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Feb
7
Tue
“Darwin and Museums” Lecture @ C106, Holmes Hall
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
"Darwin and Museums" Lecture @ C106, Holmes Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Public lecture by Dr. Sam Alberti, Keeper of Science & Technology, National Museums Scotland, “Darwin and Museums,” Feb 7, 7:30pm, C106 Holmes Hall. Organized by Lyman Briggs College, co-sponsored by Museum Studies.

Feb
22
Wed
“Mid-Michigan Modern” Lecture @ Alden B. Dow Home and Studio
Feb 22 all-day
"Mid-Michigan Modern" Lecture @ Alden B. Dow Home and Studio | Midland | Michigan | United States

Lecture by Prof. Susan J. Bandes

Sponsored by Mid-Century Modern Midland

Feb
27
Mon
Japanese Twitterature & End of the World @ 228 Erickson Hall
Feb 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Japanese Twitterature & End of the World @ 228 Erickson Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Hard Rain Falling: Japanese Twitterature and the End of the World

This talk examines the history of the Twitter novel in Japan and the use of that form in the immediate aftermath of the triple disasters of March 11, 2011. When the earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima catastrophes struck, telephone connections were disrupted and mainstream media failed to provide the immediate news citizens craved. So many turned to social media for facts streaming from the disasters, while a subset of the population took solace in fiction and poetry posted on those same venues. This talk examines the ways the short, micro, or flash fiction posted on twitter helped readers cope with the trauma, understand the events, and re-imagine possible futures.

Reception to follow.

Jonathan E. Abel is an Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Comparative Literature at Penn State University. His recent work looks at the history of new media in Japan in order to examine the interrelations of representations and reality.

Sponsors and funding support by: Asian Studies Center, Japan Foundation of New York

Leading Voices Series: W. Kamau Bell @ Pasant Theatre
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Leading Voices Series: W. Kamau Bell @ Pasant Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Leading Voices Presents: The W. Kamau Bell Curve, Ending Racism in about an Hour
Mar
22
Wed
Hindu Devotional Universalisms in 19th-century Bengal @ A122 Wells Hall
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm

Hindu Devotional Universalisms in 19th-century Bengal
with Dr. Abhishek Ghosh
Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University

Mar
23
Thu
“Mid‐Michigan Modern: Lansing Architects and Their Clients” Lecture @ Lansing Public Library
Mar 23 @ 5:36 am – 6:36 am
"Mid‐Michigan Modern: Lansing Architects and Their Clients" Lecture @ Lansing Public Library | Lansing | Michigan | United States

Lecture presented by the Historical Society of Greater Lansing and the Capital Area District Library, Lansing Public Library

“Mid‐Michigan Modern: Lansing Architects and Their Clients”

Susan J. Bandes  March 23, 2017, 7 pm

Lansing Public Library

401 South Capitol Avenue

Mar
27
Mon
Digital Collections with Omeka Workshop @ 3W Instruction Room, Main Library
Mar 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Digital Collections with Omeka Workshop @ 3W Instruction Room, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Learn how to install, build, customize, and organize your own digital collections with the Omeka platform.

Find out more at http://digitalhumanities.msu.edu/event/digital-collections-with-omeka/

Register at http://bookings.lib.msu.edu/event/3000758

Apr
3
Mon
Exhibiting Collections through Time & Space Workshop @ 3W Instruction Room, Main Library
Apr 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Sep
14
Thu
Visiting Artist Lecture: Aaron McIntosh @ S. Kedzie, Rm 107
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Artist Lecture: Aaron McIntosh @ S. Kedzie, Rm 107 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Cross-disciplinary artist and Fiber Professor at VCU, Aaron McIntosh mixes textiles, sculpture, drawing, collage, and photography to find intersections of material culture, family tradition, sexual desire and identity politics. Recently his work has been featured in Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in NY and Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters at the CAFMA.

Sep
27
Wed
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Gabrielle Vail @ Abrams Planetarium
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Visiting Scholar Lecture: Dr. Gabrielle Vail @ Abrams Planetarium | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Dr. Gabrielle Vail specializes in Mayan archaeology, epigraphy, and ethno-history. Deciphering indigenous astronomies and cosmologies as seen in pre-Hispanic Mayan texts and textile designs will be the focus of her talk. Vail is based at UNC, Chapel Hill where she is the Program Director for InHerit: Passed to Present in the Research Labs of Archaeology.

 

This lecture is additionally sponsored by the Abrams Planetarium, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, and the Department of Anthropology.