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"Learning the Apostles' Creed: A Christian Mannes Bileeve, Lyric, and Sciences of the Heart" March 7

Professor Nicole Smith, from the University of North Texas, will be giving a talk on her research on A Christian Mannes Bileeve.  This text, a vernacular commentary on the Apostles’ Creed, stands as an exceptional example of a didactic text used by women religious to teach ecclesiastical doctrine. Most remarkable is, in comparison to other explanations of the Creed, CMB’s use of a variety of genres from example to lyric in its explanation of Christ’s Passion in Article IV: “Under Pontius Pilate, He suffered, died, and was buried.” At the most affective moment in the text, these lyrics and examples cultivate love and “kindness” in ways to reveal that “heart knowledge” (sapientia ) and “head knowledge” (Scientia ) are not mutually exclusive.  In this way, CMB stands as an exception to those other texts of affective piety and spiritual devotion that often, as scholars have argued, conflate scientia and sapientia.  The talk will be held March 7, 2017 in the Hodges Reading Room from 5-6:30…

Students Add to Digital Library of American Slavery

UNCG has outstanding digital archives. What you might not know is that, through coursework and internships, students have the opportunity to contribute to them. This spring, several history courses are interacting with one of UNCG Libraries’ most valuable resources – the extensive Digital Library of American Slavery, created by professor emeritus Loren Schweninger over more than 20 years, and currently managed by Digital Technology Consultant Richard Cox. Dr. Lisa Tolbert’s undergraduate history research methods course and Dr. Joey Fink’s graduate history course are using, and adding to, the DLAS’s Runaway Slave Advertisement Database. The advertisement database is managed by University Libraries’ Digital Projects Coordinator David Gwynn, who is helping to facilitate the students’ contributions. A recently awarded Strategic Seed grant will fund student interns to help digitize advertisements and work with classes in adding to the database. Since the Runaway Slave Advertisement Databas…

All the Light We Cannot See Book Discussion March 21

Join UNCG University Libraries at its next book discussion ofAll the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr. The event will be led by Dr. Chuck Bolton, Professor in the History Department at UNCG and will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library, 2nd floor. For more information or disability accommodations, please contact Hollie Stevenson-Parrish athdsteven@uncg.eduor 336-256-0184.

The Greensboro Public Library Hosts Booklovers Social on February 22

The Greensboro Public Library will host its eighth annual Booklovers Social from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22 at the Central Library, 219 N. Church Street. This year’s featured author, Quinn Dalton, discusses her latest novel Midnight Bowling. The Booklovers Social offers bibliophiles the chance to connect with fellow booklovers. New and established book clubs will be on hand to welcome new members. There will be door prizes, food and music. Participants will also get the chance to vote for their favorite books of 2016, as well as books to read for 2017. Dalton’s book, Midnight Bowling, uses the backdrop of bowling that was working-class America’s favorite sport, but on the decline in the 1970s and ‘80s. She tells the story of a young standout bowler who is faced with the challenges of transitioning into adulthood as she uncovers the complicated lives of the adults around her. Dalton received her master's in fine arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro…