Upcoming Lecture Events

Thursday, September 21

Lecture: "Challenging the Algorithms of Oppression: Race, Gender, and Representation in the Age of Digital Information"

Day: September 21 Time: 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

Join us for a guest lecture presented by Dr. Safiya Noble, faculty member at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication. Noble is a co-founder of the Information Ethics & Equity Institute, which provides training for organizations committed to transforming their information management practices toward more just and equitable outcomes. She…

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Monday, September 25
Thursday, September 28

Lecture: "Elite Negotiation and Consensus Building: Rewriting Early Roman Imperialism"

Day: September 28 Time: 12:30 p.m.–1:50 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

Nicola Terrenato of the University of Michigan will deliver this year's Ridgway Lecture, sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America.

Professor Terrenato is the Esther B. Van Deman Collegiate Professor of Roman Studies at Michigan, having earned his degrees from the University of Pisa and the Sapienza University of Rome. He is the director of the Gabii Project and…

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Thursday, October 5

Behind the Archives Door: "Zines and More!"

Day: October 5 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections Rooms on the 2nd floor

Katy Curtis, Humanities Librarian, will showcase our growing collection of zines and discuss how they can be used for teaching and learning. Light refreshments will be served.

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Wednesday, October 18

Lecture: "Lessons from Lower Ed: Expanding Education and Addressing Inequality"

Day: October 18 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Kilworth Memorial Chapel

Guest lecturer Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., will give a talk based on her critically-acclaimed book Lower Ed, which examines credentialing in higher education.Professor Cottom is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She serves on dozens of academic and philanthropic boards and publishes widely on issues of inequality, work, higher education and technology. In 2017, the professional association Sociologists for Women in Society awarded her the Feminist Activist…

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Thursday, October 19

Behind the Archives Door: "The African American Communist Party Pamphlets"

Day: October 19 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, 2nd Floor Archives Lecture Room

Lori Ricigliano, Reference and Learning Commons Coordinator and Associate Director for User Services, will showcase our unique collection of African American Communist Party pamphlets, as well as other new acquisitions related to African American history. Light refreshments will be served.

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Campus Only

Lecture: "Being a 21st Century Scholar in the Digital Age"

Day: October 19 Time: 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Location: Thomas Hall, Tahoma Room

Guest lecturer Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., will give a talk on being a public intellectual in the digital age.

Professor Cottom is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She serves on dozens of academic and philanthropic boards and publishes widely on issues of inequality, work, higher education and technology. In 2017, Sociologists for Women in Society awarded her the Feminist Activist award for using sociology to improve the lives of women. Her research…

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Wednesday, October 25

Lecture: "Reconciling Environmental Heritage by Transformative Justice: Confronting Environmental Racism Century after Century"

Day: October 25 Time: 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Location: Wyatt Hall, Room 307

In this talk, Robert Melchior Figueroa will present dimensions of environmental racism from the perspective of critical race theory which provides insights into historical conditions that sustain environmental injustices. Figueroa then contextualizes the discriminatory consequences that recent environmental policies will have upon our environmental heritage. The talk will provide some overview of the current strategies available and those that need to be envisioned in order to address environmental…

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Monday, October 30

Behind the Archives Door: Open House!

Day: October 30 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections Rooms on the 2nd floor

Have you ever wondered exactly what an Archivist does all day? Join us for an open house. Tour our spaces for a behind the scenes look at the Archives & Special Collections and learn how we process archival materials and get them ready for use by our researchers.

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Monday, November 13

Behind the Archives Door: "Teaching with Primary Source Materials"

Day: November 13 Time: 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Location: Collins Memorial Library, Archives and Special Collections Rooms on the 2nd floor

Archives and Special Collections Librarian Adriana Flores will discuss opportunities to use primary source materials from the Archives and Special Collections in the classroom and for scholarly research by both faculty and students. Examples of how we have used archival materials in classes at Puget Sound will be available.

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Thursday, March 22