Last month, Columbia University Libraries hosted “In Search of Empire: The 400th Anniversary of the House of Romanov,” an international conference that drew standing room only crowds to Room 203 Butler Library. Organized by Professor Irina Reyfman of the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, and Bakhmeteff Archive Curator Tanya Chebotarev, the conference was the […]
The Bolivarian Revolution and the future of Venezuela
With the death of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela faces an unpredictable future. I invite researchers interested in exploring Venezuela's recent political history and current affairs to dig deeper using Columbia University Libraries resources: EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) Get the latest country report and country profile of Venezuela. Also, browse the online archive of these weekly, monthly […]
How many world area librarians . . .
does it take to cut a ribbon? Thanks to all who came by our Open House last week. We enjoyed the good food, music, company and cheer. We are really settling into our space now that it is officially open. We've already broken in the conference room with a few meetings and a class session. […]
New e-resources on Africa at Columbia
Two new exciting resources on Africa are available to researchers at Columbia. Faculty and students at Columbia can now access "Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966," published by Adam Matthew. This digital collection features selected documents from the British Foreign and Colonial Office records held at the National Archives in Kew. "Spanning the full era of the […]
Open House, February 6: Please join us!
Welcome to Global Studies at CUL!
This new blog launches just as the Global Studies division of Columbia University Libraries / Information Services moves back into our newly renovated offices in the Lehman Social Sciences Library. Our blog, space, and name (we were formerly known as Area Studies) may all be new but the work that our division carries out has […]