Rights! Camera! Action! Film Screening: 'Fire at Sea / Fuocoammare' (2016)

Rubenstein Library Events - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 23:00
Other (see event description)East Campus

Join the Rubenstein Library's Human Rights Archive and the Duke Human Rights Center @FHI for a special film screening, photo exhibition, and post-film discussion.

The first documentary to ever win the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival, Fire at Sea takes place in Lampedusa, a once peaceful Mediterranean island that has become a major entry point for African refugees into Europe. There, we meet Samuele, a 12-year-old boy who lives simply, climbing rocks by the shore and playing with his slingshot. Yet nearby we also witness thousands of men, women, and children trying to survive the crossing from Africa in boats that are too small for such a journey. Filmmaker Gianfranco Rose masterfully places these realities side by side, and in so doing creates a remarkable third narrative that jolts us into a new understanding of what is really happening in the Mediterranean today.

The screening will be accompanied by an exhibit of works by photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi, who will participate in a post-screening discussion.

Free and open to the public.

 

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

 

More about Fire at Sea:

"‘Fire at Sea’ Is Not the Documentary You’d Expect About the Migrant Crisis. It’s Better." (New York Times)

 

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist

 

Currents of Change: Migration, Transit and Outcomes in the Mediterranean

Rubenstein Library Events - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 16:00
Rubenstein 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)West Campus

Join the Human Rights Archive and the Forum for Scholars and Publics for a dialogue and critical examination of the history of recent immigration in the Mediterranean and its impact on individual, local, and global migration politics, policy, and culture.

Our key guest will be Malta-based Darrin Zammit Lupi, an internationally respected and award-winning photojournalist and humanitarian who has been participating in and documenting sea migration in the Mediterranean region for over ten years.

Zammit Lupi will be joined by Niels Frenzen, faculty at USC Gould School of Law and an advocate since the 1980s both for migrants crossing the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and Holly Ackerman, Duke Librarian and scholar on sea migration.

 

Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Duke Human Rights Center @ FHI, and the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

 

More about the Darrin Zammit Lupi:

www.darrinzammitlupi.com

 

For more information, contact:

Patrick Stawski, Human Rights Archivist

 

It's Coming: Screamfest V at the Rubenstein Library

Rubenstein Library Events - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:30
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)West Campus

It’s coming, the event so monstrous we’re too scared to have it more than once a year … Screamfest.

This Halloween, join the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as we dive into the creepiest, the spookiest, the most coulrophobia-inducing collections we have to offer, including: amputation saws perfect for cannibal clowns; paranormal tools for communicating with your missing siblings; and other materials destined to haunt your deepest slumbers.

Free open to the public. Come for the free candy, stay for more free candy.

But remember, whatever you do, don’t take one of the red balloons.

 

Read more:

Screamfest IV: Stranger Things at the Rubenstein (2016)

Screamfest III: The Cutening (2015)

Screamfest II: Prepare for Terror (2013)

Haunted Library Screamfest (2011)

 

For more info, contact:

Liz Adams, Special Collections Cataloger

Sierra Moore, Research Services Library Assistant 

 

Race, Medicine, Authorship and the ‘Discovery’ of Sickle Cell Disease in 1910-1911

Rubenstein Library Events - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 21:00
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)West Campus

Please join us on Wednesday, October 25, at 5:00 p.m. for our next Trent History of Medicine Lecture Series event. 

We are very pleased to have Todd Savitt, Ph.D., present Race, Medicine, Authorship and the ‘Discovery’ of Sickle Cell Disease in 1910-1911.

The first two case histories of sickle cell disease (SCD) appeared in the medical literature within three months of each other in 1910 and 1911.  The very divergent stories of the first two sickle-cell patients and their physicians are told against the backdrop of a racially divided America and of a highly competitive scientific community. Dr. Savitt’s talk will discuss how race and class affected the discovery of SCD and how credit for the two discoveries were apportioned. Dr. Savitt will also talk about his own “adventures” in tracking down the identities and backgrounds of these first two SCD patients.

Dr. Savitt is a medical historian and professor in the Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

The talk is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow.

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

Remembering Kate Millett

Rubenstein Library Events - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 21:00
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)West Campus

Please join us for a program honoring the memory of feminist writer, artist, and activist Kate Millett (1934-2017) with readings and reflections. Speakers will include Kimberly Lamm, Toril Moi, Kathy Rudy, Naomi Nelson, Sylvia Herbold, Heather McGowan, and others. Light reception preceding remarks at 5:00 p.m. with program to begin at 5:30 p.m. 

