(Please note: this event may change due to a time conflict. Please check with UMN for updated info.)
First Fridays, talk series at UMN
Both Seen and Unseen: Early Modern Women in Global Perspective
Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library
Women fill the pages of early modern travel narratives, many authored by men, but a few written by women. Yet, somehow, we seem to know very little about these women; most of them remain unseen by history. Join curator Marguerite Ragnow as she explores how European men depicted the women they encountered on their travels, and hear some of the female travelers’ perspectives of the people they met on their journeys.
Singular and Remarkable: Helena Hernmarck
Northwest Architectural Archives
Her internationally renowned tapestries are described as “heroic in scale,” yet you may not know her name. With commissions in buildings around the world, including the American Swedish Institute, Hernmarck’s work exemplifies skill and craftsmanship.
About First Fridays Series 2018-2019
A series of intellectually stimulating talks at Elmer L. Andersen Library
We Are Here: Women in the Archives
With women comprising half the population, their accomplishments and voices are found throughout the archives. Yet do their stories regularly rise to the top? The 2018-2019 Archives and Special Collections First Fridays season will focus on female-identifying stories — the firsts, the unsungs, the leaders, the marginalized, those who found their way to a place at the table and those who may never have managed to get there.
First Fridays is made possible by a generous gift from Governor Elmer L. and Mrs. Eleanor Andersen in honor of former University Librarian Dr. Edward B. Stanford.
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
University of Minnesota, 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments at 11:45 a.m. | Presentations begin at noon with cavern tours to follow.