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Infinite History: Glass Negative Collection Goes Live Online And At The Library

On October 25th, Rhode Island Historical Society Graphic Archivist and Humanities Scholar Jim Damico will host a talk on his research into the glass negative collection at the Providence Public Library. From 6-8pm on Monday night, Damico, who has been working with volunteer members of the Paul Krot Community Darkroom, will discuss the local historical […]

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Happy International Women’s Day

[youtube]ljryaTP4YmA[/youtube] Today marks the 100th annual International Women’s Day.  Conceived in 1910 at the second International Conference of Working Women, the day’s original purpose was to draw attention to women’s equality and, hopefully, to give them the right to vote.  (At that point New Zealand women, the first to vote, had only been doing it

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Another Book with RI Ties: The Geographer’s Library

I’ll be honest: I get a teeny bit jealous of writers who publish good books before they’re my age (throwing murderous glances at Jonathan Safran Foer and Lorrie Moore).  And now I have another author for my dartboard: Jon Fasman.  I finally read his novel The Geographer’s Library, and now I have to let you know what

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Ooh Ming Wings *drools*

And the Flaming Poo Poo Platters… look we didn’t know any better. Researcher and Brown grad student Heather Lee is conducting oral history research on some of the old family-owned Chinese restaurants once located in downtown Providence. She is particularly interested in hearing about the famous Ming Garden, Luke’s on Eddy Street, and the Mee

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Um, We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

If you like books but hate reading, then check out the latest from the History Channel.  They are now running an excellent show Desperate Crossing: the Untold Story of the Mayflower.  Based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s excellent ‘Mayflower’ (he is one of the talking heads) as well as other sources, this production takes you back to

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Women in the Labor Movement

Something cool at Brown this Wednesday for Women’s History Month: “Women in the Labor Movement” 4:30pm on Wednesday, March 5 Petteruti Lounge in Faunce House 75 Waterman St. Providence, RI Featuring Roxana Rivera RI Director of SEIU Local 615 and workers from Brown Learn about the role of women in leading and joining the labor

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