Category Archives: Events & Exhibitions

From Past to Policy: Using History to Make History

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The Scone Foundation Archivist of the Year Award
Monday, November 17, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Recipient: Dr. Conrad Crane, Director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute

Hosted by Stanley Cohen and Monroe Price.
Sponsored by The
Scone Foundation, Columbia University Libraries, and the Columbia Journalism Review.

Dr. Crane will be introduced by Professor Richard Kohn, Professor of History and Peace, War, and Defense, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Columbia University
Casa Italiana
1161 Amsterdam Avenue

An Evening with Amiri Baraka

Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

at the Union Theological Seminary’s Social Hall, 3041 Broadway at 121st Street.

Amiri Baraka, born in 1934, in Newark, New Jersey, is the author of over 40 books of essays, poems, drama, and music history and criticism, a poet icon and political activist who has read and lectured on cultural and political issues extensively in the USA, the Caribbean, Africa, and Europe.

Reception immediately following.

%@#$**?!: From a Ten-Cent Plague to a Ninth Art in 90 Minutes

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Monday, December 1, 2008, 8:00 p.m.

Art Spiegelman is back. The brilliant cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the graphic novel Maus will speak in his engaging, brilliant way about comics with David Hadju,

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Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the author of the recent much-praised book on comics, The Ten-Cent Plague as well as an earlier book on Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and their circle.

This event is free and open to the public.
No tickets, no registration necessary.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

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Altschul Auditorium
417 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street

For the location of the International Affairs Building, click this link: http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/international_affairs.html.

Co-sponsored by the Heyman Center for the Humanities

Some Afterthoughts on the Age of Reagan

A Herbert Lehman Lecture
co-sponsored by the Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History and the Friends of the Columbia Libraries

Thursday, September 18, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Sean Wilentz
Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor of History, Princeton University

Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor
Journalism Building
2950 Broadway

Reception immediatly following.
To attend, please register by sending an e-mail to cul-events@columbia.edu or visiting www.alumni.libraries.columbia.edu

Conference: Lionel Trilling and His Legacy

Sponsored by Columbia University Press, the Friends of the Columbia Libraries, the Lionel Trilling Seminars of the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Department of English & Comparative Literature, and the Simon H. Rifkind Center for the Humanities and the Arts, City College, CUNY

Friday, October 3, 2008, 1:30–7:00 p.m.

Graduate Student Lounge, 301Philosophy Hall
1150 Amsterdam Avenue
Featuring Ross Posnock, Louis Menand, Geraldine Murphy, Jonathan Arac, Steven Marcus, John Rosenberg, George Stade, Fritz Stern, and Michael Wood
A reception will immediately follow the conference proceedings.

For more information regarding this event, please visit the website at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/english/Trilling/index.htm.

4th Annual New York Times “Great Read” on Oct. 5th

Join us for a free day of fun and books, plus live entertainment, on-site children’s bookstore, readings, book signings and giveaways.

The New York Times has partnered with children’s libraries from the three public library systems of New York City – Brooklyn Public Library, The New York Public Library and Queens Library – to establish the list of Favorite New York City Stories.  Celebrities from film, TV, community and Broadway will read from the 20 books on the list live at the Great Children’s Read!  Please click here to see the full schedule.

Featured entertainment at the Target Children’s Stage this year will include performances by Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players, Mercer Mayer, Playhouse Disney’s “Johnny and the Sprites,” Jane O’Connor, Playhouse Disney’s “Choo-Choo Soul,” Jacky Davis & David Solomon, Peter Howe, Matthew Reinhart, Common, They Might Be Giants, Laurence Yep and Yo Gabba Gabba.  There also will be a performance and signing by American singer-songwriter and actress Lisa Loeb.  The Target Children’s Stage is part of Target’s national initiative, Ready. Sit. Read!, a program that fosters a love for reading at an early age.

Come rain or shine on Sunday, October 5th.  Hosted by Columbia University, Broadway & 116th Street.  Admission is free and open to the public. Bring the whole family!

The Social Gospel in Black and White: Reverdy Ransom and the Politics of the Color Line

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Gary Dorrien
Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics
Union Theological Seminary

Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway at 121st Street
Reception at 6:00, panel at 6:30

To attend, please register by sending an e-mail to cul-events@columbia.edu or visiting www.alumni.libraries.columbia.edu

Scholarly Communication Series to Feature Harvard’s Stuart Shieber on Open-Access Initiatives

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
Jed D. Satow Conference Room of Lerner Hall on Columbia’s Morningside Campus

Stuart Shieber
James O. Welch, Jr. and Virginia B. Welch Professor of Computer Science; Director, Center for Research on Computation and Society; and Director, Office for Scholarly Communication,
Harvard University

This event is the first in the speaker series on today’s pivotal issues in scholarly communication organized by the Scholarly Communication Program of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. For information on the series, “Research Without Borders: The Changing World of Scholarly Communication,” please email Kathryn Pope at kp2002@columbia.edu, or visit http://scholcomm.columbia.edu/?q=content/events-calendar.

Conference: Saving the History of Printing

Sponsored by the American Printing History Association and Columbia University Libraries.

Friday, October 10-Sunday, October 12, 2008
Events held at both the Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, and Columbia University’s Kellogg Center, 420 West 118th Street.
Note: There is a fee for attending, and registration is required.

For more information, including the complete conference schedule, visit www.printinghistory.org.

“Reflections on George Arthur Plimpton: The Man and the Collection”

Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbia Libraries

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Robert A. McCaughey
Professor of History, Barnard College

Jennifer B. Lee
Librarian for Public Services & Programs, Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Butler Library, Room 523
535 West 114th Street

Reception and viewing of the exhibition, “The Tools of Learning: George Arthur Plimpton’s Legacy to Columbia University” immediately following in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Butler Library, 6th Floor, East).

To attend, please register by sending an e-mail to cul-events@columbia.edu or visiting www.alumni.libraries.columbia.edu