 THEME: FOOD, WORK, & POWER IN THE USA


HISTORY@WORK LECTURE
Monday, October 29, 5:30pm, Geddes Hall Andrews Auditorium
Emily Twarog, Associate Professor of History and Labor Studies at the University of Illinois, and author of Politics of the Pantry (Oxford University Press, 2018)
“Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth Century America”
This lecture is cosponsored by the Department of History, Gender Studies, and American Studies.

 

FILM CLASSics: THE LABOR QUESTION GOES TO THE MOVIES
Sunday, November 11, 3pm, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

We are still finalizing the title, but it will feature themes resonate with the 2018 Craypo Series on Food, Work, and Power. Stay tuned for more details.

 

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK

Friday, November 16, 5pm, Geddes Hall Coffee House

Topic: Food & Work

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

 

HISTORY ALUMNI NETWORK
Wednesday, November 28-29, Geddes Coffee House
Melody Gonzalez, ND ‘05, and a colleague from the Coalition for Immokalee Workers, will address the Fair Food Program in a series of meetings with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Details to follow.

How you’ve helped us respond to violence with vision and humanity.

As we mark the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville last August, we want to pause for a moment to thank you, the friends and supporters of the National Trust and the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, for responding to hate and violence with vision and humanity.

With you, we are doing the work of justice by telling a fuller American story. With you, we are lifting up the stories of African American artists, activists, and achievers, whose courage across every generation moved our nation closer to its founding ideals. And, with you, we have launched the Action Fund, the largest private campaign ever undertaken to preserve African American history in the places where it happened. We have received gifts totaling $6 million towards our goal of $25 million. Thank you.

Your passion and generosity are making it possible for the National Trust to uplift the largely overlooked contributions of African American places, from Nina Simone’s childhood home in rural North Carolina to Chicago’s South Side Community Art Center to Memphis’ Clayborn Temple. With the philanthropic support of our donors, we have awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to advance African American preservation throughout America, at places as diverse as New York’s free community of Weeksville, African American homesteader sites across the Great Plains, and the Civil Rights sites of Birmingham.

Excavating and elevating these places and stories allows for a thorough reckoning with the complex and difficult history of race in our country, which is essential in overcoming intolerance, injustice, and inequality. As the National Trust’s Action Fund Director Brent Leggs suggests so elegantly in a Fast Company article on the events in Charlottesville, we can only understand ourselves as a country—who we are and who we aspire to be—when we have a fuller sense of who we have been over the years, together.

We have much work ahead, but in this solemn week, we hope you will take heart from the progress we have made over the past year. Thank you for standing with us to create a stronger, more united America, one where all people see their stories and potential in the places that surround us.

With our thanks and admiration for your support,

Darren Walker
AACHAF Co-Chair
Phylicia Rashad
AACHAF Co-Chair

2018-2019 Academic Year – As you prepare for your classes

I had the pleasure to meet a number of our newest Faculty to Notre Dame as part of our Hesburgh Libraries efforts to connect our colleagues to our various library services.

As the Subject Librarian for Africana Studies (The Continent of Africa, the United States and the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora) at the University of Notre Dame, I want my faculty colleagues  to consider the following Hesburgh Libraries Services as you make final plans to your Course Syllabus as well as to your Sakai site.

I have a limited budget to purchase e-Books in Africana Studies. If you have a title in mind that I should add to our library catalog please submit your request to my attention using the following form.

Our Teaching & Learning Services is a point of pride in my work in collaboration with you and your students. We have tremendous resources and accessibility to aide your research as well as opportunities for me to engage with your students in a one on one capacity. I encourage you and your students to access this link to schedule a Research Consultation with me.

Onward & Upward!

Leslie