AU Humanities: January News and Events
Happy New Year! Here are our upcoming events for January. We hope you will join us!
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January 7: [Carver Day] Panel discussion on the life of George Washington Carver. 3:00 pm, Special Collections & Archives Department, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
January 11: [Pebble Hill Books] Celebration of the publication of Lewis Nordan: Humor, Heartbreak, and Hope. 4:00 pm, Pebble Hill.
January 14: [Cultural Crossroads] Steps to Becoming Alabama. 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery. Co-sponsored by the Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, the Alabama Department of Archives and History, the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts’ Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Visit www.oldalabamatown.com or call 334-240-4500 for further details. Steps to Becoming Alabama Registration Form (PDF).
January 17: [Art at the Threshold] Film Screening, Of Men and Gods. 5:00 pm, Biggin Hall 005.
January 19: [Becoming Alabama] Pre-Conference Genealogy Workshop. 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Lexington Hotel.
January 19: [Discover Auburn] Bert Hitchcock, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." 3:00 pm, Special Collections & Archives Department, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
January 19: [The Gnu's Room Partnership] Film Screening: Off and Running. 7:00 pm, The Gnu's Room. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. Co-sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and The Gnu's Room.
January 20-21: [Becoming Alabama] Immigration and Migration in a Deep South State. The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Immigration and Migration in a Deep South State
On January 20-21, 2012, Auburn University will host a two-day public symposium entitled Becoming Alabama: Immigration and Migration in a Deep South State. This symposium contributes to a statewide effort to explore and discuss a series of significant anniversaries in Alabama and American history, including the War of 1812, the Civil War and Emancipation, and major Civil Rights events.
At the symposium, scholars, writers, and researchers will provide historical context for migration and immigration, exploring their impact on Alabama culture, politics, language, and environment over time. From prehistory to the present, who are the people who have come to Alabama? What brought them? And what encouraged them to stay or leave? How did the territory and later the state cope with the tensions and opportunities they offered? How does it cope today, especially in light of recent legislation? What does the future hold? The conference will include a special session on Latino-Hispanic people who are now calling Alabama home.
Open to the public, the symposium is sponsored by the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the Latin American Studies Center for Community Connection.
CMD CAH and OLLI at Auburn will co-sponsor a workshop on genealogical research from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on January 19 at the Lexington Hotel in Auburn.
Sessions will focus on using the census and other records, as well as specific instruction in researching family history in Alabama.
Workshop registration is $40. Students and OLLI members may register for $20.
For more information, please visit our website or contact us.
PUBLIC HISTORY AND COMMUNITY
On February 17-18, 2012, Auburn University will host a two-day symposium exploring the intersection of public history and community in the South, with a focus on Alabama. Intersections and Meeting Grounds: Public History and Community will explore the roles of community, institutional, and academic partners in public history collaborations. The symposium aims to bring together a diverse range of panelists working in Alabama and across the South to address strategies and approaches for sharing authority, effective decision-making, resolving conflict, and community engagement.
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