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‘Contested Spaces’ is theme of 2014-2015 First Fridays

By August 25, 2014September 16th, 2023No Comments

First Fridays: Contested Spaces“Contested Spaces: Power in the Archives” is the theme of this year’s First Fridays series of presentations. Curators, archivists, and scholars from the University of Minnesota and beyond will explore the theme of power, a force that drives, changes, reforms, and challenges society.

Come and hear stories of how materials in Archives and Special Collections document hard questions, contested spaces, and transformational moments. Each month’s presentation is based on materials in the University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections. This series is made possible by a generous gift in honor of Dr. Edward B. Stanford by Governor and Mrs. Elmer L. Andersen.

Each event is held the first Friday of each month, October through May, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in room 120 of Elmer L. Andersen Library.

First Fridays 2014-2015 schedule

All events at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served
Free and open to the public

October 3, 2014

No Singular Expression: Unseen Diversity in the History of Computing
Presented by the Charles Babbage Institute

November 7, 2014
  • If it be not a sin…: Slavery and Revolt in the New World
    Presented by the James Ford Bell Library
  • The Power of Celebrity Chefs
    Presented by the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine


December 5, 2014
  • The Schaper Case: Academic Freedom and Institutional Power
    Presented by University Archives
  • From Homophile to Queer: Inclusion, Meaning and Power in Language
    Presented by the Tretter Collection
February 6, 2015
  • African American History Project: Searching Across 300 years of Black Collections
    Presented by the Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature
  • The Power of the Printing Press, 1450 to 1600
    Presented by the James Ford Bell Library
March 6, 2015
  • Record-building, “saving culture,” and starting archives: the role of American agencies and organizations in the experience of displaced persons
  • Power in the Archives: Contested issues in the history of social work
April 3, 2015
  • Children’s Literature: a case for empowerment
  • Empowerment and the YMCA
May 1, 2015

First Fridays – year end review panel

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