History Day in Minneapolis

Hennepin County invites students to spend History Day at library programs on how to read, research, propose, write history projects.  Genre: Archives, Libraries, History, Education (Primary and Secondary). Venue: Minneapolis, MN, USA. Dates: December 1, 2018 and January 26, 2019. Sponsors: Hennepin County Public Library System, Minnesota Historical Society, and the...

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American Indian Month

The San Francisco Public Library system participates in November’s Native American Indian Heritage Month with over 80 public programs at branches.  Genre: Archives, Libraries, Heritage Month. Venue: San Francisco, CA, USA. Dates: November 2 — 29, 2018. Sponsors: San Francisco Public Library. Description: As part of November Native American Heritage...

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‘Treasures’ at Smithsonian

National Museum of African-American History and Culture provides experts to teach the public how to preserve individual and family histories.  Genre: Archives, Museums, Preservation, Personal and Family History. Venue: Washington, DC, USA. Dates: November 14, 2018. Sponsors: National Museum of African-American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution. Description: Save Our...

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Women Colony Exhibit

A painful exhibit comes to Cape Town’s South Africa National Gallery in the partial archival recovery of enslaved women’s lives.Genre: Exhibit, Performance. Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. Dates: September 26, 2018 - October 21, 2019. Sponsors/Curators: Iziko Museums of South Africa in partnership with Centre for Curating the Archive...

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Gabo’s Digital Archive

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University of Texas has done a considerable public service in digitizing, cataloguing, and making available the papers of Gabriel García Márquez. AUSTIN, TEXAS — When the University of Texas acquired the personal papers of Gabriel García Márquez, soon after his death three years ago, many in his home country...

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Bob Marley Tapes Restored

Newly discovered live recordings of Bob Marley and the Wailers are being restored via an audio process that is lengthy, careful, state-of-the-art. LONDON, ENGLAND — A collection of live recordings by Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley — the seminal Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist — have been restored after being...

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Cairo Museum of Art Reopens

Museum of Islamic Art reopens to memories of its 2014 bombing, but also to a renewed mission to cherish art, restore, protect. CAIRO, EGYPT — Three years after a car bomb caused significant damage, the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo has reopened, having been closed since 2104. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah...

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PortHorizon Project in UK

Man Looking into Camera

A re-envisioning of England, its peoples, heritage, history is being conducted through an innovative use of Southhampton naval records.SOUTHHAMPTON, ENGLAND — Unity 101 FM has begun the PortHorizon Project, which seeks to show how a range of diverse nations and peoples — from India, Jamaica, Poland, Cambodia, Somalia, Japan, Nigeria —...

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Forthcoming

More news, information, essays, and media are forthcoming for this section, to be regularly updated — do return here soon. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Please do return for the publication of work in progress in this section. . Filed under:

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