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Over the past 150 years the Peabody Library has captured, through its rare book and manuscript collections, America’s deepest desires and vaulting ambitions to bring the history of the world and ideas to the City of Baltimore. This exhibition presents many of the richest and rarest fruits of George Peabody’s early intellectual and bibliophilic aspirations, from the collection the library opened with in 1866 to the massive cast-iron expansion in 1878, which transformed the library into the glorious “Cathedral of Books” that it continues as today.
The Exhibit Gallery is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, please visit the Sheridan Libraries website.
The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions has invited Dr. Katrina Bell MacDonald to speak as part of its Fall Seminar Series. The title of her talk is “Black infant and maternal health in socio-historical perspective.”
Date: November 20th, 2017.
Time: 3:30-5:00 PM.
Location: Room B14, Hampton House, Johns Hopkins Medical campus.
The Program in Latin American Studies, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of Political Science welcome Dr. Bret Gustafson (Associate Professor of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis) for a lecture on the Resource Conflicts in Latin America Today: Geographies of Oil, Gas, and Minerals on November 28, 2017 at 4:00pm in Mergenthaler Hall 426.
Title: All about You (2012)
Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Alina Marazzi
This event is free and open to the public.
Alice McDermott is the author of several novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After Thiswere all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C. Her newest book, The Ninth Hour, will appear on September 19, 2017.
Katharine Noel’s first novel, Halfway House, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, winner of a Ken/NAMI Award for “outstanding literary contributions to a better understanding of mental illness,” and winner of the 2006 Kate Chopin prize for fiction. Her second book, Meantime, was published in November 2016 by Grove Press. She has been the Writer in Residence at Claremont McKenna College and the Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where she also held Wallace Stegner and Truman Capote fellowships. Katharine lives with her husband, the writer Eric Puchner, and their children in Baltimore, Maryland, where she teaches at Johns Hopkins University.
Gabrielle M. W. Bychowski, Anisfield-Wolf SAGES fellow and lecturer at Case Western Reserve University, will present this lecture is co-sponsored by JHU’s LGTBQ Life. Bychowski will explore how the relative lack of physical “trans spaces” (bars, neighborhoods, etc.) has created a vacuum wherein the internet has become such a space where most trans people (especially youths) engage in community for the first time; she will also consider how it often falls to digital realms to mourn the dead and transform their memory into activism.
Title: Film in the Age of Trump: We want Roses Too (2007)
Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Alina Marazzi