Through Sun., March 15, 2009 – “Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database,” Corridor Gallery, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. For more information: Julie Delliquanti, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.727.0136, http://web.library.emory.edu/libraries/schatten/.
Through Sat., Aug. 8, 2009 – “Slave, Soldier, Citizen: The Journey of William H. Scott,” Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Level 10, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. For more information: Randall Burkett, email@example.com, 404.727.0129, http://marbl.library.emory.edu/current-exhibitions.html.
Tues., March 17, 2009 – “Fundamental Sounds: The Early Letters of Samuel Beckett,” readings by Edward Albee, Salman Rushdie, Brenda Bynum and Robert Shaw-Smith. 8 p.m., Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322. Free and open to the public. For more information: Melissa Holm, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.727.2981, http://www.graduateschool.emory.edu/about/special.php?entity_id=97.
Wed., March 18, 2009 – “A Creativity Conversation with Edward Albee and Rosemary Magee,” 3 p.m., Center for Ethics Commons, Room 102, Emory University Center for Ethics, 1531 Dickey Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322. Free and open to the public. For more information: Melissa Holm, email@example.com, 404.727.2981, http://www.graduateschool.emory.edu/about/special.php?entity_id=97.
Wed., March 18, 2009 – Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series: Campbell McGrath, 6 p.m., Jones Room, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. Free and open to the public. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.727.6887, http://marbl.library.emory.edu/events-and-exhibitions.html.
Thurs., March 19, 2009 – Beckett Film Marathon, 4-10 p.m., White Hall Room 110, 301 Dowman Dr., Atlanta, GA 30322. Free and open to the public. For more information: Melissa Holm, email@example.com, 404.727.2981, http://www.graduateschool.emory.edu/about/special.php?entity_id=97.
Fri., March 20, 2009 – Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series, 8 p.m., Schwartz Center, Emerson Concert Hall. Vocal sextet Lionheart with Vega String Quartet perform Phil Kline’s composition “John the Revelator,” which sets passages from Samuel Beckett’s novel “The Unnamable” to music. For information and tickets: Arts at Emory box office, www.arts.emory.edu, 404.727.5050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tues., Apr. 7, 2009 – Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series: Li-Young Lee, 6 p.m., Jones Room, Level 3, Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322. Free and open to the public. For more information: email@example.com, 404.727.6887, http://marbl.library.emory.edu/events-and-exhibitions.html.
Fri., Apr. 17-Sat., Apr. 18, 2009 – “The Future of Digital Scholarship: Preparation, Training, Curricula,” Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329. Invitation-only event. Featuring experts discussing the preparation needed for digital scholarship work, particularly research, publications using digital media, and digital projects. Co-sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources and Emory University Libraries. For more information: Connie Moon Sehat, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.727.0721, http://disc.library.emory.edu.
Fri., Apr. 24, 2009 – “A Keeping of Records: The Art and Life of Alice Walker,” 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Goizueta Business School auditorium, 1300 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322. Registration fee: $20; free to all students. A symposium composed of scholars, artists and activists celebrating the art and life of Alice Walker, and commemorating the opening to the public of the Alice Walker archive and exhibition. To register visit www.jwji.emory.edu or call 404.727.2515. Registration deadline: April 15, 2009. For more information: Rudolph Byrd, email@example.com, 404.727.2515.
Fri., Apr. 24, 2009 – “Reflections on the Turning of the Wheel, Living a Life of Freedom and Choice,” a talk by Alice Walker
8 p.m., Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1652 N. Decatur Rd., Atlanta, GA 30322. Free and open to the public. For more information: Rudolph Byrd, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.727.2515.
“Illuminating hidden civil rights collections”
Feb. 16, 2009
Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library will share a $900,000 grant to bring to public notice more than a dozen “hidden” manuscript collections on the civil rights era.
“How do you value a historical e-mail?”
New Scientist, United Kingdom
Feb. 13, 2009
When Emory University Libraries bought author Salman Rushdie's archive in 2006, it received a desktop computer, three laptops, an external hard drive and a Treo smartphone alongside paper files.
