Where one voice ends another begins : 150 years of Minnesota poetry

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Published: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, [2007]

Currently held at: DUKE

Screen/Society--Reel Women Directors of the Middle-East [Turkey]--"Mustang"

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Tue, 2016-11-15 00:00
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:50 PM
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "Mustang" (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015, 97 min, France/Germany/Turkey, in Turkish w/ English subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray) / Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls' family. The family overreacts, removing all "instruments of corruption," like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment. /-- Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year in Academy Awards (2016)! /-- Nominee for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language in Golden Globes (2016)! /-- Winner of 6 César Awards (2016)! / "Raw, funny and incredibly moving." - Cath Clarke, Time Out / "Ergüven isn't peddling blind optimism so much as a realism animated by the belief that freedom-far from being inevitable-must be fought for. That it will be fought for." -- Lenika Cruz, The Atlantic / Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU9JAN8LtIk

Printing Arab Modernity

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-11-14 18:00
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Printing Arab Modernity, the new book by Prof. Hala Auji investigates and analyses the American Missionary Press in Beirut in the early 20th century. In doing so, she analyzes these publications as important visual and material objects that provide unique insights into an era of changing societal concerns and shifting intellectual attitudes of Syria's Muslim and Christian populations

Printing Arab modernity: a book talk and discussion with Hala Auji, professor of Art History at the American University of Beirut

All Libcal Events (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-11-14 17:00
Rubenstein 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
West Campus

Printing Arab modernity: a book talk and discussion with Hala Auji, professor of Art History at the American University of Beirut.

Monday, November 14 | 12:00pm-1:30pm | Rubenstein 249 | Light snacks served after the talk.

Printing Arab modernity, the new book by Prof. Hala Auji investigates and analyses the American Missionary Press in Beirut in the early 20th century. In doing so, she analyzes these publications as important visual and material objects that provide unique insights into an era of changing societal concerns and shifting intellectual attitudes of Syria’s Muslim and Christian populations

We would like to thank the following sponsors, Duke University Libraries, Duke History Department, and Duke Middle East Studies Center.

Printing Arab Modernity

Events - All Combined (Huginn Feed) - Mon, 2016-11-14 17:00
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Printing Arab Modernity, the new book by Prof. Hala Auji investigates and analyses the American Missionary Press in Beirut in the early 20th century. In doing so, she analyzes these publications as important visual and material objects that provide unique insights into an era of changing societal concerns and shifting intellectual attitudes of Syria's Muslim and Christian populations

New Acquisitions Roundup- Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of The Ladder: A Lesbian Review

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The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture recently acquired 47 copies of The Ladder (1956-1972), more than doubling our run for a total of 79 issues of the publication spanning the years 1957 to 1972. We are especially excited about this opportunity to expand our holdings of this ground-breaking publication sixty years after the first issue was released.

The Ladder was the first nationally distributed lesbian periodical in the United States. Preceded only by a local Los Angeles newsletter titled Vice Versa, The Ladder began in October 1956 as the small publication of the group Daughters of Bilitis (DOB). The DOB was founded in 1955 in San Francisco as a social group for lesbians who wanted to avoid public scrutiny and the violence of bars that were often the target of police brutality. As their numbers grew, DOB chapters formed in cities across the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The DOB evolved into a highly influential lesbian activist organization providing a “feminine viewpoint,” educating women about “female homosexuality and positive self-image.” The DOB worked closely with groups that were primarily focused on gay men, such as the Mattachine Society and ONE, Inc.

Partners Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, the co-founders of DOB, both had educational backgrounds in journalism and worked as reporters. Lyon decided to publish The Ladder as a way to advertise the group—since they were forbidden from doing so in newspapers—as well as to spread awareness about social issues affecting the wider lesbian community. The mission statement of the DOB was printed inside every cover of the magazine:

2Note the use of the word “variant” instead of “lesbian,” which had a negative connotation in 1956.

According to some sources, the magazine was titled “The Ladder” to symbolize a way to escape the “well of loneliness,” a phrase popularized by Radclyffe Hall’s influential novel of the same name. The first issues featured a hand-drawn cover with two people standing beneath a ladder ascending into the clouds. There were only 175 original copies made of this issue, which were given to friends and mailed to professional women in the San Francisco telephone book and around the country. By 1957, the second year of publication, there were hundreds of subscribers on the mailing list, and the magazine was available on select newsstands in major cities. By the publication of its last issue in 1972, it had a subscription of over 4,000 worldwide. It is difficult to estimate total readership, however, because the issues were frequently shared and read aloud at gatherings.

Early content included information from DOB meetings, “Lesbiana” literature reviews, prose and poetry, social experiments, etiquette advice, community events, and reader responses. The editors avoided including any overtly sexual content, but quickly began rallying around political issues and publishing news about the Homophile movement.

3This appeal appeared on the back cover of many early issues.

The Ladder was published monthly from 1956-1970 and bi-monthly from 1971-72. Over that time span, the magazine underwent drastic changes. The first major transformations began after Barbara Gittings, DOB New York chapter president, became editor in 1963. Gittings added the subtitle, “A Lesbian Review” to the cover in 1964, signifying the word “lesbian” as something that was no longer unspeakable. She changed the magazine’s size and publication quality, increasing issues from 12-15 pages to 27 and moving from a mimeographed copy to professionally printed pages. Kay Tobin Lahusen, a photojournalist who was Gittings’ partner and assistant editor, began using photographs of lesbians, rather than the illustrations typical of past issues. Regardless of the changes in its appearance, The Ladder was issued in a brown paper covering for the duration of its existence.

The last issue was published in September, 1972. In 1975, Arno Press released a nine-volume compilation of The Ladder in hardback as part of their series “Lesbians and Gay Men in Society, History, and Literature.” The Ladder was a lifeline for those women who read it, providing one of the first formal spaces for lesbians to come together in dialogue and artistic expression. Today, it stands as an important artifact of 20th century lesbian and feminist movements and a valuable resource for scholarship.

Post contributed by Valerie Szwaya, intern for the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture. 

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Advances in energy systems engineering

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Published: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

The atheist bus campaign : global manifestations and responses

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Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Between death and resurrection : a critical response to recent Catholic debate concerning the intermediate state

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Author: Yates, Stephen, 1963- author.
Published: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

The Connecticut Prison Association and the search for reformatory justice

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Author: Bates, Gordon S., author.
Published: Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Contested spaces, common ground : space and power structures in contemporary multireligious societies

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Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Faust adaptations from Marlowe to Aboudoma and Markland

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Published: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

Fundamentals of tunnel field effect transistors

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Author: Saurabh, Sneh, author.
Published: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Innovation networks for regional development : concepts, case studies, and agent-based models

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Published: Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Location privacy in wireless sensor networks

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Author: Rios, Ruben, 1983- author.
Published: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Molecular mycorrhizal symbiosis

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Published: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

New directions in behavioral biometrics

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Author: Saeed, Khalid (Computer scientist), author.
Published: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

Currently held at: DUKE

The political thought of Václav Havel : philosophical influences and contemporary applications

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Author: Brennan, Daniel, author.
Published: Leiden : Brill/Rodopi, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

The relationship between land-lost farmers and local government in China : integration, conflict, and their interplay

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Author: Lian, Hongping, author.
Published: Singapore : Springer, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE

Strategic innovation in Russia : towards a sustainable and profitable national innovation system

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Author: Someren, Taco C. R. van, author.
Published: Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

Currently held at: DUKE