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Come celebrate Women's History Month at the Wallace Center women's history wikipedia edit-a-thon on Saturday, March 24th. Read about why this work is so important here:…

Wikipedia's coverage on women is less comprehensive, and its volunteer editor base is mostly male. What can be done to change the numbers?

Listen to RIT faculty member Rebecca DeRoo, who has recently published a biography of filmmaker Agnes Varda,discuss her work in this NPR interview:…/the-oscar-elders-3-octogenarians-make…

For James Ivory, Christopher Plummer and Agnes Varda, their late 80s are proving fruitful. They're now the three oldest people ever nominated for an Oscar.

The Newberry Library has made it's digital collections available for free!…

The Newberry has announced a major revision to its policy regarding the re-use of collection images: images derived from collection items are now available to anyone for any lawful purpose, whether commercial or non-commercial, without licensing or permission fees to the library.
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After last night's discussion on the #MeToo movement, a participant let us know about this upcoming presentation brought by the RIT School of Communication, RIT Sociology & Anthropology, RIT History Department and the Womens's and Gender Studies Program. Let's keep the conversation going.

In the aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, a powerful and unprecedented movement of women speaking out against sexual harassment and sexual assault has accelerated beyond its initial aims and audiences. These "silence breakers" have revealed widespread sexual harassment in a range of fields, including Hollywood and the media; restaurants and sports; technology and banking; and museums and academia. In December 2017, Time Magazine named two University of faculty members among the "Silence Breakers" it honored as the "Person of the Year." Join us for a discussion of the beginnings, significance, and future of the "Me Too" movement with Dr. Celeste Kidd and University of Rochester undergraduate student leader Lindsay Wrobel, who conducted a six day hunger strike to demand accountability from University administrators regarding sexual harassment of faculty and students.

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Thu 3:30 PM ESTRIT Student Alumni UnionRochester, NY
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Monday, October 16 7:00 PM at the GEVA Theater. Come hear your RIT history professors address "Agitation and Social Change."

Agitation and Social Change: Examining the Legacies of Anthony and Douglass" brings together scholars from SUNY Geneseo, the University of Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology to anticipate the world premiere of The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass at Geva Theatre Center with a panel discussion that traces ...the legacies of Anthony and Douglass through history to the present day by examining the trajectories of the social changes for which they worked, those who carried on their efforts, and their place in community memory today.

Moderated by Michael Brown, Assistant Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology

Participants: Tamar Carroll, Associate Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology; Emilye Crosby, Professor of History/Coordinator of Black Studies, SUNY Geneseo; Rich Newman, Professor of History, Rochester Institute of Technology; Jeffrey Allen Tucker, Associate Professor of English, University of Rochester.

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Great interview with Heather Ann Thompson today! Her public lecture is tomorrow, Sept. 14, at 4 pm in Ingle Auditorium.

Heather Ann Thompson won the Pulitzer Prize for her book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy . Thompson uncovered

In this recent op/ed in the Washington Post, Pulitzer-prize winning historian Heather Thompson reflects on the anniversary of the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising and why "Attica is all of us." Come see her talk at RIT this Thursday, Sept. 14, 4 pm, Ingle Auditorium.…/america-must-listen-to-i…/…

The anniversary of two major revolts remind us that tough-on-crime policies have created intense suffering in our prisons.

Check out this Washington Post op/ed essay reflecting on the legacy of the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 by Heather Ann Thompson, who will be visiting RIT on Sept. 14. "Attica is all of us."…/america-must-listen-to-i…/…

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Looking forward to Heather Thompson's visit to RIT next week! Check out the coverage in the Democrat and Chronicle:…/heather-a…/637453001/…

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Check out all the great Vote Tilla events this week, including a lunch lecture with Tamar Carroll and co-editors Christine Kray and Hinda Mandell.

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RIT Sociology & Anthropology is with Christine Kray and 2 others.

RIT faculty members and co-editors Christine Kray, Tamar Carroll and Hinda Mandell will discuss their book-in-progress, *Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Historical... Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election* on Thursday, July 20, 12-2pm, at the Pittsford Library. This is a Scholar's Luncheon, part of the VoteTilla Celebration of 100 Years of Women's Voices and Votes in New York State, organized by the National Susan B. Anthony House & Museum. For reservations:

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For Monuments and Memory students, here's a follow up on New Orleans.

Just hours before workers removed a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee — the fourth Confederate monument to be dismantled in New Orleans in recent weeks — Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a special address at historic Gallier Hall. Here's a full transcript of Landrieu's remarks: Thank you for comi...

Congratulations to the Museum Studies and Public History graduating seniors, shown here earlier this week exhibiting their posters at the COLA Student Research session. We are proud of you and will miss you!

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Check out this fascinating interview with Professor Rebecca Scales, on her recent book, "Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France"!…/

What did sound mean to French people as radio and other listening technologies began to proliferate in the early twentieth century? What was the nature and significance of French auditory culture i…

Page-sniffing science...

Cocoa, wood, rusks – every book has a distinctive smell. And each smell says something about how and when it was made, and where it has been