Cesar Chavez; Medieval Manuscripts; create:space
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ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter
   April 2014 – Issue 75
 

Photo Archive Highlights Turbulent Times of
Civil Rights Movement

Cesar Chavez and his mother, Juana Estrada, appear at a rally in Modesto, Calif., in 1973.  Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Stanford Libraries
 
Civil rights activist Cesar Chavez is one of the subjects featured in Stanford Libraries' new Bob Fitch Photography Archive, a collection of images shining a spotlight on critical moments in recent American history.


Exhibit Spotlights Medieval 'World of Words'

'The Statutes of the City of Marseille' was copied and illuminated in 1265, with significant additions in later hands until 1317. The city was an important seaport of antiquity and the Middle Ages. (Photo: L.A. Cicero)
 
The Circle of the Sun exhibit draws on Stanford's medieval and early modern manuscript holdings, including a number of recent acquisitions, to show how secular learning was shared and spread throughout the Middle Ages. Watch the video above with co-curator David Jordan and exhibit designer Elizabeth Fischbach.


create:space Grand Opening

Student using create:space. Photo credit: ACS/Erin Scott
 
Academic Computing Services hosted the grand opening of their create:space, an open makerspace for the Stanford community and a destination spot for Stanford's thinkers, artists, makers and doers.


News & Views

Stanford historian Caroline Winterer received a Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for her digital analysis of Benjamin Franklin's letters. Photo credit: Timothy Archibald
 
Benjamin Franklin's Social Network ... Cesar Chavez and the Farmworker Movement ... Made of Moon Dust ... Pocket Opera ... Russian Formalists and Digital Humanities ... and other news.


Exhibits & Events

Stanford Historical Society's Ninth House and Garden Tour
 
Stanford Historical Society's Ninth House & Garden Tour is not to be missed. This year's tour features pre-1930 houses from the San Juan Neighborhood documented in the Society’s Historic Houses series.
 

 
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