Special Events

New Media/Social Change SymposiumThe New Media/Social Change symposium questions the impact “new media” (social, network, digital) have had on cultural and political formations and practices and how this impact relates to area studies.

Department: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS)
Date: 11/04/2011; 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 1636 School of Social Work/II, 1080 South University
Detailed Information: Leading scholars from across the U.S. and Europe, along with prominent U-M faculty, will address the following:

- How have new media changed the way world regions function and are imagined?

- How have new media reshaped the study of international questions and locations?

- How may news media and other reporters of news be put at risk by changing technologies and practices?

For more information visit www.ii.umich.edu/ii/events/newmediasymposium

Sponsored by the International Institute, its centers, and the Department of Communication Studies

Exhibit: Narrative and Image: Visualizing the Mediterranean WorldThis exhibition of maps, images and texts illustrates the interconnections of geography, history and literature of the Mediterranean.

Materials are drawn primarily from the U-M Map and Special Collections Libraries. The exhibit is open during Audubon Room hours: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 1-7 p.m. Sunday

Dates: September 23, 2011 - December 5, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Location: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Audubon Room (more info)

Sponsored by: MLibrary

Phone: 734-615-5783

E-mail: kjordan@umich.edu


This exhibition illuminates the historical records of a single village community in the Egyptian countryside during the Graeco-Roman period. It also explores the story of the site’s excavation, initiated by the University of Michigan in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as subsequent and upcoming research on the recovered material and its context.

For more information