Studying for finals? The Cabell Library Undergraduate Advisory Committee (CLUAC) is offering a student-run study session with snacks on Wednesday May 1, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Room 250, James Branch Cabell Library.
Master's of Social Work candidates and doctoral candidates from the School of Social Work will be displaying posters from their annual research symposium Monday, April 29 through Monday, May 6 in James Branch Cabell Library.
In 1800, a literate slave known as Gabriel planned a
rebellion that was to involve a march into Richmond. Although the
action was suppressed, it confirmed the growing outcry for justice and
the volatility of the slave economy.
will host "Gabriel's Conspiracy: Exploring the Richmond Slave Rebellion
of 1800" on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton
Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave.
The event will feature two prominent experts on the
subject of Gabriel's Rebellion, discussing this landmark in Virginia
history: Dr. Michael Nicholls, professor emeritus of history at Utah
State University and author of "Whispers of Rebellion: Narrating
Gabriel's Conspiracy," and Dr. Philip J. Schwarz, professor emeritus of history at VCU and author of "Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Document
History." Schwarz is also emeritus of the VCU Friends of the Library Board.
These two books, "Whispers of Rebellion" and "Gabriel's Conspiracy," both recently published by the University of Virginia Press, aim to present a
complete account of the rebellion.
This event is in partnership with the Year of Freedom Committee, the VCU Department of History, the VCU Department of African American Studies and the Library of Virginia, which is also hosting a related lecture at noon on March 13 at the library, 800 E. Broad St. Details:
"Pinning Gabriel's Rebellion
Lecture Hall, Library of Virginia
Using the new website HistoryPin, historians Gregg Kimball and authors Nicholls and Schwarz will trace the
activities and events leading up to the best-planned--and potentially
most damaging--slave insurrection in Virginia. The region's geography and
the library's documents are merged on the website to graphically depict
the actions and aftermath of the Henrico bondsman. This program is
presented in partnership with VCU Libraries.
Save the dates: VCU Libraries hosts three sessions on digital scholarship March 26, April 25 and May 2. Registration for these free sessions for faculty and graduate students will open after spring break.
Digital Pragmata (Digital Things) Forums
1 to 3 p.m., followed by reception
Visualizing the Digital
Design, ideas and platforms
- Edward L. Ayers, president, University of Richmond, pioneer in the digital humanities
- Amanda French, THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp) coordinator, Center for History and New Media, George Mason University
- Emily Smith, executive director, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, curator and creator of InLight Richmond
- Moderator: Roy D. McKelvey, associate professor, Department of Graphic Design, VCU, co-founder of Loop: AIGA Journal of Interactive Design Education
1 to 3 p.m., followed by a reception
Creation, scholarship and organization
- Ben Fino-Radin, digital conservator for Rhizome at the New Museum and manager of the Museum of Modern Art Digital Repository
- Francesca Fiorani, associate professor, History of Art and Architecture, UVA, director of Leonardo da Vinci and His Treatise on Painting
- Michael Poston, digital texts editor and encoding architect, Folger Shakespeare Library
- Moderator: Joshua Eckhardt, associate professor, Department of English, VCU, and founding, general co-editor of British Virginia
Noon to 2 p.m.
Avenues, resources and support for projects
- Jessica Venable, grant analyst, Office of Research, VCU
- David Holland, research and entrepreneurship specialist, School of the Arts, VCU
Richmonder Carmen Foster will speak about the history and legacy of Hartshorn Memorial College in "Another Untold Story of Race and Richmond" March 28 at 2 p.m. in Special Collections and Archives, Fourth Floor, James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave.
Hartshorn Memorial College, a private school for African-American women, was founded in 1883 by Ebenezer Baptist Church. The school was located at the corner of Lombardy and Leigh Streets and merged with Virginia Union University in 1932.
Foster will present on this important piece of Richmond's past, her family ties, and the challenges that some of the school's graduates faced because of race in the early-20th-century South. Foster, a longtime supporter of the VCU Friends of the Library, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia. A reception will follow will follow her presentation.
- This event, in partnership with the Year of Freedom Committee, is free and open to the public.
- Registration is requested to assist the planning of the event and to facilitate seating. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.
- Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street and West Main Street parking decks.
- If special accommodations are needed, or to register offline, please call (804) 828-0593 before March 25.
VCU Libraries' Yuki Hibben will speak Sunday afternoon Feb. 10 at the University
of Mary Washington Galleries in Fredericksburg.
An expert on book art, Hibben is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and assistant head, Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library. Her topic will be "Opening the Page: The Evolution of Artists' Books." She plans to discuss the history of artists' books and the value of artists' books in academic and studio programs.
- The image-packed presentation is free and open to the public.
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10,
- University of Mary Washington, Combs Hall, Room 139 More
At VCU Libraries, Hibben oversees collection development and management of rare and ephemera and helps shape and expand existing top-tier collections in the comic arts and book arts within the VCU Libraries system. She holds a B.A. in fine arts and an Master in Fine Arts as well as a library science degree. She teaches innovative courses, including one in fall 2012 on "The Portrait as Community."
is open for this free, public program.
VCU Libraries will open Friday on a delayed schedule due to icy road conditions in metro Richmond.
James Branch Cabell Library plans to open at 9:30 a.m. Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences plans to open at 10 a.m.