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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Klaus Härö's "The Fencer" is a touching drama about a man who finds meaning in his life through children who need him. The film was the Finnish entry for the Academy Awards 2016 (Best foreign language film). 

Fleeing from Stalin’s secret police, an ambitious young fencer finds himself teaching small town children in a godforsaken Estonian coastal village, only to realize that this is exactly what he wants to do in life. 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Perikopenbuches von St. Peter (mid-12th century [2015])

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library will have an Art Locked Stack Open House on:

  • Wednesday, May 4, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 5, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Library will have dozens of titles available for viewing on the history and practice of art, architecture, and design of many periods and regions. Please come during either of the two hour periods we have scheduled for this event.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Master Plan film poster

The Master Plan explores the methods through which Russia influences the domestic policy of the Baltic States – by dividing the local community, promoting nostalgia for the Soviet Union and dismissing the recovered independence of the Baltic States. The documentary features comments by experts like Anne Applebaum, Lev Gudkov, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Julian Lindley-French, Artemy Troitsky, Edward Lucas, et al. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Book cover image of A History of the Grandparents I Never Had by Ivan Jablonka

An event presented by Stanford University Press, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies

Ivan Jablonka, Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Paris 13, and Steven Zipperstein, Professor of History at Stanford discuss Jablonka's new book, A History of the Grandparents I Never Had.

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