February 2007 Archives

"Mastering the Art of Cooking: Cookbooks as Historical Resources"

Friday, March 2. Join us at noon for a "First Fridays" presentation in 120 Andersen Library. Cookbooks can be a surprisingly rich source of historical information, and cookbook collections are becoming more common in academic libraries. This presentation will explore cookbook collections as research materials and individual cookbooks as historical artifacts. Speakers: Julie Kelly, Magrath Library; Donna Gabaccia, Department of History/Immigration History Research Center; Linda Schloff, Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest Historical Society; Beth Kaplan, University Archives. View the flyer for more details.

Professor Eithne Luibheid to lecture March 1.

The Global Sexualities Research Collaborative is pleased to announce that Professor Eithne Luibheid, author of Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border, will present a lecture Thursday, March 1st at 3:30 p.m. in Room 402 in Walter Library(U of Minnesota). Luibheid is a member of the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Arizona, as well as the director for the Committee on LGBT Studies. Her talk, is entitled "Genealogy, Intimacy, and the Shifting Boundaries Between Legal and Illegal Immigration." Refreshments and a brief reception will follow the presentation. (more...)

Norman Johnston DeWitt Fellowship awarded

Congratulations to Jeff Manuel who has been awarded the Dewitt Fellowship for 2007-08. Each Department can nominate only one candidate, and there is only one fellowship awarded annually in this particular University-wide competition which supports advanced graduate students in the humanities. Jeff is a member of the IHRC's Faculty and Student Advisory Council and a graduate instructor in the History Department.