Guantanamo and the Trump Presidency: Peter Honigsberg, Witness to Guantanamo Project

Rubenstein Library Events - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:00
Other (see event description)West Campus

President Donald Trump had said that he would “load [Guantanamo] up with some bad dudes.” He also said that he would be willing to bring American citizens to Guantanamo for trial, although current law forbids the trial of Americans in Guantanamo. What does the future hold for the current 41 prisoners at Guantanamo, and could the Trump Administration transfer other alleged terrorists to Guantanamo?

 

The Witness to Guantanamo Project is the world’s most comprehensive collection of filmed stories about the prison camps at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. Join Peter Honigsberg, founder and director, for a special lunchtime discussion. Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

 

Location: Forum for Scholars and Publics, 011 Old Chem Building

Sponsored by the Human Rights Archive in the Rubenstein Library and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

 

More about the Witness to Guantanamo Project:

witnesstoguantanamo.com

 

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist

 

Re-Imagining: Revisited and Revived

Rubenstein Library Events - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 04:00
Other (see event description)West Campus

Distinguished historian Dr. Sara M. Evans, WC’ 66, and feminist theologian Dr. Sherry Jordon will facilitate a conversation on the future of the Re-Imagining Movement, nearly 25 years after 2000+ theologians, clergy, and laity assembled at the first Re-Imagining conference to address injustices to women and promote equal partnership with men at all levels of religious life.

Location: Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chemistry Building 011)

Light lunch will be served beginning at 11:45am. 

Co-Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Office of Religious Life, Duke University Chapel, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

Re-Imagining: Revisited and Revived

Rubenstein Library Events - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:00
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)West Campus

Distinguished historian Dr. Sara M. Evans, WC’ 66, will provide a history of the Re-Imagining Movement nearly 25 years after 2000+ theologians, clergy, and laity assembled at the first Re-Imagining conference to address injustices to women and promote equal partnership with men at all levels of religious life. Reception to follow. 

Co-Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Office of Religious Life, Duke University Chapel, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

Technology, Hope, and Motherhood: What We Can Learn from the History of the Infant Incubator

Rubenstein Library Events - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 21:00
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)West Campus

Jeff Baker, M.D., Ph.D will present Technology, Hope, and Motherhood:  What We Can Learn from the History of the Infant Incubator.  At the turn of the last century, a new medical invention known as the infant incubator captured the imagination of physicians and the public.   The device became a public sensation and appeared in settings ranging from hospitals to world fairs midway side-shows (complete with live infants).   But in the process it set off a great controversy regarding whether so-called premature and weak infants should be rescued in the first place, and whether their care should be entrusted to mothers, physicians, or scientifically-trained nurses.

Dr. Baker is the Director of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at Duke University. He is the author of The machine in the nursery : incubator technology and the origins of newborn intensive care and a world renowned authority on the history of the infant incubator.

Sponsored by the History of Medicine Collections in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Kate Zambreno: Book of Mutter (Reading)

Rubenstein Library Events - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 21:00
Other (see event description)East Campus

Location: Pink Parlor, East Duke Building

Author Kate Zambreno will read from her new publication Book of Mutter. From the MIT Press website: “Composed over thirteen years, Kate Zambreno’s Book of Mutter is a tender and disquieting meditation on the ability of writing, photography, and memory to embrace shadows while in the throes—and dead calm—of grief.” Kate Zambreno is the author of two novels, O Fallen Angel and Green Girl. She is also the author of the work Heroines (Semiotext(e)). She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College. Co-sponsored by the English Department, Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

A History of Photography (in 90 minutes)

Rubenstein Library Events - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 18:00
Rubenstein 150West Campus

A crash course in the history of photography from daguerreotypes to digital files. Participants will learn about photographic technology, formats, artists, and movements through the Rubenstein  Library’s extensive collection of photographs. The workshop will be taught by Lisa McCarty, Curator of the Rubenstein Library’s Archive of Documentary Arts.

History of Photography Workshop

Rubenstein Library Events - Fri, 03/31/2017 - 18:00
Other (see event description)West Campus

Use the Rubenstein Library's extensive collection of photographs to learn about the history of photography. Taught by Lisa McCarty, Curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library. 

This workshop will be held in Rubenstein Library Room 150. 

"Sharing Our Stories" reception for Veteran Feminists of America Conference

Rubenstein Library Events - Thu, 03/30/2017 - 20:00
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)West Campus

The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture will present a display of materials from the Veteran Feminists of America records as well as the papers of Southern feminists and will offer tours of the Rubenstein Library spaces. This part of the program is free and open to the public (registration not required).

This event is part of the program for "Sharing Our Stories:  The Second Wave Feminist Movement" hosted by Veteran Feminists of America (VFA) on March 31, 2017. at the Hilton Durham Hotel, 3800 Hillsborough Rd., Durham, NC. Registration required

The VFA will present a conference including a keynote lecture and panel discussions between Second Wave activists and historians who are studying the women’s movement.. Featured speakers include Dr. Nancy MacLean (Duke, History Department), Mandy Carter (National Black Justice Coalition), and others. 

WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award, Chad Broughton, “Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities”

Rubenstein Library Events - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 21:30
Other (see event description)East Campus

Boom, Bust, Exodus (Oxford UP, 2015) traces the ripple effects of a single factory closing in Galesburg, Illinois, and its reopening in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, a border city in Mexico. Chad Broughton uses a transnational and longitudinal approach to tell a human and humane story of the NAFTA era from the point of view of those most caught up in its dislocation—former industrial workers and their families in the Rust Belt; assemblers and activists in the borderland maquiladoras; and migrant laborers from the Mexican countryside.

Boom, Bust, Exodus is the winner of the 2016 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award, sponsored by the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Duke University. The award honors the best current fiction and non-fiction book published in English on human rights, democracy and social justice in contemporary Latin America. Books are evaluated by a panel of expert judges drawn from academia, journalism and public policy circles.

Location: Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4

Sponsored by the Human Rights Archive in the Rubenstein Library, Duke Human Rights Center@the Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

 

More about the book:

 

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist

 

The factory girl, or, Gardez la coeur

Baskin Collection Additions - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:00

Author: Cummings, A. I. (Ariel Ivers), 1823-1863, author.
Published: Lowell : J.E. Short & Co., 1847.

Currently held at: DUKE

The factory girl, or, Gardez la coeur

Baskin Collection Additions - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:00

Author: Cummings, A. I. (Ariel Ivers), 1823-1863, author.
Published: Lowell : J.E. Short & Co., 1847.

Currently held at: DUKE

Barry Sharoff Papers on the Duke Vigil, 1968-1988.

UArchives New Collections - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 00:00

Author: Sharoff, Barry

Currently held at: DUKE

The ladies of Llangollen

Baskin Collection Additions - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00

Author: Lloyd Prichard, Muriel F., author.
Published: Manchester 1 and London : Printed by the Percy Brothers, Ltd., The Hotspur Press, [1945]

Currently held at: DUKE

The poverty of philosophy

Baskin Collection Additions - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00

Author: Marx, Karl, 1818-1883, author.
Published: New York : International Publishers, [1936?]

Currently held at: DUKE

Across the plains : with other memories and essays

Baskin Collection Additions - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00

Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894, author.
Published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1905.

Currently held at: DUKE

Social morality; or The proper and improper use of the tongue: : being a lecture delivered before the Lowell Moral Lyceum,

Baskin Collection Additions - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 00:00

Author: Freeman, Enoch W. (Enoch Weston), 1798-1835, author.
Published: Lowell: : Published by R. Meacham., [1835]

Currently held at: DUKE