February 2006 Archives

GIS & Census

Workshop open to all students, faculty staff. General introduction to use of demographic census data in GIS. To reserve space in this workshop, please email or phone the Libraries GIS Specialist, Warren Roberts [gis.support@libraries.claremont.edu, (909) 607-0405].

Monday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. - noon

Mozart at 250

In 2006 the musical world celebrates the 250th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In recognition of his legacy, this exhibit features facsimiles of his autograph scores dating from his first keyboard compositions to the Requiem. The exhibit also includes information about the Mozart conference to be held at Scripps College March 24-26.

Honnold Library, 2nd Floor (New Library)
February 17 - March 27, 2006

Arash Khazeni, Assistant Professor of History, Claremont McKenna College.

In 1908, a British company with the exclusive rights to develop petroleum resources in Iran made the first commercial discovery of oil in the Middle East at Maidan-i Naftun ("The Field of Oil"). The exploration for oil and the subsequent development of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company transformed environment and society in the tribal hinterland of Iran. In the oil fields, the company encountered the pastoral nomadic Bakhtiyari tribes, for whom oil marked the arrival of the modern world. Losing access to pastures and becoming workers in the oil fields, the Bakhtiyari tribes were disciplined and settled in the process. By the First World War, when the British Empire had attained a majority share of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, some claimed that the science of oil had made "the tribesmen tame." Based on company records and ethnographic sources, Professor Arash Khazeni's talk will explore the politics of oil and an important moment in early twentieth century globalism through the intersection of history and anthropology.

Wednesday, February 15th, 4:15 p.m.

2005 Western Books Exhibit from the Rounce & Coffin Club

The members of the Rounce & Coffin Club have chosen the best-designed books printed and published in the western United States in 2005. The exhibit showcases several outstanding examples of works produced by fine press printers and book artists using a wide variety of styles.

For more information, contact Special Collections at (909) 607-3977 (campus ext. 73977) or email spcoll@libraries.claremont.edu.

Honnold Library, 2nd Floor
February 13 - March 10, 2006

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