February 2010 Archives

Virtual Guestbook: Early March 2010 Visitors

Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia, Sciences-Po, Paris, will visit IHRC on March 4 to give a presentation, and Italian journalist Francesco Durante will begin extended research at the IHRC the same day. Kristel Tammik and Margit Laanemets of the National Archives of Estonia will begin a month-long residency on March 8 as visiting scholars at the IHRC.

New Collection Descriptions

New descriptive information has recently been posted for five collections: Papers of Raisa Zuk-Hryskievic, Oral History of Ramon Leon (Latino Economic Development Center, Minneapolis), Oral History of Nyango Nambangi (Minnesota African Women's Association), Ivan Czuy Papers, and Ivan Batiuk Papers.

IHRCStaff to Honor Volunteers and Halyna Myroniuk on March 9

Save the Date! Please join us in celebrating the many contributions of IHRC volunteers and the distinguished career of Halyna Myroniuk at the IHRC at our 2010 Appreciation Event, 4:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Symbols and Language in the Transmission of Culture

Join IHRC and our partners Feb. 25-26 for events on the communication of culture and identity through symbolic communication and language. Marija Dalbello speaks at noon on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Andersen Library, and several speakers will discuss the history of Hmong written language later that evening and on Friday, Feb. 26, at other locations.

Virtual Guestbook: IHRC Visiting Scholars

The IHRC hosted Guido Tintori for much of last week as a presenter for Global Race, Ethnicity and Migration events. Ulla Aaatsinki conducted research in the IHRC collections for the week and presented her work at a Research-in-Progress Talk. We will welcome Rachel Batch on Feb. 18 for extended research.

Feb. 11 GREM Events Will be Held at IHRC as Scheduled

Global Race, Ethnicity and Migration events will be held at the IHRC, 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library, as scheduled. The noon seminar is unchanged, and the afternoon panel at 2:30 pm will continue with two panelists (Donna Gabaccia and Guido Tintori) rather than three participants. We look forward to seeing you!

Lunch and Learn: From the Tropics to the Snowbelt Midwest

Thursday, March 25, 2010, Noon - 1:00 p.m., $15 - includes lunch
Presenter: Dr. Cawo Abdi, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Let's have a conversation about how the face of Minnesota is changing. This season's Lunch and Learn series will focus on immigration.

"The Journey: The Greek American Dream" Opens in Soufli, Greece

The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation has organized the exhibition "The Journey: The Greek American Dream" which is opening February 5, 2010, in the multi-purpose hall of the Silk Museum, Soufli, Thrace, in Greece. The exhibition features many images from the IHRC's historical archives.

"Linked Lives" Teach-In Today at Coffman Memorial Union!

Join scholars, activists, educators and community members in exploring immigrant involvement in homelands and the ways that those connections are interpreted by others. IHRC sponsors a full slate of speakers, showings of "Letters from Karelia," and discussion panels at Coffman Memorial Union. Click on "Linked Lives" program agenda for times and speakers or the calendar notice (on right) for more information.