Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture Examines the Impact of Race in December Public Programming

Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture Examines the Impact of Race in December Public Programming. “The museum will hold its annual Freedom’s Eve program, providing a look into how enslaved African Americans celebrated New Year’s Eve in the past and how the African American community uses food to help bring good fortune into the new year. The two-part program will include curated in-person activities to help plan goals for the new year and conclude with a virtual concert featuring piano prodigy Matthew Whitaker.”

Smithsonian: Online Native Cinema Showcase Brings Indigenous Films to Audiences Worldwide

Smithsonian: Online Native Cinema Showcase Brings Indigenous Films to Audiences Worldwide. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase returns to an online format Nov. 18–25 for American Indian Heritage Month. An annual celebration of the best in Indigenous film, the selections show how filmmakers are embracing their communities’ oral histories, knowledge and ancestral lands to seek guidance from the past and envision new paths for the future.” All films are free and available on demand. Two films require registration to view.

Free virtual event: How student journalists can investigate police ticketing at high schools (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Tribune: Free virtual event: How student journalists can investigate police ticketing at high schools. “In ‘The Price Kids Pay,’ reporters from the Tribune and ProPublica found that local police wrote more than 12,000 tickets to students in dozens of school districts across the state in recent years…. Now, at a free event hosted by ProPublica in partnership with the Tribune and the Journalism Education Association, student journalists can learn how to report on ticketing on their own school campuses. The virtual event takes place at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1.”

USC Shoah Foundation: Public Launch of the New Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation: Public Launch of the New Visual History Archive. “Join us on campus or on Zoom for the public launch of USC Shoah Foundation’s new Visual History Archive (VHA) platform. With advanced new search functions and robust project management tools, the new VHA enables scholars, researchers and educators to connect with the 55,000 testimonies of Holocaust and genocide survivors and witnesses in a way that has never been possible until now.” November 9th, virtual and in-person. Admission is free but you have to register.

OCLC: Tips for requesting articles from Internet Archive on OCLC’s resource sharing network

OCLC: Tips for requesting articles from Internet Archive on OCLC’s resource sharing network. “Join us for a webinar on November 9 to learn how Internet Archive is now quickly fulfilling Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for articles at no charge from libraries that use WorldShare ILL, Tipasa, and ILLiad. Staff at Internet Archive (OCLC symbol: IAILL) supply articles fast—with an average turnaround time of 37 minutes on OCLC’s resource sharing network.”

University of Bristol: Good Grief announces first mini-festival about ‘Grief + Memory’

University of Bristol: Good Grief announces first mini-festival about ‘Grief + Memory’. “The hugely popular Grief Channel, a spin-off from the original Festival, now has its own YouTube channel, with all its content free to access and share…. In another development, later this year the team will launch a new website, the Grief Hub, providing curated resources and signposting to a host of organisations and content from charities and groups across the UK.”

Open and Engaged 2022: Climate research in GLAM, digital infrastructure and skills to open collections (British Library Digital Scholarship Blog)

British Library Digital Scholarship Blog: Open and Engaged 2022: Climate research in GLAM, digital infrastructure and skills to open collections. “As part of International Open Access Week, the British Library is delighted to host its annual Open and Engaged event online on 24 October, Monday from 13:00 to 16:30 BST. Since 2018 the British Library has organised the Open and Engaged Conference to coincide with International Open Access Week. In line with this year’s #OAWeek theme: Open for Climate Justice; Open and Engaged will address intersections between cultural heritage and climate research through use of collections, digital infrastructures and skills.”

Latter-Day Saints: Registration Now Open for RootsTech 2023

Latter-Day Saints: Registration Now Open for RootsTech 2023. “RootsTech is scheduled for March 2–4, 2023, including an in-person event in Salt Lake City, Utah, to complement its extensive online conference. Millions of virtual and in-person attendees are expected to gather for inspiring learning opportunities that will help them connect to their family — past, present and future.”

Panizzi Lectures – Drawing Conclusions: Diagrams in Medieval Art and Thought (British Library)

British Library: Panizzi Lectures – Drawing Conclusions: Diagrams in Medieval Art and Thought. “Diagrams constitute an omnipresent feature of medieval art and thought. From Antiquity onwards, the forms and procedures of geometric reasoning held a privileged place in the pursuit of truth, the understanding of which remained closely linked to ideals of beauty and perfection. Drawing on the collections of the British Library, whose holdings provide virtually comprehensive coverage of all ramifications of the diagrammatic tradition, this series of lectures examines the practical, theoretical and aesthetic dimensions of medieval diagrams as matrices of meaning and patterns of thought informing diverse areas of medieval culture.” All the lectures will be livestreamed. They’re free but registration is required.

Creative Commons: Join Us to Celebrate 20 Years of Creative Commons

Creative Commons: Join Us to Celebrate 20 Years of Creative Commons. “In November 2022, CC will bring the 20th anniversary celebration to an official close with both online and in-person activities. The CC Global Network and our broader community are at the heart of CC’s work to support better sharing for an open commons, so we are inviting you to be a part of marking this milestone. There are several ways you can join the celebration — pick one or all!”

The Verge: Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch event live blog

The Verge: Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch event live blog. “About Google’s latest phones, which it hopes can use machine learning and artificial intelligence to help you take better photos and get more stuff done. About Google’s first-ever smartwatch, which better be good if Google wants to take a run at the Apple Watch. Maybe even about the tablet Google mentioned at I/O — you know, the one with the huge bezels. There could be more surprises, too, as Google continues to try and make a name for itself as a hardware company. Whatever’s in store, we’re covering it all live, and we’d love it if you’d hang out with us to see what’s new.”

The Verge: How to watch the Google Pixel launch event

The Verge: How to watch the Google Pixel launch event. “Last May, at Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O 2022, there were hints about the company’s upcoming Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones. Now, five months later, at Google’s Pixel launch event this coming Thursday, we are finally going to be introduced to them.”

CNET: How to Watch SpaceX Launch NASA Astronauts on the Crew-5 Mission to ISS

CNET: How to Watch SpaceX Launch NASA Astronauts on the Crew-5 Mission to ISS. “With Hurricane Ian heading up the Atlantic coast, NASA and SpaceX are looking to get their next big mission off the ground in Florida as early as Tuesday. The Crew-5 mission will send NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada to the International Space Station aboard the Dragon Endurance capsule. They will be joined by JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina.”

Archaeological Institute of America: Tweetathons Are Back For 2022!

Archaeological Institute of America: Tweetathons Are Back For 2022!. “The popular International Archaeology Day Tweetathons that started as a pandemic innovation will be back again for the third year in a row. We’ll have a full set of Tweethaon instructions, sample tweets, and more like we did in 2020 and 2021 soon, but so that everyone can start planning, here is a list of hashtags and dates!” The tweetathon starts Monday, October 3rd, and continues for most of the next two weeks.