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Events & Exhibits

EXHIBIT | THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE

Mar 18, 2024 – Sep 19, 2024

Allen Library South – Special Collections Reading Room from 10am – 4:45pm Monday through Friday

Explore the relationship between the graphic novel and the potency with which they tell stories of identity, memory, and culture through this UW Libraries Special Collections Spring/Summer exhibit. We hope to see you there! Details here

EXHIBIT | CHINESE CHARACTERS ACROSS ASIA: TEXT AND BOOK DISPLAY

Apr 10, 2024 – June 7, 2024

Tateuchi East Asia Library

This exhibit showcases texts and books that UW Department of Language and Literature Professor Zev Handel used in his research on the adoption and adaptation of Chinese scripts in modern-day Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. More Information

EXHIBIT | MUSIC, ISLAND, STORIES: TAIWAN CALLING!

Apr 24, 2024 – May 28, 2024

Allen Library – North Lobby

The Taipei Music Center presents part of its permanent exhibit on mandarin pop music produced by several generations of outstanding singers and songwriters from Taiwan. The exhibit comes with a roundtable discussion and two guided tours. RSVP required for the discussion and guided tours. The event is co-sponsored by the Tateuchi East Asia Library. More Information

EXHIBIT | NGUYÊN THÁI BÌNH ARCHIVE PANEL

Wed, Apr 24, 2024 at 10:30am-5:45pm

Allen Library – Petersen Room

“Archipelago of Resettlement, Intergenerational Remembrance and the Nguyễn Thái Bình Archive” is a day-long event in conjunction with the Association for Asian American Studies conference in Seattle. The event includes a screening of a documentary film on Nguyễn Thái Bình by Bùi Hương and Nguyễn Hoàng, represented by Kỳ Nam Nguyễn. Speakers and discussants include : Anna Nguyễn, Ly Nguyễn, Nguyệt Nguyễn, Yến Lê Espiritu, Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi and Judith Henchy. More information

SEMINAR | “WE ARE NOT STRANGERS” WITH JOSH TUININGA

Wed, Apr 24, 2024 at 10:30am-5:45pm

Allen Library – Allen Auditorium

Join Special Collections and author of the new graphic novel, We Are Not Strangers, Josh Tuininga for a book talk. Tuininga will be discussing the basis of his novel, or the relationships between Jewish Americans and their Japanese American neighbors during World War II. Tuininga did extensive research during the writing of the novel, so be sure to come with questions! More information

 

SPECIAL EVENT | ART LIBRARY TRIVIA NIGHT

Thurs, Apr 25, 2024 at 6pm-8pm

Art Library – Room 101

The Art Library will be holding a trivia night within the library. Anyone interested is invited to participate in an evening of questions about both arts and general trivia. Contact cgl29@uw.edu for more information!

SINGLE DAY EVENT | BUDDHIST CULTURE  & PHILOSOPHY: HEALING FROM COVID-19

Wed, May 8, 2024 at 3:30pm-5pm

Allen Library North – 4th Floor, Petersen Room (Room 485)

Join us for a brief history of Buddhism and its cultural impact on humans, animals, and the environment and in the context of healing from COVID-19. Followed by a Q & A and open conversation with students and other interested audience. More Information

EXHIBIT | SPECIAL COLLECTIONS BOOK CLUB: CITIZEN 13660 BY MINÉ OKUBO

Wed, May 15, 2024 at 5pm-6:30pm

Suzzallo Library – Special Collections Classroom

In conjunction with the Spring/Summer Reading Room exhibit, Special Collections is hosting a series of book club meetings to discuss the primary texts of the exhibit in more detail. Join us in the Special Collections Classroom in Allen North Basement for refreshments and good conversation. More Information

EXHIBIT | BREAKING BREAD

Sep 26, 2023 – Nov 29, 2024

Special Collections Lobby Allen Library South Basement during open hours
Cookbook like background with Breaking Bread as text

Learn about connections to a multitude of different foodways and food cultures throughout the academic year as Special Collections shares a different set of items from its collection at the end of each quarter. More Information

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