Celebrate the official launch of the Jamaica Journal online in the Digital Library of the Caribbean: Jamaica Journal Historical Collection Online November 15, 2009, 4-6pm Florida International University; Green Library 220 Event will feature Jamaican writer Donna Weir-Soley, reading from her book, Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings. Tour an exhibit featuring the Jamaica Journal with presentations from the Institute of Jamaica. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Subscriptions to the Jamaica Journal and books by Weir-Soley will be available for purchase and signing. Co-Sponsors Include: Air Jamaica, Jamaican Information Service, Jamaica Tourist Board, and the LatinRead More →

Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age September 15, 2009 2:00 – 4:00 pm Graham Center 150 Florida International University 11200 SW 8th St. Miami, FL 33199 The Digital Library of the Caribbean will host three speakers on the use of digital resources for Caribbean teaching and research.   The speakers will highlight how digital access to Caribbean research materials is opening new paths for both research and teaching. Dr. JoAnne Harris, Brittain Fellow, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Tech Dr. Nicola Foote, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History, Florida Gulf Coast University Mr. Patrick Tardieu, Curator, Fathers of the Holy SpiritRead More →

President Obama’s Presidential Inauguration can be viewed live on Tuesday on large screens–in addition to the many computer screens it will fill–at three of the UF Libraries: Library West in the InfoCommons (3rd floor) Education Library (limited seating) Large screen just outside the Journalism & Communications LibraryRead More →

I saw this announcement and it sounds great. I hope to make it (if finishing an article doesn’t prevent me), but it’s especially wonderful because this will definitely be a smart, aware, contextualized discussion of feminism like the kind found in Bitch Magazine articles which interrogate popular culture in a way not done elsewhere, or done as well or at least not as humorously. ……………………………………………………… The University of Florida’s Center for Women’s Studies & Gender Research & The Friends of Wild Iris Books invite you to join a participatory discussion with Debbie Rasmussen, Publisher of Bitch: Feminist Responses to Popular Culture about how—and whether—feminism canRead More →