Author: Nicole Breault

Encounters, A New Discussion Series

The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, and the University of Connecticut’s Humanities Institute, are launching a community engagement partnership with a new discussion series called Encounters. The partners will provide discussion leaders to engage in topics aimed at strengthening our ability to know ourselves and one another through respectful and challenging dialogue. This February and March, Encounters will focus on the fundamental documents that define our democracy.

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2/8 Career Pathways Event

Brown Bag Event
Wednesday, February 8
Wood Hall Basement Lounge
12:15-1:30pm

Kay Gruder from the Center for Career Development will be doing a presentation on using “The Versatile Ph.D.” website. Kay is a specialist in helping graduate students at the Center for Career Development, and getting to know her, as well as this valuable subscription website, will be helpful to all.

This site is a valuable on-line tool for graduate students considering careers outside traditional academic settings. https://versatilephd.com/
 
The Career Pathways Series is supported by an AHA Career Diversity Grant, the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, and the Department of History.

12/5 Career Pathways Event

“Digital Pathways in History”

Lecture
UConn Humanities Institute Conference Room
Babbidge Library, 4th floor
1:00-2:15pm

Dan Cohen
“The Digital Public Library of America and the History Around Us”
 
Dr. Cohen is the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, which is bringing together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and making them freely available to the world. Until 2013, he was Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. He is co-author of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), author of Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), and co-editor of Hacking the Academy (University of Michigan Press, 2012).
 

Career Pathways Roundtable
Wood Hall Basement Lounge
4:30pm

Speakers:
Dr. Cohen, (Ph.D. Yale University), Executive Director, Digital Public Library of America
Sara Georgini, (Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University), Assistant Editor, The Adams Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society
Professor Tom Scheinfeldt (D.Phil., Oxford University), Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design and Director of Digital Humanities in the Digital Media Center, UConn
Sara Sikes, UConn University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation, Scholarly Communications Design Studio Coordinator

Light refreshments will be served from 4-4:30. The roundtable will begin at 4:30.

11/28-11/29 Gender and History Series

Gender & History Series
 
Juliana Barr, Associate Professor, Duke University
Author of the prize-winning book Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands.
 
Monday, November 28, 4:30pm
Konover Auditorium, Thomas J. Dodd Center
Lecture: “War Came in the Form of a Woman: Spanish Saints and Demons in the American Southwest”
Reception to follow
 
Tuesday, November 29, 10:00-11:30am
Wood Hall Basement Lounge
Workshop: “La Dama Azul” (The Woman in Blue): An Origin Story for Colonial America, as told from an Indian Perspective”