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Anything and All Things of Interest to Women: The Sarah Westphal Collection

Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus

Join the staff of the Bingham Center as we celebrate the newly acquired Sarah Westphal Collection and the opening of an exhibition of works from the collection: "Anything and All Things of Interest to Women: The Sarah Westphal Collection."

Speakers will include Jean Fox O’Barr, Duke University Distinguished Service Professor; Ann Marie Rasmussen, Professor and Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies, University of Waterloo; Thomas Robisheaux, Duke University History Department

The exhibit will be on display in the Michael and Karen Stone Family Gallery from July until December 2018.

Sarah Westphal, who received her PhD from Yale in 1983, was a member of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature and an affiliate of the Program in Women’s Studies at Duke from 1983-1986. In addition to her long academic career as a scholar of medieval German literature, Westphal has spent thirty-five years amassing a collection of over six hundred books written, printed, illustrated, or published by women from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Westphal’s particular interest is women in Britain and continental Europe in the eighteenth-century. The collection includes both monumental works such as a beautifully bound first edition of Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792) to previously unrecorded works and unique manuscript collections.

In Sarah Westphal’s own words the collection is “anything and all things that women published or were interested in, especially in the eighteenth century.” The collection ranges from literature for children and adults to science, cookery, travel writing, prescriptive literature, political and philosophical treatises, biographies of women by women, and works by women printers and artists. This exhibition includes eighteen items selected by Westphal, each with its own complex story.

"The attention to recovering traces of women’s voices and women’s agency that motivates all of Sarah’s research and work in the field of medieval gender studies also underwrites her approach to building her collection." --Ann Marie Rasmussen, Professor and Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies, University of Waterloo

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Designing the Online Learning Experience

Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 PM
Bostock 024
West Campus

Looking for resources and great ideas to help you create the best online learning experience? Join your colleagues for a collaborative session of resource sharing and co-creation of design guides you can use to plan, implement, and evaluate your online courses. Our goal is to curate and develop a great set of design guides that will be useful for all who plan involvement in online teaching and learning. We encourage you to attend to share in this effort and welcome your active participation on July 31!

This meeting is part of the Duke Online Learning Collaborative (formerly the Distance Education Special Interest Group) and is open to all in the Duke community with an interest in digital education and online teaching and learning. Contact Duke Learning Innovation

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Getting Started with Sakai

Wednesday, August 15, 2:00 PM
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus

This workshop is designed to give Duke faculty and staff preparing to use Sakai the knowledge necessary to create and manage a course or project site. During the session, we will provide an overview of Sakai basics, including the most commonly used tools and how to navigage the settings of a site.

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