March 2009 Archives

IHRC Collections Contribute to Greek Museum Exhibition

The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation announces the opening on March 20 of the exhibition The Journey : The Greek American Dream at the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum N. & S. Tsalapatas-Volos in Greece.

Spring Break at the IHRC

The IHRC and Elmer L. Andersen Library will be open to researchers Monday, March 16 through Thursday, March 19. The building will be closed to researchers on Friday, March 20, which is a university holiday.

Conference Explores North Africa as Central to 20th Century

Historians from Europe and the United States have often treated North Africa as marginal to the central dramas of the twentieth century. "Placing the Maghrib at the Center of the 20th Century: From Colonial Histories to Post-Colonial Societies" will examine the role of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in the unfolding of the recent past.

Professor Donna Gabaccia at University of Warwick

IHRC Director Donna R. Gabaccia currently is a Visiting Scholar in the Immigration program of the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. In May 2009, she will be a Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick and participate in an international symposium on diaspora studies.

"Racism vs. Xenophobia" event on March 13

Racism and xenophobia have long shaped the circumstances under which people emigrate, as well as the opportunities and constraints facing immigrants and their communities. Explore this topic at a presentation and discussion to be held 3-5 p.m. on Friday, March 13, at 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library.

National Archives of Estonia & IHRC Form Partnership

During March 2009, the IHRC welcomes representatives from the National Archives of Estonia (Rahvusarhiiv) to the University of Minnesota as part of an international partnership promoting preservation of and access to Estonian cultural materials.