Spring 2018 Programs

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Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience
Through Sunday, March 18, Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery, 65 E. College St., Suite 5 (inside the Alumni Center at the East College Street development); open to the public on Saturdays 10 a.m–5 p.m., and on Sundays 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

The Clarence Ward Art Library continues its centennial celebration with exhibits highlighting unique collections:

  • Netshaker Mailer, work by Chuck Welch
    Monday, February 19–Friday, March 16
  • Artists’ Books @ Oberlin: The Early Years
    Monday, March 26–Thursday, May 31

  • Vases Chinois and 18th Century Cross-Cultural Exchange
    Monday, March 26–Thursday, May 31

Technologies and Formats of East Asian Books
Monday, April 16–Friday, May 4, Academic Commons, Mudd Center

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Mary Church Terrell
Friday, May 25–Sunday, May 27, Academic Commons, Mudd Center

Celebrating the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1968 and the 25th Reunion of the Class of 1993
Friday, May 25–Sunday, May 27, Goodrich Room, 4th Floor, Mudd Center

Lectures and Other Events

"An Evening with Meredith Evans of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum," Talk by Meredith Evans.
As the first African American woman to direct a presidential library, Meredith Evans focuses on civic engagement, the role of the presidency and public policy, and making accessible the records of President Carter, his cabinet, and the White House administration. In this talk, she explores her work in archiving a presidential legacy and with the Documenting Ferguson project conducted by Washington University of St. Louis.
Tuesday, March 6, 4:30 p.m., Mofett Auditorium, Mudd 050


"Radicals, Rights, and the Fall of Integrated Higher Education," Talk by Christi Smith, author and political sociologist, is the Assistant Dean and Senior Scholar at the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at Washington University in St. Louis. In her talk, Dr. Smith will present data regarding attempts at racial integration and discuss historical cases that could benefit universities in the contemporary movement to create truly inclusive campuses. Sponsored by the Friends of the Oberlin College Libraries.
Monday, April 9, 4:30 p.m., Moffett Auditorium, Mudd Center 050


"Vases and Virtue, Porcelain and Diplomacy: The Enlightenment Journey of Henri-Léonard Bertin (1720–92) and Joseph Amiot (1718–93)," Talk by Kee Il Choi, Jr., independent curator, PhD candidate at Leiden University, The Netherlands, on Vases Chinois, a rare 18th-century album of watercolor paintings of Chinese imperial porcelains, on loan from the Clarence Ward Art Library to the Allen Memorial Art Museum.
Tuesday, April 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Allen Memorial Art Museum

"Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War: History, Fiction, Photography," Book talk by Sebastiaan Faber, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies. See article on Page 9 of the Spring 2018 issue of Library Perspectives.
Tuesday, April 17th, 4:30 p.m., Moffett Auditorium, Mudd Center 050


The Harold Jantz Memorial Lecture by Denise Gigante, Professor of English, Stanford University
Friday, May 4, 4:30 p.m., Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center. Reception immediately follows.


Last updated:
March 7, 2019