September 2010 Archives

"We Rock Long Distance" Documents Minnesota's Hip-Hop Influences

University of Minnesota graduate student Justin Schell will travel to Ghana next month with M.anifest to film musical collaboration between one of Minnesota's most talented rising musical stars and his grandfather, a noted scholar and musician from a different African generation.

Proposals are now being accepted by the University of Minnesota and Cornell University for three programs funding research on "Abundance and Scarcity," that fit within the University of Minnesota Press Quadrant initiative, or promise collaboration with researchers studying "Settlement, Integration & Membership."

Capacity in the Cavern: It's a Long Race, but IHRC is in Great Shape

By Haven Hawley, IHRC Program Director
While space (and budgets) are getting tighter here at the University, the Immigration History Research Center is making headway in processing its print collections -- with the support of our community friends.

Immigration & Ethnic History Society Requests Panel Proposals for 2012 OAH

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society encourages IEHS members to submit panel proposals for the Organization of American Historians Annual Conference to be held in Milwaukee, April 19-22, 2012.

UMN Press Hosts Book Launch for Authors of Finnish Sauna History

The University of Minnesota Press announces a reception for Michael Nordskog and Aaron Hautala, author and photographer of The Opposite of Cold: The Northwoods Finnish Sauna Tradition starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the American Swedish Institute.

Angles of Incidence (2006) video installation in Minneapolis MN

The Finnish/British duo of Minna Rainio and Mark Roberts present the three-channel installation, Angles of Incidence (2006) at the Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis MN. The actual voices of Somali and Afghan refugees are juxtaposed with images of the empty rooms through which they must pass on their journey to becoming Finnish citizens.

Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant awarded to IHRC

The Minnesota Historical Society has awarded a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant to the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) at the University of Minnesota. The project titled Minnesota's Immigrant Life Writings will identify unpublished Minnesota collections with an emphasis on letters, diaries, memoirs and oral histories in languages other than English and create an online directory that will help to make them more accessible to scholarly and community researchers.