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Lectures & Presentations

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June 10, 2013

Papermaking: Friends Appreciation Night

Last month, the Friends of the Libraries hosted a special event for Friends Appreciation night: an opportunity for Friends members to learn about the art of handmade paper at the UW Art Lofts.  The workshop included a tour of the facility, an exhibition of examples of handmade paper (including paper dresses), and a hands-on workshop [...]

May 7, 2013

Artist Talk: Concept to (Political) Action: Pop-Up Artists’ Books, featuring Shawn Sheehy

Next week, Chicago artist and paper engineer Shawn Sheehy will talk about the inspiration for his engaging sculptural books that explore environmental politics. In his books, Shawn Sheehy’s images of plants, animals, and even landscapes literally move. Sheehy made his first pop-up book as a design student at Madison Area Technical College, and for the [...]

April 22, 2013

Annual Schewe Lecture this week: The Future of [Handmade] Paper with Tim Barrett

This spring, UW-Madison Libraries plays host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit runs from April 15 through June [...]

April 11, 2013

Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper

 This spring, UW-Madison Libraries will host an exciting exhibit and event series focusing on the history and artistry of paper. Text Support: A Library Exhibit About Paper is a multi-library exhibit co-curated by Tracy Honn of Silver Buckle Press and Lyn Korenic of the Kohler Art Library.  The exhibit will run from April 15 through [...]

March 29, 2013

Hands-on Health Science at HSLC/Ebling Library during Science Expeditions 2013

UW-Madison’s Science Expeditions 2013 runs on campus from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7. The majority of the Exploration Stations on the east side of campus will be at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, but this year, Science Expeditions will extend  to Health Sciences Learning Center’s atrium and the Ebling Library on the west [...]

March 13, 2013

Data Day, March 21st

Data Day is a one day symposium is intended to cover topics surrounding the use of data in humanities and social sciences research.  The event is organized by Research Data Services and the Humanities Research Bridge and sponsored by the UW CIO and Vice Provost for IT and the General Library System.   Spread the word and [...]

March 8, 2013

World Records: The Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s & the Future of Historic Sound Recordings

“World Records” celebrates Mills Music Library‘s acquisition of the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish 78s. This conference and concert will focus on the important role that Mills and other sound archives play in historical study and the cultural continuity of communities.  The Symposium will also include discussions of critical issues related to preservation, dissemination, technology, ownership, [...]

March 7, 2013

On Wisconsin, On Film event a huge success

Despite the Snow Emergency in Madison this week, the Treasures of the Libraries event, On Wisconsin, On Film: Historic Films from the University Archives, was a rousing success.  According to Images and Media Archivist and co-host, Vicki Tobias, the event was standing room only. Over 100 people from campus and the greater Madison community packed [...]

March 7, 2013

Gallery Talk for “Parts & Wholes” Exhibit in Special Collections

Judith Kaplan, Ph.D., History of Science, and guest co-curator for the exhibit “Parts and Wholes,” will offer a gallery talk in Special Collections (976 Memorial Library) this Friday.  Her talk will address the process of selecting books, periodicals, and museum specimens from Special Collections, Silver Buckle Press, the Ebling Library Historical Collections, the Zoological Museum, [...]

March 4, 2013

Evolving Directions Lecture on Senses & the Arts

The intersection of the senses and the arts is the theme for the next Evolving Directions lecture, scheduled for this Friday, March 8, from 1:30-3:00pm in Memorial, Rm. 126. Please mark your calendars to attend this very special presentation by Prof. Henry Drewal and Faisal Abdu’allah on their teaching and research on the senses and [...]

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