Holocaust Living History Workshop Speakers Explore the Connection Between History, Memory & Meaning of the Holocaust During 2018-19 Events

This fall, the Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLWH) at the University of California San Diego once again launches its year-long series of educational events composed of eight seminars, a documentary film screening and a photography exhibition underscoring this year’s theme, “History, Memory & Meaning of the Holocaust.” The series, now in its tenth year of programming, is presented by the UC San Diego Library and the UC San Diego Jewish Studies Program.

This year’s seminars approach the history of the Holocaust in terms of layers of meaning that are constantly being written, erased and rewritten. Each workshop draws on the expertise and experience of distinguished scholars and survivors/witnesses of the Holocaust. Whether the topic is a photographer’s journey to the Lithuanian killing fields, individual acts of resistance against Nazi oppression in the Third Reich, or the experience replaced with memories of a Yugoslav child survivor, memory and meaning provide the signposts in their attempts to make sense of the past.

HLHW events aim to preserve the testimonies of victims and survivors of the Holocaust, allowing their firsthand stories to enlighten and inspire action against intolerance. All workshops are free and held in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room from 5 to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

October 10 – Past is Prologue: A Journey of Discovery with Barbara Michelman
Our first event this fall features photographer Barbara Michelman who will share the story of her father who was born in the village of Paneriai, the site of one of the worst massacres of Jews during World War II. For Michelman, Paneriai is a landscape of loss and silence—a silence exemplified by her father who was born there. Though he escaped the slaughter, he was haunted by the tragedy. 

After a trip to Paneriai in present-day Lithuania, Michelman was so moved by the experience that she converted her feelings into art. In her solo exhibition, “Past is Prologue,” Michelman showcases a series of photo montages made with a mixture of words and images, portions of old letters, documents, names of people and towns, all echoing the voices of the vanished. In addition to Michelman’s lecture on October 10, part of her exhibit will be on display in Geisel Library’s West Wing on the 2nd (main) Floor from September 24 – December 13, 2018.

Michelman’s lecture on October 10 is preceded by a tribute to Dr. Edith Eva Eger, a prominent clinical psychologist, motivational speaker, and survivor of the Holocaust. Dr. Eger is the author of the award-winning memoir “The Choice: Embrace the Possible.” The tribute begins at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required for the pre-event and lecture. Register at hlhw-michelman.eventbrite.comNote: This event is sold out and walk-ins will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis if seats become available.  Read more…

Fall Writing Series Features Prison Abolitionist, Poet, Bilingual Author and Asian American Novelist

The UC San Diego Department of Literature’s New Writing Series is back this fall with a number of events taking place in Geisel Library’s Seuss Room! We are excited to announce their upcoming readings from Jackie Wang, Sesshu Foster, Manuel Paul López and Marilyn Chin. The events are free and open to the public.

Jackie Wang — Wednesday, October 10 — Visual Art Facilities, Performance Space 306 at 5 p.m.

Wang is a student of the dream state, black studies scholar, prison abolitionist, poet, performer, library rat, trauma monster, and Ph.D. student at Harvard University. Her latest work, The Twitter Hive Mind Is Dreaming is forthcoming at Robocup Press. In Carceral Capitalism (Semiotext(e)/Intervention, 2018), Wang examines contemporary incarceration techniques and illustrates various aspects of the carceral continuum, including the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory and algorithmic policing, the political economy of fees and fines, and cybernetic governance.

 

Sesshu Foster — Wednesday, October 24 — Geisel Library, Seuss Room at 5 p.m.

Winner of two American Book Awards, Foster is the author of four books of poetry, co-editor of Invocation L.A.: Urban Multicultural Poetry, and co-translator of Akrilica, by Juan Felipe Herrera, former Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book is City of the Future and his novel, Atomik Aztex, won a 2006 Believer Magazine Award. Since 1985, he has taught composition and literature in East Los Angeles, as well as creative writing at the University of Iowa, Pomona College, the California Institute of the Arts, Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and UC Santa Cruz.

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Tech Lending Program Extends Laptop Loan Period to 24 Hours

The loan period for the laptops in the Library’s Tech Lending Program (TLP), held at the Biomedical Library Building, has changed from 3 hours to 24 hours.  Users are also able to take the laptops outside of the building during the 24 hour loan period.

Hundreds of other items are also available in the Tech Lending Program.  Use Roger to check an item’s location availability.  Current UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff are eligible to checkout TLP items; a valid UCSD photo ID is required at checkout.

Send questions, comments, and suggestions to TechLending@ucsd.edu.

UC San Diego Library Expands Hours to Meet Patron’s Needs

We’re excited to announce we’re expanding our Friday hours starting September 28. New Friday hours at the Geisel Library Building will be 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Biomedical Library Building hours will remain the same.

As the Library actively reimagines its portfolio of services, spaces, and resources to best meet the needs of the campus community, it’s clear more user-friendly hours is what our students desire. In response, we’re changing our Friday hours and will stay open two hours longer until 8 p.m. during regular academic quarters to provide library services.

Over the last year, the Library has been working on several projects to better meet our students needs. This fall, new and returning Tritons will be pleasantly surprised to find–in addition to a later closing time on Fridays–a renovated study space on the 8th Floor and newly renovated and gender-inclusive restrooms on floors 4-8.  Read more…

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