Spring 2013 Schedule|
Welcome to Spring set of public lectures, discussions, and research topics. Everyone is always welcome.
- Refreshments are provided by the Dean of Simmons College GSLIS.
- Podcasts are provided by the GSLIS Tech Lab Staff.
- All are welcome! - Invite your friends & colleagues from outside Simmons, too.
The series was started in Fall 2004 by Assoc Prof G Benoit
to encourage sharing ideas and to get to know colleagues and students.
Lectures and panels will be podcasted, too, via the GSLIS Tech Lab web page, Simmons College, Boston, MA.
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Spring 2006 |
12 - 1 pm
Palace Road Building, Room 415, Simmons College
Mary Wilkins Jordan &
Simmons College, GSLIS
Reference Competencies from the Practitioner’s
Perspective: An International Comparison.
12 - 1 pm
Palace Road Building, Room 415
Simmons College, GSLIS, Interim Dean and
President of American Library Association
Salary Negotiation for LIS Students
12 - 1 pm
Room: 415 Palace Road Bldg
Mary Wilkins Jordan & Lisa Hussey
Assistant professors, GSLIS, Simmons College
Pop Culture and the Socialization of LIS Students
12 - 1 pm
Room: 415 Palace Road Bldg.
Michèle V. Cloonan &
Professor and Dean Emerita, and Editorial Assistant
GSLIS, Simmons College
Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture: A New Publishing Venture at GSLIS
Michèle V. Cloonan, Editor-in-Chief, and
Tricia Patterson, Editorial Assistant,
will describe the “reboot” of a journal originally
known as Microform Review.
The first issue of PDT&C is being published this spring
by De Gruyter. The editors will describe the journal,
share their experiences in re-shaping it, and describe ways
in which the GSLIS community can contribute to it.
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Palace Road Bldg., Room P-415
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Directory, History
Simmons College, Associate Professor
Using Photographs to Write a History of Emotions
Recently, scholars in multiple fields have begun to revisit the study of emotions.
Historians have also taken up this call, and some have begun to speak of
“an emotional turn” in the field.
But what sources and methods can be used to study and formulate
a history of emotions? Photographs would seem to be both
obvious and unlikely sources for such a study – obvious because
photography has long been used as a tool of emotional remembrance,
unlikely because pictures often obscure as much as they reveal
about the emotions of the sitter. This talk will
explore ways of thinking about photographs as a source
for researching the history of emotions. It will also
examine the work of pioneering portrait photographers
in nineteenth-century Germany, who experimented with the
new medium as a means of capturing a range of affective
states and relationships.