Events Calendar

Archives for Black Lives: A Liberated Archives Exhibition
12:00am to 12:00pm
Knight Library
SAVE THE DATE: Opening this fall in Knight Library, Archives for Black Lives: A Liberated Archives Exhibition centers on education, documentation, and preservation of history. Through a partnership with the City of Portland Archives, Don’t Shoot Portland gained access to informational archives that inform current systems. More information to come.
Memory Work for Black Lives Online Plenary
10:00am to 4:00pm
SAVE THE DATE: “Memory Work for Black Lives” is a two-day online plenary that brings Black activists, community members, speakers, librarians, and archivists together to discuss the power of Black archival memory and community archives. Building on the community archiving work that Don’t Shoot Portland has done over the past decade, this online event will demonstrate how to digitally approach archiving historical memories and make demo recordings publicly available, so anyone can do this work at home.
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Current Exhibits

Graphic title that reads, Unceded Kinship: Land, Place and People, on a blue background
Knight Library
A new exhibition in Knight Library, Unceded Kinship: Land, Place and People seeks to honor the past, present, and future of Native and Afro descendant peoples by restoring and reviving our relationship to one another and to the natural world. Through holding and regarding kinship, solidarity, and community as sacred. By refusing the narratives of erasure, dehumanization, and subjugation. Finally, by envisioning a future rooted in Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty!
Photo by Pamela J Peters, Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters, 2016
Special Collections and University Archives
Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the opening of "Reclamation," an exhibition featuring two contemporary Native photographers, Zig Jackson and Pamela Peters.
copped manuscript illustration that shows three people and a horse
Explore this new digital exhibition of the Non-Western Manuscript Book Collection of UO Libraries Special Collections & University Archives. It features manuscripts in Arabic, Persian, Cuneiform, Chinese, Burmese, Russian, and Ethiopian.
two-page spread of an album of caligraphy fragments
Explore the six digital exhibits created in collaboration between University of Oregon Faculty, UO Libraries faculty and staff, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art curators and museum specialists, UO graduate students, and Mellon GLAM post-doctoral scholars, and the unique collections housed at the university.
illustration of a human facing front with an arm raised and facing back with an arm raised
Explore this new digital exhibit! The History of Biology exhibit traces the study of the living world from ancient to modern times. This story is told citing rare books and early manuscripts found in the UO Special Collections.
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