Lunchtime Pop-up Concert: Music of Central Asia

Music of Central Asia Kazakh songs and instrumental tunes Concert by students of the Central Asian Music Ensemble tutorial taught by Assistant Professor of Music Saida Daukeyeva and visiting artists from Kazakhstan, Raushan Orazbaeva, Rüstem Nurkenov, and Zhaina Zharmukhametova Friday, December 1, 2023, 12:30-1:30 pmSmith Room, Olin LibraryFREE

Finding the Spirit of Inanga: Project Launch & Listening Party

Please join us for a lunch-time listening party this coming Monday, November 13th at 12:10 PM to mark the beginning 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 … Read more

WESeminar in Olin: Playing, Researching, and Archiving Turkmen Music

Friday, October 27, 2023 — 3:00pm Smith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Library In this performance-lecture, Mohammad Geldi Geldi Nejad MA’23, an acclaimed indigenous performer and scholar of Turkmen music, will introduce and perform traditional instrumental pieces and songs. He will also talk about his fieldwork experiences with Turkmen music masters in northeast Iran in … Read more

New trial: British Literary Manuscripts Online: Medieval and Renaissance

TRIAL through Nov.1, 2023 Contains facsimile images of a range of literary manuscripts — including letters, poems, stories, plays, chronicles, religious writings, and other materials — from roughly 1120 to 1660. This trial is an addition to the library’s access to Gale’s British Literary Manuscripts Online: c1660-1900, so you will see results for both subcollections … Read more

Experimental Arts and Media in Olin – redux

Two performances October 12, 2023 @ 7:30pm and ongoing exhibit **between systems and grounds: Chapter Three** Second Floor Balcony, Olin Library — FREE! — 7:30 to 9:30pm between systems and grounds is a collaborative, durational performance and installation project by Professor of Music Paula Matthusen and visual artist Olivia Valentine that creates a feedback loop … Read more

New Trial: British Government Information and Propaganda, 1939-2009

TRIAL through Oct. 2, 2023Collection contains materials produced by the British Ministry of Information (MOI) and Central Office of Information (COI) during the period 1939-2009 and includes posters, pamphlets and guidance booklets. Subject matter covers public health, education, social security, civil defense, international politics, race relations, sex discrimination, public sector career opportunities, policing, the environment, … Read more

Gone Fishing: Special Collections’ Angling Collection

Joseph Waldo Hosdowich (1898-1972), Wesleyan University, class of 1921, served in the First World War and had a decades-long career as a sales executive at the International Silver Company in Meriden, CT. He donated the Angling collection to the Special Collections library in the 1960s, shortly after retiring. His collection suggests a lifelong love of fishing, … Read more

Experimental Arts and Media in Olin

The World Music Archives/Music Library is hosting two fun events in Olin Library this week around the theme of experimental arts and new media: (1) Politics, Bleeps, and Bloops with the Election Profit Makers Thursday, September 14th 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30)Smith Reading Room, Olin Memorial Library Join David Rees (Get Your War On, Going … Read more

New Resource: The Atlantic Monthly (Digital edition)

New subscription to The Atlantic Monthly (digital edition). Content from 1857 to current includes audio, video and podcast extras.  You can access this resource through the A-Z Database page or through OneSearch.  Please note, when linking to resource choose “Sign in through your institution”: Wesleyan University Library  To access this database via the library website … Read more