Co-sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture; Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies; and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Library Research Awards Ceremony

Rubenstein Library Events - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:00
Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)West Campus

Please join us for a ceremony to celebrate this year's Library Research Awards winners!  We will be celebrating their achievements at an awards reception on Thursday, November 3rd, from 3:30-4:30 in the Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room. All are invited for refreshments and the opportunity to honor the recipients.

Exhibit Opening: Humans of Paris: Picturing Social Life in the 19th Century

Rubenstein Library Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 20:00
The Chappell Family Gallery (Perkins Library)West Campus

Join us for a reception celebrating our new exhibit in the Chappell Family Gallery, Humans of Paris: Picturing Social Life in the 19th Century, curated by Kathryn Desplanque, Duke Ph.D. in Art History (2017) and current Carolina Postdoctoral Fellow for Faculty Diversity in the Art Department (Art History) at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The exhibit, on display through February 18, 2018, explores a rich array of satirical images and caricatures of nineteenth-century Parisian social types. 

Light refreshments will be served.

 

More about the exhibit:

Humans of Paris (exhibit website)

 

For more information, contact:

Meg Brown, Exhibits Coordinator

 

 

“Chronicling Marcus Garvey and the UNIA: The Process of Research and Writing the African Diaspora”

Rubenstein Library Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:00
Other (see event description)West Campus

“Chronicling Marcus Garvey and the UNIA: The Process of Research and Writing the African Diaspora”

A Conversation with Profs. Robert A. Hill and Michaeline A. Crichlow

October 18

12:00PM

Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall

John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies

A conversation between Prof. Robert A. Hill, Emeritus Professor of History at UCLA and Prof. Michaeline A. Crichlow to discuss Prof. Robert A. Hill's nearly forty years of research and writing of the Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers Project. This event will be held in the is free and open to the public, light lunch will be served.

The kidnapped and the ransomed

Baskin Collection Additions - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Author: Pickard, Kate E. R., author.
Published: [New York] : Negro Publication Society of America, 1941.

Currently held at: DUKE

Pen pictures of pioneers of Wilberforce

Baskin Collection Additions - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Author: Brown, Hallie Q. (Hallie Quinn), 1845-1949, author.
Published: Xenia, Ohio : The Aldine Publishing Company, [1937]

Currently held at: DUKE

The life and times of Wendell Phillips

Baskin Collection Additions - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Author: Austin, George Lowell, 1849-1893, author.
Published: Boston : Wilson Brothers, 1884.

Currently held at: DUKE

Pictures of country life

Baskin Collection Additions - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Author: Cary, Alice, 1820-1871, author.
Published: New York : Published by Hurd and Houghton, 1876.

Currently held at: DUKE

The history of slavery and the slave trade, ancient and modern : the forms of slavery that prevailed in ancient nations, particularly in Greece and Rome : the African slave trade and the political history of slavery in the United States

Baskin Collection Additions - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Author: Blake, W. O., 1810-1865, author.
Published: Columbus, Ohio : Published and sold exclusively by subscription by H. Miller, 1860.

Currently held at: DUKE

The lost child ; The African woman ; The lord's day ; Fighting ; The glass of whisky ; The child in the bulrushes.

Baskin Collection Additions - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Published: Philadelphia : American Sunday-School Union, No. 146 Chestnut Street, [between 1857 and 1893?]

Currently held at: DUKE

History of Pennsylvania Hall which was destroyed by a mob on the 17th of May, 1838.

Baskin Collection Additions - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Author: Webb, Samuel, 1794-1869, attributed author.
Published: Philadelphia : Printed by Merrihew and Gunn, No. 7 Carter's Alley, 1838.

Currently held at: DUKE

Lecture by Prof. Robert A. Hill - “The Remains of the Name: The Origin of the Harlem Renaissance in the Discourse of Egyptomania"

Rubenstein Library Events - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:00
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)West Campus

Help us celebrate the Robert A. Hill Collection of the Marcus Garvey & UNIA Papers Project Archive. For close to forty years, Professor Robert A. Hill has researched and collected materials on Garvey and served as editor of the 13-volume Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project (University of California Press, Duke University Press). His collection now joins the archive of the John Hope Franklin Research Center in the David. M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Bookbinding by women : second exhibition of artistic bookbinding by women, including many very beautiful and original books suitable for Christmas presents, New Year gifts, wedding presents, etc. : also some examples from the Hampstead Bindery and the...

Baskin Collection Additions - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 00:00

Author: Exhibition of artistic bookbinding by women (2nd : 1898-1899 : London, England)
Published: [London] : [Publisher not identified], [1898]

Currently held at: DUKE