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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.

Monthly Overview

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May 2019

LAST DAY OF CLASSES: May 3

24-CARD ACCESS FOR DICKINSON COMMUNITY: Friday, May 3, 8 AM - Tuesday, May 14, 5 PM

BUILDING COMMUNITY: National Mental Health Awareness Month, National Photograph Month

Library Events

PB&J NIGHT STUDY BREAK

Wednesday, May 8,  7:30pm,  Main Level - Circulation Area‚Äč

Exhibits & Book Displays

RESEARCH & WRITING BOOK DISPLAY

Dickinson Reads Area - Main Level

DICKINSON YEARBOOKS: AN HISTORICAL OVERVIEW EXHIBIT

Friends of the Library Area - Lower Level

THE NUCLEAR CRISIS OF 1979: DICKINSON COLLEGE & THREE MILE ISLAND EXHIBIT

Archives Hallway - Lower Level

THE POTATO CHIP FACTORY: A MYSTERIOUS BUILDING ON DICKINSON'S CAMPUS EXHIBIT

Archives Hallway - Lower Level

A HISTORY OF TAKE BACK THE NIGHT AT DICKINSON

Upper Level

RELAXATION AND MENTAL HEALTH BOOK DISPLAY

Dickinson Reads Area - Main Level

THIS SEMESTER ON CAMPUS BOOK DISPLAY

Reference Area - Main Level

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Featured Faculty Publication

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"Migrant Letters: Emotional Language, Mobile Identities, and Writing practices in historical perspective"

Marcelo Borges  
 

Professor of History; Boyd Lee Spahr Chair in the History of the Americas

The migrant letter, whether written by family members, lovers, friends, or others, is a document that continues to attract the attention of scholars and general readers alike. Influenced by methodologies from diverse disciplines, the study of migrant letters has developed in myriad directions. Scholars have examined migrant letters through such lenses as identity and self-making, family relations, gender, and emotions. This volume, edited by Professor Marcelo Borges, contributes to this discussion by exploring the connection between the practice of letter writing and the emotional, economic, familial, and gendered experiences of men and women separated by migration. It combines theoretical and empirical discussions which illuminate a variety of historical experiences of migrants who built transnational lives as they moved across Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. 

Recommended Citation:

Borges, Marcelo J., and Sonia Cancian, eds. “Migrant Letters: Emotional Language, Mobile Identities, and Writing Practices in Historical Perspective." Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2018.