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Black Femme Digital Practice

JOIN US! Wednesday, March 7th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm in BLC 4040 for the Digital Scholarship Lab and the Sex and Slavery Lab as we discuss black femme digital practice with Bianca Laureano (founder of the Women of Color Sexual … Continue reading

Celebrate Fair Use Week…with Images!

Fair Use Week takes place this week from Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 2, 2018, and is just what it sounds like—a celebration of Fair Use and a chance to raise awareness about Fair Use. What exactly is Fair … Continue reading

My Life As A Library Page

This is my brief account of how I (a book lover) turned a childhood passion into a lifelong career. It all began in 1972 when I was twelve years old; I was now eligible to apply for my first library card … Continue reading

Happy Spring Festival!

The celebration of spring has started despite the fact that groundhog Phil predicted another six weeks of winter. February 4 (lichun, spring begins), the first of the 24 solar terms in the traditional East Asian lunisolar calendars, marked the beginning of … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery on a plantation in Talbot County, Maryland, around 1818; the exact date of his birth was unknown to him, but he chose to celebrate it on February 14. In honor of his 200th birthday, … Continue reading

The Selfie Strikes Back

February 6, American Selfie exhibit opens February 7, Deborah Willis, “Locating the Self-Portrait in Postcard and Photobooth Imagery,” Mason Hall Auditorium, 5:30 pm Most of us take selfies for a variety of reasons: to commemorate an event, to share our … Continue reading

Alexander Hamilton Exhibition Open at Homewood Museum

Alexander Hamilton has been dead for more than 200 years, but more people than ever know his name thanks to his near omnipresence in popular culture over the last decade. Now Homewood Museum is allowing guests an opportunity to explore the … Continue reading

Reflections On Pine: The Movement Continues

2017 marked the 50th anniversary of civil unrest in Cambridge, Maryland and the Pine Street Rebellion, following decades of economic and educational segregation in the small Eastern Shore town. In honor of Black History Month, Homewood Museum presents a talk … Continue reading

Baltimore Bird and Tulip Tree

The Baltimore Oriole is more than just our hometown baseball mascot.  English naturalist Mark Catesby published The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands in 1771; one of the handsome, hand-colored engravings features our own “Baltimore Bird.” This edition of … Continue reading

Plagiarism: What You Can Do To Avoid It

            What do Joe Biden, Pharrell, Melania Trump, and T.S. Eliot have in common? They all have been publicly tainted by charges of plagiarism — that’s right: using the words, ideas or images of others … Continue reading