WESeminar – Finding the Spirit of Inanga: African Musical Instruments Exhibition Tour and Demonstration

Friday, May 24, 2024, 2-3pm Olin Library 014 The World Music Archives & Music Library at Wesleyan University, in collaboration with PVD World Music Institute (Providence, RI), is currently hosting the exhibition Finding the Spirit of Inanga: Musical Instruments from Africa in Olin Library. Come see and hear some of the instruments up close, and learn … Read more

Composers in the Collections

Open House ▪ Installations ▪ Exhibitions Olin Library – 252 Church Street As part of NuMusWes24, explore the depth and breadth of Wesleyan’s music collections and installations: John Cage’s books and papers, African musical instruments, medieval manuscripts and early printed music, graphic and textual scores, and archives, recordings, and images of experimental music at Wesleyan, … Read more

Footprints of Faith: Exploring Wesleyan’s Missionary History

By Myka Modeste ’27 The African Materials Cultures @Wes Initiative (AfriMC@Wes) focuses on the depth of the history of Wesleyan’s relationship with Africa. In the process of studying the African items in Wesleyan’s collection we are analyzing the consequences of the scope of our influence and wealth in the founding of an African country. Investigating … Read more

Exhibition opening and performance: Finding the Spirit of Inanga

Please join us for a lunch-time exhibition opening on Friday, April 5, at 12:00 noon of Finding the Spirit of Inanga: A Gallery of African Musical Instruments, a project curated by music graduate student Chance Kinyange. A collaborative effort between Providence, RI-based PVD World Music Institute and Wesleyan’s World Music Archives & Music Library, Finding … Read more

New subscription to Pressreader, with access to thousands of popular newspapers and magazines

The library now has a subscription to the PressReader platform which provides online access to thousands of popular U.S. and international newspapers and magazines, from 155 countries and in 64 languages, covering art, business, computing, entertainment, fashion, gaming, health & fitness, current news and sports. Individual titles in this collection are searchable in Onesearch, or … Read more

Expanded access to Gale Primary Sources

The library is pleased to announce that we have signed a two-year agreement with Gale for expanded access to many more Gale Primary Source databases, such as Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library, National Geographic Magazine Digital Archive (1888-2020), and the U.S. National Archive collection on International Climatic Changes and Global Warming (1991-2009), … Read more

Trial access to KweliTV

To coincide with Black History month, the library has set up institutional trial access to kweli.TV, through February 29th. kweliTV celebrates the stories of the African diaspora by curating over 700 critically acclaimed & award-winning Black films spanning every continent— offering a rich learning experience that combines education and entertainment. Access kweliTV here or on … Read more

New trial: PressReader

Trial Jan 25 – Feb 25, 2025 Online reader for current newspapers and magazines covering news, science, technology, sports and travel. 120 publications in 60 languages.  Access PressReader here or on the A-Z Database page.