“Collection of literary works revealed for first time”
Press & Journal, Scotland
Feb. 11, 2009
St. Andrews is very lucky to have acquired the collection since many American universities, such as Emory, are buying up the papers of eminent British and Irish writers, most recently those of Seamus Heaney and Salman Rushdie. http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1071348?UserKey
“Rushdie, Emory mix movies, writing”
Feb. 10, 2009
Writer Salman Rushdie will present a lecture called “Adaptation” just before the Academy Awards. His talk, which will examine how art “migrates” from one form to another, is set for 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at Emory University’s Glenn Memorial Auditorium.
“SUNDAY CONVERSATION WITH … Elizabeth Alexander”
Feb. 8, 2009
So how hard is it to try to measure up to inaugural poets Robert Frost, Maya Angelou and Miller Williams? Yale University professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander says it’s not a question of measuring up, but of distinguishing oneself.
Feb. 5, 2009
Apparently, Salman Rushdie is a writer in residence at our very own Emory University (and a distinguished one at that!). Rushdie will hold a public lecture on February 22 at Emory. According to the university: Salman Rushdie will consider the process by which art in one form is “translated” or “migrates” into another form and, by extension, the way people of one world are transplanted or “translated,” or remade into another.
“DeKalb gears up for African-American History Month”
Feb. 4, 2009
The exhibition “Slave, Soldier, Citizen: The Journey of William H. Scott” will be on display through Aug. 8 at Emory University.
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“Rushdie to speak at Emory University this month”
Associated Press – featured by Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, World News Network, WTVM-TV in Columbus, Ga., WXIA-TV in Atlanta and WMAZ-TV in Macon
Feb. 3, 2009
Author Salman Rushdie is returning to Emory University this month to give a lecture.
Ledger-Enquirer (link not available)
World News Network http://article.wn.com/view/2009/02/02/Rushdie_to_speak_at_Emory_University_this_month/
WMAZ http://www.13wmaz.com/article/20090202/NEWS02/90202017/1005/NEWS01(link not available)
“Homage to Burroughs is true to his restless, bizarre genius”
Jan. 25, 2009
The rebellious spirit of William Burroughs invades Eyedrum for a one-night stand, just in time for the 50th anniversary of his Beat Generation bible, “Naked Lunch.” The program – a film screening and a small exhibit from the Danowski Collection at Emory University’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Library – focuses on Burroughs’ collaboration with artist Brion Gysin in the early 1960s. http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/content/printedition/2009/01/25/burroughs0125.html?cxtype=rss&cxsvc=7&cxcat=23
Jan. 20, 2009
Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book “Native Guard.” Her parents had an interracial marriage while it was still illegal in Mississippi, and Trethewey’s poetry often draws on her childhood as a biracial child in the south. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99474984
“Civil rights activists share views of inauguration”
McClatchy News Service – featured by Macon.com and Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Jan. 18 and 19, 2009
“The election of Barack Obama is a landmark event in the history of the modern civil rights movement,” said Rudolph Byrd, professor of American studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/story/584854.html (link not available)
“Obama's ways cool to some, new to others”
Jan. 25, 2009
For many young Americans, there was nothing special about watching President Barack Obama on the dance floor, bumping his hips against his partner's to the beat of Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours." After all, this was in keeping with the country they grew up in, a place where black and white culture meld into something wholly American. “This is why the younger generation supported him,” said Rudolph Byrd, a professor of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
“Tracking the rights struggle”
Times-Picayune, New Orleans
Dec. 22, 2008
Tulane's Amistad Research Center and two Atlanta institutions are sharing a $900,000 grant to create cataloging records of their materials concerning the civil-rights movement that are available online. The money, which will be used during the next three years, came from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The other recipients are Emory University and the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center.
“Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database debuts at Emory”
Dec. 20, 2008
Two years in the making at Emory, the free and interactive Web-based resource documents the slave trade from Africa to the New World between the 16th and 19th centuries, says David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History and one of the scholars who originally published "The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade" as a CD-ROM in 1999. He and Martin Halbert, director of digital innovations for Emory Libraries, directed the work that made the online “Voyages” project expandable, interactive and publicly accessible.
“Emory unveils slavery database”
“Web Database Catalogs Slaves’ Trans-Atlantic Treks”
Dec. 5 and 6, 2008
Historians hope a new Web database will help bring millions of blacks closer to their African ancestors who were forced onto slave ships, connecting them to their heritage in a way that has long been possible for white Europeans.
—Maureen McGavin, KeyWords writer/editor