Life of the Mind, interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty, will return Tuesday, September 29, 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center with a lecture by Holt Parker, professor of classics in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Parker will speak about Thinking with Slaves. “Slavery still haunts the world. We will think about what slavery was, is, does,” said Parker. “My talk will expose the historical holding pens in the foundations of modern slavery, racing through competing definitions of slaves and slavery: legal, historical, philosophical, anthropological, and above all metaphorical.”
Join UC Libraries for THATCamp University of Cincinnati, an unconference, which is an open meeting where humanists and technologists of all skill levels and interests gather to learn and to build together in sessions proposed on the spot. By practice, THATCamps are open and online. Participants make sure to share their notes, documents, pictures and other materials from discussions before and after the event on the Web and via social media. Continue reading UC Libraries Hosting First THATCamp University of Cincinnati May 4-6
Our 2014-2015 “50 Minutes” series wraps up this month with a fascinating look at Cincinnati’s “Frail Sisterhood”: Nineteenth-Century Prostitutes of the Queen City
Throughout Cincinnati’s first 100 years, prostitution was common and leading prostitutes and madams were well known. Although labeled the “Frail Sisterhood,” these “Women of the Town” were anything but frail, carving out a transgressive community run by women, providing resources and services unavailable in the male-dominated society of the time.
At noon on Thursday, April 16, Greg Hand will provide an overview of Cincinnati’s Victorian demimonde, highlighting some of the city’s most notorious brothels and introducing some of the colorful and infamous characters. Hand retired in 2014 as associate vice president for public relations at the University of Cincinnati. He was a reporter and editor for several weekly newspapers in Cincinnati and has co-authored three books on UC history. He currently operates the “Cincinnati Curiosities” blog at handeaux.tumblr.com
Please join us for what promises to be a wonderfully unusual Cincinnati experience. Bring your lunch, bring your friends!
Once again, the University of Cincinnati Libraries will celebrate the International Edible Books Festival with an event scheduled for Wednesday, April 1st from 1-2 p.m., on the 5th floor lobby of Langsam Library.
At the event, nearly 20 participants will present their edible creations that represent a book in some form. There are few restrictions in creating an edible book – namely that the creation be edible and have something to do with a book. Submitted entries include edible titles such as Lemons: A Global History. Classic books Fahrenheit 451 and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer are represented along with nonfiction works with Commentaries on the Laws of England and Bulls, Bears and the Ballot Box. Contemporary fiction such as Wild and favorite children’s books Where the Wild Things Are, Green Eggs and Ham and Click, Clack Moo are among other literary greats at the festival. Continue reading Hungry?! Come to the Edible Books Festival April 1
UC Libraries is thrilled to welcome Dr. Alex Gil to campus Monday, April 6, 2015 as the second expert in our Digital Humanities Speaker Series. He will present a series of talks, all free and open to the public, to be held in 480 Langsam Library.
10:00-11:30am: “Setting up Playgrounds for the Digital Humanities: Strategies to Foster and Support Digital Humanities Activities and Communities”(followed by a lunch reception)
12:45-1:45pm: “Breaking the Code: The Developing Librarian Project at Columbia University Libraries”(targeted for library faculty and staff, but all are welcome)
2:00-3:30pm: Keynote: “Hacking Light, Crossing Borders: Building Transnational Communities in Digital Scholarship and the Case of GO::DH” (reception to follow in 480)
Join us Monday, March 30, in the Gorno Library Reading Room, 6th Floor, Blegen Library, 1:00 p.m. for the next “Music in the Gorno Library” concert. This concert will feature the pianist, Esther Wang, associate professor of piano at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
Ms. Wang will be playing pieces from composers Louis Couperin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Doug Opel, Augusta Read Thomas and Francis Poulenc. A full program is available online.