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Events & Exhibits

This category contains 175 posts

Information about upcoming events and exhibits related to or hosted in some part by the Libraries.

Events and exhibits in this category are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Includes longer retrospective articles about events that have already taken place.

November 7, 2014

Inside Out/Outside In: African Print Cloth

Across Africa, the colorful designs on locally printed fabrics are more than decorative, they often commemorate events and communities. On Wednesday evening November 12th, the Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries invite you to the Central Library (Madison Public Library), 201 West Mifflin St., for a talk on African Print Cloth from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Librarian Emilie […]

November 6, 2014

Project Arclight, Scaled Entity Search, and the Data of Media History

We are very pleased to announce that Asst. Professor Eric Hoyt will present a brown bag talk on Friday, November 14 from noon-1:00 in Memorial Library, room 126.  His talk is part of the library’s ongoing Evolving Direction in Academic Research and Resources lecture series.  Eric’s exciting work is at the forefront of data mining […]

October 22, 2014

Blasting Publications: The Books of Futurism (1909-1920)

Exhibit dates: October 24th – December 12th, 2014 Story by ~ Ernesto Livorni – Professor, Italian On May 2014, Matteo Billeri, PhD student in Italian Literature, came to Paloma Celis to call her attention on the 29 first editions of Italian Futurism books held at Memorial Library that he found while preparing for his prelims. The edition […]

October 22, 2014

Go Big Read brings Malala Fund co-founder to campus

~ by Jenny Price Shiza Shahid believes girls are the most powerful force of change in the world. That is what drives the work she does alongside Malala Yousafzai — her friend and this year’s Go Big Read author — to help millions of girls around the world get access to an education. The UW-Madison […]

October 21, 2014

Symposium Aims to Encourage Campus-Wide Conversation on Publishing Landscape

The model of scholarly publication has remained largely unchanged for nearly four centuries – but the next decade is expected to bring significant changes. With revolutionary shifts on the horizon, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is looking to help lead the conversation about the 21st century publishing outlook. On October 30, that discussion will break open, […]

October 17, 2014

Curiosity Unleashed! Librarians Take Part in the WI Science Fest, Oct 16-19

Your campus librarians are on hand for this year’s Wisconsin Science Fest! They will be staffing an “Ask a Librarian/Ask a Science Librarian” table during the Discovery Expo (Town Center, WID).  With our interest in the sciences and science literacy, how can we resist being where the action is–we look forward to seeing you there! The […]

October 17, 2014

The Visual Narrative – Kohler Art Library Exhibit Showcases Impact of Book Art

The Kohler Art Library is proud to announce its latest exhibit, “The Visual Narrative: Book Arts and Photography.” The display highlights the methods artists use to incorporate photography into book art, helping to create a visual narrative for stories around the world. Photography is a relatively new story-telling medium that provides artists the opportunity to […]

October 15, 2014

It’s Time for the 2014 Wisconsin Book Festival!

The Wisconsin Book Festival is here! This year’s event runs Oct. 16 – Oct. 19, with the UW–Madison Friends of the Library kicking things off with its annual Book Sale at Memorial Library (Oct. 15 – 18). Each year, the Wisconsin Book Festival highlights local and national literary talents, creating an engaging and fun series […]

October 13, 2014

It’s Time to Fall into a Good Book with the Friends Book Sale

If you love books by the bag, you’ll want to limber up and hit the ground running at the Friends of the Libraries’ semiannual book sale. The bargain-lover’s event kicks off this week, with a special “preview day” Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 4 – 8 p.m. Regular entry begins Thursday, Oct. 16 and runs through […]

October 13, 2014

Dovie Horvitz Collection Showcases Extraordinary Evolution of Ordinary Women

Bum pads, cockade feather fans, petticoats, talcum powder tins, postcards depicting the “10 Commandments for Wives,” and garters made by prisoners. The breadth of the Dovie Horvitz Collection reflects the lives and progress of women over the last two centuries – exactly what the collection’s namesake intended. “Everything from the artwork, to the post cards, […]

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