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Ninth Annual Preview Night Thursday, October 19

Submitted by Jolie Braun:  Rare Books and Manuscripts Library’s Ninth Annual Preview Night will showcase recent acquisitions from the 12th through the 21st centuries.
The program and reception are Thursday, October 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the Thompson Library Creighton Reading Room.

The event is free and open to the public.

September 18: “Till the Boys Come Home: World War I’s impact

Submitted by Kevlin Haire:  

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, panelists will discuss facets of the war’s violence on the battlefields and against ordinary citizens, including the simultaneous influenza epidemic of 1918 and the monumental effect of both crises on Ohio State’s campus. The panelists are: Bruno Cabanes, Professor of History; George Paulson, Professor Emeritus of Neurology; and Tamar Chute, Professor and University Archivist.  A Q & A session will follow, and light refreshments will be served.   

Sponsored by Ohio Staters Inc. and The Ohio State University Libraries, the event takes place Monday, September 18, 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 165 of the Thompson Library. 

Research Commons Hosting OhioDIG Panel September 28; open to Campus

Submitted by Leigh Bonds: The Research Commons will be hosting the panel “In Collaboration: Faculty Experiences Building DH Projects with Librarians” for the Ohio Digitization Interest Group’s meeting on September 28, 10:30-11 a.m. The panel presentation is open to the campus community.

Panelists will provide an overview of their projects and discuss their collaborations with librarians, archivists, and special collections curators (e.g. when in the project lifecycle faculty made contact, what specifically they consulted about, what invaluable contributions the library/library staff made, what they learned about library resources/librarians’ skillsets as a result). The panel is comprised of faculty from three institutions:

  • Gillian Weiss, associate professor, and Elise Hagesfeld, PhD candidate, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University, The Jewish View @ CWRU
  • Robyn Warhol, Distinguished Professor, and Colleen Morrissey, PhD candidate, Department of English, The Ohio State University, Reading Like a Victorian
  • Theresa Culley, professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati, “Publication Equality in Conservatism and Plant Genetics: The Impact of Neocolonialism in Modern Science”
  • Joshua Leavitt, PhD candidate, Department of English, The Ohio State University, Dime Novel Detectives
  • David Staley, associate professor, Department of History, The Ohio State University, “Reframing Public Housing”
  • Isaac Weiner, associate professor, Department of Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University, The American Religious Sounds Project

“The Contemporary Ramifications of Slavery,” Workshop and Public Dialogue, September 19 & 20

The Contemporary Ramifications of Slavery: Workshop and Public Dialogue
Tuesday, September 19- 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
Thompson Library Campus Reading Room

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
386B University Hall

This two-day event will feature Dionne Brand, English and Theatre Studies professor of the University of Guelph, and Christina Sharpe, English professor of Tufts University.
Professor Brand is a poet, a novelist, and an essayist. Her writings typically involve the topics of social justice, particularly on the issues of gender and race. She has written more than a dozen books, and her specialties are reflected in works such as the novel What We All Long For (2005) and her books of poetry, including thirsty and Inventory.

Professor Sharpe specializes in subjects such as black visual studies, black queer studies, black diaspora studies, and mid-nineteenth century African American Literature and culture. She has authored several articles and essays on blackness, ethics, and the subject of Black Studies, as well as two books- Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post Slavery Subjects (2011) and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016).

On September 19, the program will be in the Thompson Library for a public dialogue moderated by Ohio State African American and African Studies professors Dr. Simone Drake and Dr. Franco Barchiesi.  A book signing will follow the program.   On September 20 there will be a graduate student workshop and lunch in University Hall.

Please join us in welcoming them to campus and for the discussions.

