UC Berkeley Library has set up a trial of Seans Digital Archive (1990-2020). Seans is a well-known Russian journal dedicated to Film Studies. The UC Berkeley’s registered students, staff, and faculty can access the digital archive here. The trial will last from 12 January 2022 through 11 February 2022. The vendor description: The Seans digital archive contains all available published issues from 1990, with an additional year’s worth of content added annually. The archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title and features full page-level digitization and complete original graphics. The archive has searchable text and is cross-searchable with numerous other East View digital resources.
Each issue of Seans is devoted to a specific theme. Examples of past themes include:
- Based on true events (Основан на реальных событиях)
- Back in the USSR
- Sources of the impossible (Источники невозможного)
- Speak, Memory
- It’s sad (Это печально)
- Everything is going according to plan (Все идет по плану)
- Le tour de France
- Russian Cabinet of Curiosities (Русская кунсткамера)
Alternatively, the Seans Digital Archive is also available on the web at no cost here: https://seance.ru/magazine/
However, the archive that is on the web is not cross-searchable with other digital content that Eastview offers.
We are delighted to announce a new virtual exhibition, “¡Viva la Revolución Mexicana: 1920-2020!” that was initially going to be a physical exhibition to accompany an in-person conference, “México: La Conquista-Independencia-Adaptación, 1521-1821-2021,” that the librarian for the Caribbean and Latin American Collections, Dr. Liladhar Pendse had planned. When you first land on the home for this exhibition, please scroll down to see its different features.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic upended any real opportunity to meet in person, and everything was a bit delayed. Thus, we had to resort to a virtual exhibition and conference.
Both endeavors could not have been possible without assistance, encouragement, and support from many of our colleagues.
CRL recently announced a launch of a new digital archive on its Global Press Alliance Archive of El Caribe Newspaper. The site’s self-description is as follows, “El Caribe (“The Caribbean”) is a Spanish-language daily newspaper published in Santo Domingo and is one of the Dominican Republic’s most influential and longest-running newspapers. Founded in 1948 under the repressive Trujillo regime (1930-1961), the newspaper has borne witness to decades of political uncertainty, economic development, and social change. Except for brief interruptions in publication for a month in 1962 and seven months in 1965, El Caribe has been a constant chronicle of national and international news, both for the Dominican Republic and the broader Caribbean region.”
Since the newspaper is still in copyright, UC Berkeley users have to authenticate using their institutional login. For more information see here: https://www.lib.berkeley.edu/using-the-libraries/connect-off-campus
Conference: México: La Conquista-Independencia-Adaptación:1521-1821-2021 that is scheduled to take place on November 10th virtually. We are grateful to the sponsors of this virtual conference: UC Berkeley Library, Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of UC Berkeley.
Two hundred years ago today, Mexico signed the Declaration of Independence from the Spanish Empire (Acta de Independencia del Imperio Mexicano). The conference is dedicated to noting some critical landmark dates in the history of Mexico and Latin America. I am also attaching an image of a conference poster that our library’s communications team members have created. We also note that the image used for this poster is from Codex Yoalli Ehecatl (also known formerly as Codex Borgia).
We are grateful to all faculty members across our continent who will be speaking at this conference. All are welcome to attend with prior registration the whole forum or its parts as you see fit in your busy workday.
The Organizing Committee: Dr. Liladhar R. Pendse and Professor Ivonne Del Valle, UC Berkeley
Conference Sponsors: UC Berkeley Library, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UC Berkeley
We have set up a thirty-day trial of the Soviet Woman Digital Archive (1945-1991)
To link to this database during the trial is below:
Published initially under the aegis of the Soviet Women’s Anti-Fascist Committee and the Central Council of Trade Unions of the USSR, in the aftermath of WWII in 1945, the Soviet Woman magazine began as a bi-monthly illustrated magazine tasked with countering anti-Soviet propaganda. The magazine introduced Western audiences to the lifestyle of Soviet women, their role in the post-WWII rebuilding of the Soviet economy, and praised their achievements in the arts and the sciences.
The magazine covered issues dealing with economics, politics, life abroad, life in Soviet republics, women’s fashion, as well as broader issues in culture and the arts. One of its most popular features was the translations of Soviet literary works, making available in English, (and other languages) works of Russian and Soviet writers that were previously unavailable. An important communist propaganda outlet, the magazine continued its run until the collapse of the USSR in 1991.
Vendor: East View
Posting on behalf of our colleagues at LC (Lupita Partida, Herman Luis Chavez and Dani Thurber), I posting these as we mark Latinx Heritage Month! Kudos to my colleagues for preparing these informative podcasts! Enjoy!
