September 2010 Archives
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 The project titled Minnesota's Immigrant Life Writings will identify unpublished Minnesota collections with an emphasis on letters, diaries, memoirs and oral histories in languages other than English and create an online directory that will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.