This event will be hosted by the Arts & Humanities Discovery Themes, Human Rights in Transit, and the Transnational Black Citizenship Project, and the University Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Reading and Talk with Anne O. Fisher, September 14

Dr. Anne O. Fisher’s translation of Ksenia Buksha’s novel The Freedom Factory (awarded Russia’s 2014 National Bestseller prize) is forthcoming from Phoneme Media in March 2018. A postmodern reimagining of the Soviet production novel, The Freedom Factory weaves together tales told by factory workers, managers, engineers, and janitors to create the (lightly fictionalized) history of a real military plant in Leningrad/Saint Petersburg from the Nazi bombardment in WWII to the present day. Buksha deploys an array of challenging  techniques to construct an insightful portrait of Soviet and post-Soviet life that is, appropriately, both hilarious and heartbreaking. Fisher will read from the novel, followed by a question and answer session about her translation and the work of translating literature in general.  

The program is Thursday, September 14, 4:30 –  6 p.m. at the Thompson Library, Room 202/204.

Co-sponsored by University Libraries and the Center for Slavic and East European Studies.

Lectures in Musicology, September 18 and 25

Submitted by Sean Ferguson:  On Monday, September 18, a screening of Dani Kouyaté’s film, Keita: The heritage of the griot (1995) will take place in advance of Kouyaté’s public lecture on Monday, September 25, hosted by Prof. Ryan Skinner, Musicology.

Dani Kouyaté is a West African director of film and theater, writer, actor, storyteller and musician, whose work spans three decades and deals broadly with questions of culture, society and identity.

Both of these free events are at 4 p.m. in the 18th Avenue Library (Music & Dance, room 205).

“Lectures in Musicology” are co-sponsored by University Libraries and the School of Music.

For more information on these events and a free September 26 screening of Kouyaté’s latest feature film at the Wexner Center for the Arts, see:

Blood Drive September 6

Submitted by Shannon Niemeyer:  Thompson Library Blood Drive at the Thompson Library on Wednesday, September 6 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the West Atrium.


“Hot on the Trail of Iconic Detectives” exhibition tour and presentation September 12

Submitted byJennifer Schnabel Hot on the Trail of Iconic Detectives

Tuesday, September 12, Thompson Library

  • Tour of Exhibition: 4:30-5:15 pm, Thompson Library Gallery (first floor)
  • Presentation and Panel Discussion: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Room 202, Thompson Library

Join us for a tour of Hot on the Trail of Iconic Detectives led by exhibition curator and English Librarian Jennifer Schnabel. 

Dr. Linda Mizejewski, Professor, Dept. of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and author of Hardboiled & High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2004) will then lead a presentation and panel discussion about representations of detectives on the page, stage, and screen.

Panelists include Dr. Beth Kattelman, Curator, Theatre Research Institute, and Joshua Leavitt, doctoral candidate, Department of English. Free and open to the public.

“44 Pages,” movie portrait of Highlights magazine, coming to the Gateway

44 Pages, a portrait of Highlights magazine, following the creation of the cultural phenomenon’s 70th anniversary issue, from the first editorial meeting to its arrival in homes, and introducing the people who passionately produce the monthly publication for “the world’s most important people,”…children. Along the way, a rich and tragic history is revealed, the state of childhood, technology, and education is explored, and the future of print media is questioned. Family owned since its inception in 1946 and never containing a single advertisement, Highlights stands alone in the magazine publishing world. From the baby boom generation to the tech savvy kids of today, Highlights has been a staple in American society, with over a billion issues delivered to children around the world.

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Library contains the Highlights archives, which were featured in a major exhibition last summer.

Two viewings of the documentary are set for the Gateway Theatre, on August 31 at 7 p.m., and September 2 at 3 p.m.

All-Libraries Meeting August 10

From Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Damon Jaggars:  I am writing to invite you to attend a Libraries-wide informational meeting about our organization and advancing alignment with our strategic plan. We will be meeting this Thursday, August 10, at 10 – 11 a.m., in the Buckeye Reading Room, 260 Thompson Library.

We recognize that the meeting is approaching quickly and we are asking that supervisors support the flexibility to attend this meeting, if at all possible. Given it is summer, this is the best time for us to gather without affecting operations significantly. For those who cannot attend in person, we will be offering remote attendance via CarmenConnect at:

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday.

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