The American Latvian Association, Immigration History Research Center and the Latvians Abroad Museum in Latvia will host a conference on Latvian diaspora archives and material culture April 12-14, 2012, at Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota.
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The annual dinner meeting of the Friends of the IHRC will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011, 6-9 p.m. at the Minnesota Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Ave E, St. Paul MN, 55106. Advance registration is required. Cost of dinner and program:$25 per person.
The University of Minnesota's Immigration History Research Center will lead a free panel discussion entitled "Our Migration Stories: Historical and Contemporary" following the July 17, 2011, matinee of "Street Scene" at Minneapolis Theatre Garage.
Haven Hawley and Linnea Anderson will speak about "Wartime Military Censorship and Detention Camps" at noon on Friday, March 4, in Room 120, Elmer L. Andersen Library. The presentations draw upon the historical collections of the Immigration History Research Center and the Social Welfare History Archives.
A foot of snow and blustery weather did not stop IHRC supporters from gathering on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, to celebrate a year of progress and innovative activities. The IHRC's new exhibition "A Heart Connects Us" and an array of foods kept attendees talking before and after the awards ceremony. For information about awards and the event, visit this link.
IHRC Director Donna Gabaccia will speak at the 2010 Friends of the IHRC's Annual Meeting and Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Minnesota Humanities Dinner. Her talk will highlight the Center's emerging Digitizing Immigrant Letters Project and note the 45th anniversary of the IHRC.
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.