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Bibliomania: 150 Years of Collecting Rare Books at the George Peabody Library
Sep 21 2017 – Jan 31 2018 all-day
Bibliomania: 150 Years of Collecting Rare Books at the George Peabody Library

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.

November 20th, Dr. MacDonald to speak on black infant and maternal health
Nov 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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.

Lecture: Resource Conflicts in Latin America Today
Nov 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Mergenthaler Hall 426

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.

Critical Thought Collective: “Invisible No More”
Nov 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm 252 Mergenthaler Hall
Film Screening with Alina Marazzi
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Gilman 50

Title: All about You (2012)

Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Alina Marazzi

A Reading By Alice McDermott and Katharine Noel
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm Mudd Auditorium

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.

‘The signal never dies: Transgender and digital communities’
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Room 4040 Brody Learning Commons Homewood Campus 3400 North Charles Street 21218

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.

Film Screening with Alina Marazzi
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Parkway Theatre

Title: Film in the Age of Trump: We want Roses Too (2007)

Screening and Q&A with Filmmaker Alina Marazzi

The Legacy of Colonial Medicine in Cold War East Asia [pre-circulated paper]
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Speaker: Micheal Liu, Academia Sinica

Rap Sessions in Africana Studies: Racial Profiling in Policing in Montreal
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm OMA Lounge, Center for Diversity and Inclusion