Archives Bazaar Talk: "Researching L.A. 101"

ArchivesBazaar.jpgPlease join us on Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. for a special talk by Lisa Crane and Stephanie George.

"Researching L.A. 101"

Presented by Lisa Crane, Claremont Colleges Library Special Collections, & Stephanie George, Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum

Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, Doheny Library
3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The Claremont Colleges will also host a booth from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Archives Bazaar. Come and visit our representatives Sara Chetney, Lisa Crane, Dorran Boyle, and Michael Palmer from Special Collections, Denison Library, and Harvey Mudd College.

Learn more about the Archives Bazaar here: https://www.facebook.com/laassubject/

For more information: Ashley Larson | 909-607-3987 | ashley_larson@cuc.claremont.edu

Please join us this Thursday at 4:15 p.m. for the second installment of this semester's Claremont Discourse series, "The Changing Landscape of Media."

"Mistrust of Representation in the Era of Big Data and Virtual Reality"
Presented by Mark Andrejevic, Associate Professor of Media Studies, Pomona College

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 4:15 p.m.
Founders Room, Claremont Colleges Library

The paradox of the digital era is that the promise to build a more informed populace has coincided with the rise of false news and the undermining of the efficacy of information itself. This presentation places the rise of false news within the broader context of the rise of digital media. It explores an emerging aesthetic of "framelessness" associated with virtual reality and contemporary forms of surveillance that contribute to the contemporary mistrust of representation.

This mistrust poses a threat to the core principles of democratic deliberation and governance, contributing to the contemporary political crisis. Where we go from here depends on how we understand the underlying issue, which is not just one of polarization and fragmentation, but also a misleading way of thinking about news and information. Resuscitating representation means resisting the fantasy of total information: that we don't know enough until we know everything.

FMI: Adam Rosenkranz | 909-607-3986 | adam_rosenkranz@cuc.claremont.edu

Information Resources on DACA

The Library joins the colleges we serve and our CUC colleagues in committing to support those in our community who are impacted by the recent Memorandum on Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Dean of the Library's Action Committee on Diversity and Inclusivity created Library Guide of Information Resources on DACA. Included are the following sections:


  • A brief description of the program and links to FAQs

  • Services and organizations that provide support for those affected by its rescission

  • Responses to the recent decision from The Claremont Colleges' senior administrations

  • Links to books and websites to get more information

  • Events and webinars of potential interest to our community

The guide is a work-in-progress and will be expanded and updated as information becomes available.

Please contact Beth Namei or Sarah Pickle for more information.

Learning to Perform - New Special Collections Exhibit

mozart.jpgLearning to perform music using the technology and performance conventions of the time when the music was composed requires finding the primary sources from that era to create a historically informed performance. These primary resources include performance directions written by composers; contemporary method books, dictionaries, and instructional texts; first published editions; annotations left in scores by musicians from first performances; ethnomusicological transcriptions; and early accounts of musical performances.

In this exhibit you will learn about instruments like the Chinese qin and the Grand Harmonicon, about musical notation such as figured base and shapenote, and much more. The exhibit will be on view in the North Lobby of Honnold/Mudd through Fall 2017.

For more information, please contact Special Collections: spcoll@cuc.claremont.edu or 909-607-3977.

Image credit: Mozart, Leopold. Versuch einer gr√ľndlichen Violinschule. Augsburg: J.J. Lotter, 1800. Special Collections, MT262 M87 1800x

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