Works published by UVA Librarian Jean Cooper’s Shortwood Press win Phillis Wheatley Awards

Two titles published by Metadata Librarian Jean Cooper’s Shortwood Press are recipients of this year’s Phillis Wheatley book awards given to five books published within the last five years covering the topic of slavery. The awards are presented by the … Continue reading

New Library resource gives insight into Extremism and Radicalism in the 20th century

Gain insight into the history of radical and extremist movements from the beginning of the 20th century to the current decade with the Library’s new online resource, Gale’s Political Extremism & Radicalism in the 20th Century. Find previously hidden sources … Continue reading

Library Resource Orlando recovers neglected Feminist Literary History

The Library online resource Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present is more than a collection of biographical and critical information on British women writers. Orlando is a born-digital project designed to recover neglected feminist … Continue reading

The Library offers Documentary film “Charlottesville” about events of August 2017

The University of Virginia Library has recently purchased the streaming rights to Paul Tait Roberts’ documentary film Charlottesville, about events leading to and following the deadly “Unite the Right Rally” of August 12, 2017. This collaboration between public television and … Continue reading

The HistoryMakers Digital Archive offers Fellowship opportunities for Faculty & Students

As part of a two-year $1,000,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the HistoryMakers Digital Archive is funding three fellowships—one in academic research, another in digital humanities, and a third in creative study. University Librarian John Unsworth is leading the effort to … Continue reading

History Maker of the Week: Oscar-winning Composer Isaac Hayes

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements is featuring one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. On February 8, … Continue reading

Clemons Video Collection Celebrates Women Filmmakers with “Pioneers” DVD Set

New! The Clemons Library video collection offers Kino Lorber’s 6 part DVD set Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers—50 restored films made by women in the years 1911–1929, providing a closer look at the part women played in transforming the lowly flickers into … Continue reading

HathiTrust Research Center Extends Non-Consumptive Research Tools to Copyrighted Materials

Since 2011 the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has been developing tools to promote “non-consumptive research” of its 4 billion pages of public domain material—University Librarian John Unsworth has long been a practitioner of text-mining. As a member of the HTRC … Continue reading