Library Services to Support Remote Learning and Research

Updated on March 27th Our top priority is to ensure as many resources and services as possible are available remotely so that teaching, learning, and research can continue. Services will be adjusted as necessary in compliance with university guidelines and changing conditions.  Visit this page often for access to the latest information. Important resources for … Read moreLibrary Services to Support Remote Learning and Research

Commemorating 30 Years of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

This month marks thirty years since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, also known as NAGPRA. NAGPRA is a federal law that protects Native American graves and funerary objects. It also provides a process by which museums and agencies must repatriate Native American human remains, funerary objects, and certain categories … Read moreCommemorating 30 Years of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)

Panel Discussion on Repatriation and NAGPRA – Nov 12th 4:30-6PM

On November 16, 1990, Congress passed the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). This important human rights legislation aimed to restore dignity and respect to the ancestral human remains and cultural objects being held in museum collections, and provided a process for their repatriation to culturally affiliated tribes, lineal descendants, and Native Hawaiian … Read morePanel Discussion on Repatriation and NAGPRA – Nov 12th 4:30-6PM

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Woman in a Blue Kimono Holding Child Looking at Peonies, 19th Century

I have always been astonished at the beautiful, colorful Ukiyo-e prints in the Davison Art Center’s collection. Ukiyo-e prints, or “pictures from the floating world,” were produced during the Edo Period in Japan (1603–1868 CE). Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798–1861) worked during the late Edo Period and is known for his vivid imagination and his eclectic depictions … Read moreUtagawa Kuniyoshi, Woman in a Blue Kimono Holding Child Looking at Peonies, 19th Century

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 27th might not strike you as a particularly special date, but for audiovisual archivists around the world it certainly is. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage–proclaimed in 2005 by the United Nations and celebrated every October 27th since –is a day of awareness for the vast, fragile historical and cultural record captured on audio, video, … Read moreWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage

William Hogarth’s “Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn”

Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center has an extensive collection of prints by British artist and satirist William Hogarth (1697–1764). Hogarth’s prints are visually complex, with each intricate detail a pointed commentary on eighteenth-century British society. Hogarth’s frank and bawdy prints were often produced in series and can be read both as a history of British society … Read moreWilliam Hogarth’s “Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn”

Banned Books Week 2020

Welcome to Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our freedom to read diversely and without censorship! Every year books are challenged and even banned in American libraries, schools, and even universities. In 2019 alone, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked over 350 challenges to titles held in libraries across the nation, … Read moreBanned Books Week 2020

WesScholar has moved!

WesScholar, a permanent home for the innovative work of our community, including student theses and dissertations and faculty scholarly and creative outputs, is an essential piece of the library’s support for scholarly communications. Over the past year, the Library and ITS worked to update and improve WesScholar, and move it to a new locally supported … Read moreWesScholar has moved!

Improved Online Course Reserve to support teaching and learning for Fall 2020

Library staff have implemented a new online course reserve system to support this fall’s diversity of teaching modalities and need for digital-only reserve materials. The system provides easy access on any device to text and audio visual course resources (including library e-content, web-content and faculty-uploaded material) through Moodle, a direct link in a syllabus, or … Read moreImproved Online Course Reserve to support teaching and learning for Fall 2020