August 2008 Archives

Latvian Chorus "Shield of Songs" materials on-line

Selected materials from the IHRC's collection of records of the Latvian chorus "Shield of Songs" document the activities of the choir from its 1945 inception in a displaced persons camp in Germany through the following three decades. View images and read more.

Andersen Library Reading Room to Offer Saturday Hours

Patrons requesting materials in advance will have access to IHRC materials in the Elmer L. Andersen Library Reading Room on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm, starting Sept. 6, 2008. Limited services will be available in the Reading Room for all special collections at Andersen Library.

To complete an upcoming issue on Rac(e)ing Questions, the multidisciplinary online journal gender forum seeks two more contributions discussing intersections of race and gender in literature, film, or culture. We welcome contributions from all disciplines. Completed manuscripts should be submitted via email to gender forum by September 15, 2008.

The Fulbright German Studies Seminar offers U.S. scholars the opportunity to meet in Germany to discuss current issues relevant to both Germany and the international community. This year's seminar will be dedicated to "Germany's Future: New Parties - New Solutions?"

Umbertina awarded Premio Acerbi for 2008

Congratulations to novelist Helen Barolini whose Italian edition of Umbertina has been awarded the coveted Italian literary prize Premio Acerbi for 2008. Ms. Barolini conducted research in the IHRC collections...