June 2010 Archives

The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition by Michael Nordskog and Aaron Hautala will soon be released through the University of Minnesota Press following a two year pursuit by the authors to find notable saunas.

Teamwork may not be typical for historians, but it has become second nature to James Oberly, Annemarie Steidl, and Wladimir Fischer as they collaborate to conduct their team research project, "Understanding the Migration Experience: The Austrian-American Connection, 1870-1914."

Tools for Discovery grant funds digital letters pilot project at IHRC

The IHRC has received a $4,000 Tools for Discovery grant from the U's College of Liberal Arts for a project titled "A Heart Connects Us: Immigrant Letters and the Experience of Migration." The grant supports work on a pilot project to digitize, translate, and create access online and through an exhibition to letters written by immigrants in North America.

Web Systems and Servers Maintenance on June 19

The IHRC and Global REM websites are among those scheduled for routine server maintenance on June 19 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Systems may be shut down without warning during this period. Both sites should be online again after 6 p.m.

IHRC Spring/Summer 2010 Newsletter is online

Three members of the Minnesota 2.0 team ­Justin Schell, Andy Wilhide, and Mustafa Jumale­participated in this year's World Language Day, a yearly event that brings high school students to the University of Minnesota to explore the languages and cultures of the world.