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.”

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.”

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!”

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.

USC Shoah Foundation: Towards recommendations for working with Holocaust testimony in the digital age

USC Shoah Foundation: Towards recommendations for working with Holocaust testimony in the digital age. “In this lecture, Dr Walden will present the initial outcome of the two workshops on the theme ‘digitally recording, recirculating and remixing testimony’ which brought together scholars, archivists, Holocaust educators, artists and filmmakers from the UK, USA, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, and Israel, including colleagues who have been involved in the USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony project.” The event appears to be free but registration is required. It’s via Zoom.

Rice University: See nature like (and with) a biologist in new online courses

Rice University: See nature like (and with) a biologist in new online courses. “Solomon’s Introduction to Biology is the latest offering from Rice’s Wiess School of Natural Sciences through Rice Online and Coursera. The three-course series allows learners to see nature the way a biologist does, with virtual field trips to help understand and appreciate the incredible diversity of life on Earth.” The class is free to audit but if you want a certificate you’ll have to pay a fee.

The Clare Herald: Clare invite to Dublin Festival of History online

The Clare Herald: Clare invite to Dublin Festival of History online. “Now in its eighth year, the festival will take place largely online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but will still play host to an international and domestic line up of speakers and panels. The festival will shine a light and fresh perspective on topics such as the construction of the notion of race, Ireland’s last great pandemic and the history of Ireland’s partition.” Events are free but registration is required.

Europeana: Europeana Low-Code Fest 2022 | Europeana Pro

Europeana Pro: Europeana Low-Code Fest 2022 | Europeana Pro. “Inspired by examples like DigiEduhack and the Erasmus+ project #hackAD – Social, the Europeana Education Community invites you to the first Europeana social and educational low-code hackathon – Low-Code Fest 2022! This programme and series of events aims to engage teachers, educators and their students to co-develop solutions to social challenges and/or enhance educational processes and practices.”

BusinessWire: American Library Association Highlights Increasing Censorship Attempts During Banned Books Week Programming (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: American Library Association Highlights Increasing Censorship Attempts During Banned Books Week Programming (PRESS RELEASE). “Libraries nationwide will join the American Library Association to highlight increased censorship of books during this year’s Banned Books Week, taking place September 18-24, 2022. The American Library Association (ALA), Unite Against Banned Books (UABB) and the Banned Books Week Coalition are planning extensive programming during the week, bringing together authors, librarians and scholars to share perspectives on censorship.”