The source of information is the email sent by our LC colleagues:
“La Biblioteca Podcast Season Two “Exploring Latinx Civil Rights in the United States” is finally here! Catch new episodes every Tuesday starting October 5th to November 9th.
Today, we released Ep 1: “La Biblioteca and Latina Sterilizations in Madrigal v. Quilligan.” Listen here: https://www.loc.gov/podcasts/la-biblioteca/season2-episode1.html.
To listen to upcoming episodes, refer to the release schedule below and visit the La Biblioteca Podcast website or page on the Latinx Civil Rights Research Guide for more information, including guest bios and links to Library resources referenced on the episode.
La Biblioteca Podcast Episode Schedule
October 5, 2021 – Ep. 1: La Biblioteca and Latina Sterilizations in Madrigal v. Quilligan
October 12, 2021 – Ep. 2: Central American Migration to the U.S: Temporary Protection Status (TPS)
October 19, 2021 – Ep. 3: Student Activism: 1968 Los Angeles Walkouts to Gen Z Justice
October 26, 2021 – Ep. 4: Who Are We? Latinx and U.S. Identity
November 2, 2021 – Ep. 5: Ahora Es Cuando: Exploring the Latinx Electorate
November 9, 2021 – Ep. 6: Environmental Activism in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
You can also find more information on this new season on the following sites:
- Research Guide podcast page: https://guides.loc.gov/latinx-civil-rights/podcast
- National Hispanic Heritage Month portal: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/
- Blogpost: https://blogs.loc.gov/international-collections/2021/10/exploring-latinx-civil-rights-in-the-united-states-la-biblioteca-podcast-season-2/
Afghanistan: At the Heart of the Silk Roads
Sanjyot Mehendale, UC Berkeley
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7 pm (ET)
A talk organized by the Dunhuang Foundation
PO Box 8309, Houston, TX 77288
This talk aims to counterbalance the popularly imagined Afghanistan—filtered by the mass media through the lens of terrorism and war— as a barren and backward place. Instead, presenting a place that lies at the heart of vibrant, millennia-old regional and international trade and exchange networks, with a culture not only rich but richly diverse, not isolated and insulated but deeply and complexly engaged with other cultures near and far.
Sanjyot Mehendale received her B.A. (Art and Archaeology) from the University of Amsterdam and her M.A. (Art and Archaeology) from the Rijksuniversity of Leiden, The Netherlands. She obtained her Ph.D. (Near Eastern Studies) in 1997 from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1997, she has been teaching Central Asian and Silk Roads art and archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Berkeley. From 2001-2005, she was the co-director of the Uzbek-Berkeley Archaeological Mission (UBAM). During the same period, she was Executive Director of the Caucasus and Central Asia Program. Among Dr. Mehendale’s main research concerns is a focus on the Kushan period, in particular on trade and cultural exchange and the relationship between Kushan kingship and Buddhist institutions. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, she has developed, in collaboration with the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative, a digital archive of the Begram ivory and bone carvings, which were once housed in the National Museum in Kabul, Afghanistan (www.ecai.org/begramweb). The author of several articles on Silk Roads art and archaeology, she is the co-editor of Central Asia and the Caucasus: Transnationalism and Diaspora (Routledge, 2005). At Berkeley, Sanjyot Mehendale is Chair of the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Road Studies and Vice-Chair of the Center for Buddhist Studies.
As a co-organizer of the event that is related to the DEIB work, I would like to invite you to attend the following event, “Ancestors and Archives online workshop,” on October 20, 2021. Please register using the link below. Please feel free to share this event with your respective professional lists.
UC Berkeley Library has purchased a Latinx Studies Related Database by Proquest: History Vault: Latino Civil Rights During the Carter Administration, 1979-1981.
The resource can be accessed here. If you are accessing it from an off-campus location, please use proxy or VPN authentication.
The database self-description is as follows, “This resource provides insight into the efforts of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government to reach out to the burgeoning Latino population during the last two years of the Carter Administration. Major topics covered in this collection include inflation, bilingual education, police brutality, political unrest in Latin America, Haitian refugees and immigration (legal and otherwise), Puerto Rican self-determination, and the U.S. Navy’s use of Vieques Island. Latino Civil Rights during the Carter Administration also documents some of the most critical Latino organizations of the time, including LULAC, TELACU, La Raza, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense, and Education Fund, the Mexican American Legal Defense, and Education Fund, and the American G.I. Forum.
My colleague, Hilary Schiraldi has set up a 30 day trial of the Rand State Statistics Database. Although not technically related to Slavic, East European, or Latin American Studies, as a librarian who provides reference services to our users, I find a great value in exploring different databases. I invite you to utilize this opportunity to try out Rand State Statistics Database. Please use your proxy or VPN if you are accessing it from an off-campus location! Explore! Browse! Enjoy!