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Cherry blossoms in April

National Geospatial Advisory Group holds first meeting of 2018

April 27, 2018
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held their spring meeting April 3-4, 2018 at the Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  Full minutes of the meeting, PowerPoints, and lightning talks are available on the NGAC website.

Priya Satia

Author Event: Professor Priya Satia on Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

April 25, 2018
by Benjamin Lee Stone

Join us for a book talk with Professor Priya Satia who will discuss her latest book, Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution (Penguin Press, 2018).  “A fascinating and important glimpse into how violence fueled the industrial revolution, Priya Satia’s book stuns with deep scholarship and sparkling prose.”–Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies. We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology.

Stanford librarians attend conference on cyberinfrastructure for China studies

April 16, 2018
by Joshua Capitanio

Several representatives from the Stanford East Asia Library recently attended the International Conference on Cyberinfrastructure for Historical China Studies at the Harvard Center in Shanghai, organized by Peter Bol of the China Biographical Database project at Harvard University and Donald Sturgeon of the Chinese Text Project, in conjunction with the Peking University Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History.  The purpose of the conference was to discuss the creation of new infrastructure for supporting digital humanities projects in Chinese studies.

April Calendar

Events and workshops happening in and around Stanford Libraries during April

April 10, 2018
by Kelly Fields

The month of April not only marks the beginning of a new quarter at Stanford but it is also a month filled with many happenings in and around the Stanford Libraries. See below a list of April events and workshops. And, if you haven't done so already, be sure to see the Green Library exhibit, Facing the World: Type Design in Global Perspective, which will be closing April 22.

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