Belarus News: Belarusian State University to host online conference on cultural heritage. “The online discussions will bring together around 40 scientists, teachers, postgraduate students, and researchers from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Turkmenistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and India. They will discuss matters related to Oriental studies, classical and medieval studies of Belarus, cultural heritage, history, and religion of the East in ancient and medieval times in the historical memory of the Belarusian nation and share results of research in this field. Following the conference, the BSU will publish a collection of reports from the conference in its Digital Library.”
Arizona State University: ‘Why We Go’ space exploration series launches. “The Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University and the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) are launching a monthly discussion series examining interplanetary exploration through conversations with diverse experts optimistically answering the question, ‘Why do humans go to space?’ The four-part virtual series dives into the philosophy and passions behind the desire to travel into deep space.”
NASA: Watch Next Space Station Crew Launch Live on NASA TV, NASA App. “Three space travelers, including NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, are poised to launch Friday, April 9, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app will provide comprehensive prelaunch and launch-to-docking coverage.”
National Humanities Center: A virtual conference exploring the critical intersection between the humanities and artificial intelligence.
National Humanities Center: A virtual conference exploring the critical intersection between the humanities and artificial intelligence.. “Join us for a series of virtual events—presentations, conversations, webinars, film screenings, and an art exhibition—highlighting perspectives from leading humanists, scientists, engineers, artists, writers, and software company executives collectively advancing inquiry into key emerging questions…. Thanks to generous support from our sponsors, this conference is offered free of charge. However, registration is required to access conference sessions, view films, and explore the online art exhibit.” The conference takes place April 7-22.
Smithsonian: Hirshhorn Announces Fourth Season of Free Online Artist Talks, a Series Enjoyed by Over 22,000 Viewers So Far, March 17–May 26
Smithsonian: Hirshhorn Announces Fourth Season of Free Online Artist Talks, a Series Enjoyed by Over 22,000 Viewers So Far, March 17–May 26. “The program, which started as a summer series in July 2020, is the first time the museum has hosted conversations with artists consecutively every week. Together with Hirshhorn curators and acclaimed moderators, digital audiences from around the world can engage with renowned creatives and join the crucial conversations happening on a global scale. The upcoming spring season of “Talking to Our Time” will stream 11 live talks, highlighting a diverse group of artists and collectives: Diana Al-Hadid, Teresita Fernández, Charles Gaines, Rachel Harrison, Deana Lawson, Riva Lehrer, Catherine Opie, Jacolby Satterwhite, Michelle Stuart, Danh Vō and Anicka Yi.”
Landscapes of Injustice: Landscapes of Injustice Digital Archive Database Launch events. “Landscapes of Injustice is pleased to announce the launch of the Digital Archives database this March. Join us for one or both of the launch events each as we explore the materials contained within, demonstrate how to retrieve them and chat with members of the Japanese Canadian community about the files related to their family history and heritage.” The two launch events are March 28 and March 31.
Cranston Herald: ‘Come Back to the Future’ at 35th RI Historic Preservation Conference. “The 35th Rhode Island Historic Preservation Conference, “Come Back to the Future,” will take place virtually Wednesday, April 21, through Friday, April 23. The three-day program includes two keynote speakers, more than 15 breakout sessions, and numerous on-demand virtual tours and videos. Attendees will also have opportunities to network and participate in discussion groups. The event is organized by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) in collaboration with Preserve Rhode Island, Secretary of State Nellie A. Gorbea, and many generous partners.” Registration is all of $25.
From Newsletter to Scholarly Record: Unveiling the CLAGSNews Digital Archive (City University of New York)
City University of New York: From Newsletter to Scholarly Record: Unveiling the CLAGSNews Digital Archive . “Join members of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies and the Mina Rees Library for an unveiling of 35 years of scholarship now publicly accessible, downloadable, and shareable across the world, in the CUNY Academic Works repository. The digital CLAGS Archive illustrates the impact of queer scholarship from the oldest LGBTQ Research Center in the United States, as well as its ongoing alliance with a university library.”
University of Dayton: “Fake News” and the First Amendment. “Please join three of the America’s leading First Amendment scholars, Helen Norton, Jonathan Varat and Eugene Volokh on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. (EDT), for an online panel discussion of a potential state statute banning fake news.” The event is free but requires registration.
Emory University: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to give free Emory University reading online. “Current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, the first Native American to hold the position, will read her poems at an event hosted by the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library on Saturday, March 20, at 4 p.m. Although this is normally a large, annual, in-person event — part of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series — Harjo’s program will be online due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.” The event is free but registration is required.
Smithsonian: Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents a Series of Virtual Programs as Part of the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival
Smithsonian: Smithsonian American Art Museum Presents a Series of Virtual Programs as Part of the 2021 National Cherry Blossom Festival. “The Smithsonian American Art Museum is collaborating for the eighth year in a row with the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a series of virtual cherry blossom-themed public programs from March 20 to April 11. The museum’s virtual suite of cherry blossom family activities and celebrations is part of its popular online Family Zone series, designed to spark learning, creativity and appreciation for the arts.”
Art Study Center Seminar at Home: From Portable Studio to Digital Archive—A Look at Otto Piene’s Sketchbooks (Harvard Art Museums)
Harvard Art Museums: Art Study Center Seminar at Home: From Portable Studio to Digital Archive—A Look at Otto Piene’s Sketchbooks. “Otto Piene (1928–2014) was a pioneer in multimedia and technology-based art, creating a large, kaleidoscopic body of work based on the intersections of art, science, and nature. In this session, curatorial fellow Lauren Hanson and museum data specialist Jeff Steward share their research into the 2019 gift of Piene’s sketchbooks—a visual archive of over seven decades of artistic practice—and how the bound pages of these ‘portable studios’ act as a generative site for visual thinking. They will also discuss the current development of a digital project that will allow audiences around the globe to experience the intimacy and dynamism found in the nearly 9,000 pages of Piene’s sketchbooks.” April 16th, and free.
Runs through this weekend and I heartily wish I had seen this article before. Hyperallergic: Art Books for Days: What Not to Miss at Printed Matter’s 2021 Virtual Art Book Fair. “Artists’ books, hand-stitched zines, irresistible prints in painfully limited editions — oh, my! Printed Matter’s Art Book Fair is one of the most anticipated affairs in the New York City, and more recently, Los Angeles art worlds. Like most awesome and typically densely-populated things, this year’s edition will be held entirely online due to the pandemic.”