Upcoming Events and Exhibits
In the digital age, everyone is a publisher or a maker or a creator. With the success and popularity of last year's series, VCU Libraries, in concert with the VCU School of the Arts, again presents a series for 2016–2017 on the nuances of copyright for artists, designers and art scholars.
Acclaimed multi-genre fiction writer Colson Whitehead presents his latest book, the National Book Award–winning novel The Underground Railroad, a haunting fusion of historical fiction and magical realism that tells the story of a pair of slaves who attempt to escape the South using an actual secret network of tunnels and tracks beneath the earth. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a book sale and signing and a public reception.
Students, faculty, staff and health professionals are invited to screen engaging documentaries on health science topics followed by discussions about how the subject matter relates to current work at VCU and impacts global health.
In 1958 Center Point, Va., mixed-race couple Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested and convicted for being together as husband and wife. The Loving v. Virginia U.S. Supreme Court case affirmed marriage as a basic civil right, regardless of race. This case was later cited in same-sex marriage cases for LGBTQ citizens. Jeff Nichol’s 2016 film Loving illuminates the importance of the right to marriage through his intimate portrayal of the impact of Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws on the Lovings' relationship and family life. The film celebrates their firm resolve, founded in love, to overcome their legal and social challenges.
A day of drop-in workshops for graduate students and advanced researchers, designed to help make your research process better, faster and smarter. Topics include research poster design, science/arts collaboration, authors' rights, networking and research tips and tricks.
This installment of the Digital Pragmata series examines how animation and motion graphics can be used to visualize and explain data. Our speakers all come from different backgrounds in animation as well journalism, science and graphic design. See how the worlds of science and art collide when it comes to how we absorb data.
32nd Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture: "Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition" by Marni Davis
Marni Davis, associate professor of history at Georgia State University, presents her book Jews and Booze: Becoming American in the Age of Prohibition. The book discusses the involvement of Jews in the trafficking of alcohol during Prohibition and how this involvement enflamed anti-Semitism and brought to the surface tensions within the Jewish community over Jewish identity and the interest in full integration into American culture. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A public reception will follow.
The Folger Shakespeare Library's Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) project proudly presents a transcribathon here in James Branch Cabell Library. At the transcribathon, people will get together to transcribe and encode handwritten Early Modern documents. The purpose of the event is to help the Folger Shakespeare Library make clean transcriptions of its documents so that the documents are more readable and thus more usable for researchers and students around the globe.
Tompkins-McCaw Library is proud to host the traveling National Library of Medicine exhibit "For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care" The exhibit draws from a variety of sources to detail the history of Healthcare Reform in the United States.
Speaker Wayne Wiegand, Professor of Library and Information Studies Emeritus at Florida State University, follows court records and newspapers of young black resilience, energy, and determination to desegregate Jim Crow era public libraries. Open These Hallowed Doors documents their activities, and brings to the present generation the largely untold story of their courage and resolve.