Artist Harry Reese discusses third stream books, craft and users March 19

Acclaimed artist and book maker Harry Reese, inventor of the Sandagraph technique, will speak March 19 at 12:30pm in Special Collections.  In his talk Word, Image, Book, Presence: The User is the Content Reese will discuss his works produced with Sandra Liddell Reese for over 40 years at Turkey Hill Press. Harry’s teaching has engaged… Keep reading

ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon March 25 highlights social justice

This year’s ART+FEMINISM theme is activism.  The goal is to correct Wikipedia’s well-known gender imbalance by adding high-quality work to articles about women artists. Join the work at Vanderbilt Visual Resources Center, Cohen Memorial Hall Room 134 on March 25, 2020 from 11am to 2pm where Rebecca VanDiver (History of Art) will speak on “The… Keep reading

Celebrate Women’s History by Editing Wikipedia at Peabody Learning Commons

Edit women’s stories into Wikipedia at Vanderbilt Libraries during Women’s History Month.  Celebrations commemorating the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage continue on the Peabody Campus in March. Women of Peabody is an Edit-a-Thon March 18, 2020 from 12 noon to 3pm. Catherine Gavin Loss, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professional Education at Peabody College… Keep reading

Workshop: Intro to Geospatial Analysis with QGIS

This two-session course will focus on introductory spatial analysis in QGIS, a free and open source GIS platform. If you have always been curious about GIS and how to get started with it, this is the perfect opportunity. The course will run two days, 2/27 & 2/28, from 1-4:30 pm both days. Day 1 will… Keep reading

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Vanderbilt Software Carpentry set for March 5–6

The Vanderbilt Software Carpentry two-day boot camp is scheduled for March 5–6. The boot camp will feature: Intro to Unix Intro to Git and Version Control Intro to Python Register here. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Research IT Service, Vanderbilt Libraries, and the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute…. Keep reading

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Middle Tennessee Geospatial Summit

Symposium Program The Vanderbilt Initiative for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Research (VIIGR) and the Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) are proud to co-sponsor the Middle TN Geospatial Summit, celebrating geospatial research in middle Tennessee and beyond. The two-day summit will feature lightening talks from local graduate students, a panel and presentations from… Keep reading

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What’s Happening in the Libraries: February 2020

Gorey and Grandville: Curators’ Talks Explore Two New Exhibits Featuring Famous Illustrators Gorey and Grandville: Curators’ talks explore  two new exhibits featuring famous illustrators Two exhibits featuring the work of an American and French illustrator open in the Central Library on February 3. G is for Gorey: The Remarkable Worlds of Edward Gorey and Fables… Keep reading

Curator’s Talks: Spring 2020

Join the Special Collections Library for fascinating talks this semester led by librarians, archivists, and curators. Topics this fall will range from Cuban publishers to the history of paper making. The talks take place monthly in the Special Collections Reading Room on the second floor of the Central & Divinity Libraries building on the first… Keep reading

Python, R Studio, and ArcGIS lessons starting soon

During Spring 2020, the library’s Digital Scholarship and Communications (DiSC) office will be offering a series of workshops in Python, R and R Studio, and ArcGIS. Learn more about these and other offerings on our workshops page. Python Do you have a project where a Python script would help you get the job done? These… Keep reading

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“Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom” opens January 9 at the Fine Arts Gallery

Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery Curated by Édouard Duval Carrié and Ada Ferrer January 9–March 8, 2020 Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom brings together twenty contemporary artists working across a range of media to interpret an extraordinary—and now lost—historical artifact: a so-called “Book of Paintings” created by José Antonio Aponte, a nineteenth-century Afro-Cuban revolutionary and… Keep reading