Georgia State University Library is pleased to announce the completion of a very large and very important project. The Digital Projects Unit, working closely with Special Collections and Archives, has completed the digitization of The Signal, Georgia State University’s student newspaper. The digital collection includes The Signal’s previous incarnations The Technite, The Evening Signal, and The Junior Collegiate. The earliest issues were published in 1926.
This project began in October 2012. In about 20 total months of work, the entirety of the run held in the University Archives, 2,135 issues (34,456 pages), has been scanned, described with metadata, and uploaded to the Library’s Digital Collections for public viewing. Digital Projects will continue to upload issues periodically to keep the collection up-to-date.
The Signal, October 26, 1993
Congratulations to Dr. Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., William M. Suttles Chair of Religious Studies, on the publication of his recent book Classics at the Dawn of the Museum Era: The Life and Times of Antoine Chrysostome Quatremère de Quincy (Palgrave Macmillan). In his new book Dr. Ruprecht examines the life, times, and work of the art historian and architectural theorist Quatremère (1755-1849).
From the publisher:
Antoine Chrysostome Quatremere de Quincy (1759-1849), arguably the foremost French classicist and art historian of the nineteenth century, is relatively little-known in English language scholarship. Three of his books were translated in the early nineteenth century, none in the twentieth century, and an important collection of two sets of open letters concerning museums, looting and repatriation was just published in 2012. Quatremère has been unfairly called ‘the French Winckelmann,’ a charge that sticks primarily because so little of his work has ever been translated. In fact, he shows us, not what apish imitation of Wincklemann’s Neoclassicism looked like in the nineteenth century, but rather what these two overlapping disciplines had become in the generation after Winckelmann. Quatremère was formed by three crucial developments that Winckelmann did not and could not know: the French Revolution and its aftermath; Hegelian aesthetics; and the establishment of the museum era in Europe. Quatremère also remained committed to his Roman Catholicism and to the secular values of the early Revolution; in this he is very different than Winckelmann, who converted to Catholicism just before moving to Rome, and who was, according to many who claimed to understand him best, really a ‘closeted pagan’ if he were anything at all. Quatremère wrote eloquently and with deep insight concerning his understanding of the compatibilities between the Classical and Christian vision, an issue that does not figure in Winckelmann’s more intentionally ‘profane’ musings. Ruprecht hopes to show that Quatremère’s true importance emerges only if we situate him in his own times, one generation after Winckelmann, in a very different, and a far more revolutionary and secularizing cultural moment.
Selected publications by Dr. Ruprecht available through the University Library include:
- Winckelmann and the Vatican’s First Profane Museum. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
- “Winckelmann and Casanova in Rome: A Case Study of Religion and Sexual Politics in Eighteenth-Century Rome.” Journal of Religious Ethics, 38.2 (2010): 297-320.
- Was Greek Thought Religious?: On the Use and Abuse of Hellenism, from Rome to Romanticism. New York : Palgrave, 2002.
- Symposia: Plato, the Erotic, and Moral Value. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999.
- Afterwords: Hellenism, Modernism, and the Myth of Decadence. State University of New York Press, 1996.
Do you have an iPad or an Android tablet? If so, the library has a trial of a new service and we would like your feedback.
Browzine is a browsable newsstand of the library’s journals. Easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals directly from your tablet device.
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With Browzine, you may:
- Read complete scholarly journals in a format that is optimized for iPad, Android, and Kindle devices
- Create a personal bookshelf of your favorite journals
- Be alerted when new issues are published
- Easily save to Zotero, Dropbox and other services
Our trial is active through the end of June. Please test this app and let us know what you think. Contact Tricia Clayton in Collection Development with your feedback.
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew J. Cohen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, on the publication of his new book Toleration, published by Polity Press. In his book Dr. Cohen provides an analysis of what toleration is, what should be tolerated, and why toleration is important.
From the publisher:
Beginning with some key insights into what we mean by toleration, Cohen goes on to investigate what should be tolerated and why. We should not be free to do everything – murder, rape, and theft, for clear examples, should not be tolerated. But should we be free to take drugs, hire a prostitute, or kill ourselves? Should our governments outlaw such activities or tolerate them? Should they tolerate “outsourcing” of jobs or importing of goods or put embargos on other countries? Cohen examines these difficult questions, among others, and argues that we should look to principles of toleration to guide our answers. These principles tell us when limiting freedom is acceptable – that is, they indicate the proper limits of toleration. Cohen deftly explains the main principles on offer and indicates why one of these stands out from the rest.
Other recent works by Dr. Cohen include:
The Georgia State University Library now provides access to the PhilPapers database. PhilPapers is an interactive online bibliographic index of current scholarly research for students and professional philosophers. The resource has both links to external copies of papers and local copies (normally pre-prints) of papers uploaded by the authors. It is both an index and an archive. The site was created in 2008 by David Bourget, currently at the University of Western Ontario, and David Chalmers of the Australian National University. Bourget and Chalmers serve as general editors of the project with the assistance of an advisory board and a number of subject area editors who help categorize and maintain the indexed citations.
Sponsors of the site include the the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario, the American Philosophical Association, the Institute of Philosophy of the School of Advanced Studies at the University of London, the Centre for Consciousness of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, and the Joint Information Systems Committee, which supports higher education and research in the United Kingdom by providing leadership in the use of information and communications technology.
To access this database, click on the Discover tab on the Library homepage, then click on the letter “P” on the Databases by Name A-Z list and scroll down.
Are you curious about Digital Humanities, but not sure exactly what that means? Would you like to gain a basic understanding of Digital Humanities, the types of tools that are used, and the types of scholarship conducted? If so, please join us for the Digital Humanities Discussion Group. For 10 weeks this summer, we’ll be working through DH101: Introduction to Digital Humanities, a course designed by UCLA students and faculty. Our first meeting is Monday, May 19th from 2:30–4:00pm in the Colloquium Room on the 8th Floor of Library South. Please register so that we’ll know you’re coming.
This discussion group is open to all interested faculty, staff, and students.
The newly created Center for State and Local Finance has launched a new executive education program for mid-level to senior public finance professionals in city, county and state governments. The new center is run by the public finance faculty in Georgia State University’s top-ranked Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. Let’s meet the experts for the Center’s first class, Analytics for Public Finance.
Dr. Carolyn Bourdeaux is an Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and is Associate Director for Research at the Georgia State Fiscal Research Center. Her recent research has focused on cutback budgeting, tax reform, intergovernmental fiscal relations as well as the legislative budget processes and decision-making.
Jessica Estep currently teaches professional writing and memo development for the Masters in Public Administration program at the Andrew Young School. She will be teaching the writing portions of the program including memo development.
Dr. Cynthia S. Searcy is Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and an Assistant Professor of Public Management and Policy, specializing in financial management and budgeting, education policy, and health policy. Dr. Searcy’s recent research investigates the financial health and financial management practices of charter schools and U.S. cities.
Dr. Katherine Willoughby seeks to promote improved budgeting and financial management practices in the public sector. Her primary focus of research is on state government budgetary and fiscal management. Her book, Policy and Politics in State Budgeting, coauthored with Dr. Kurt Thurmaier, examines the relationship between budgeting and policy development as seen through the eyes of analysts employed in executive budget offices in 11 American state governments in the South and Midwest.
Registration for Analytics for Public Finance is now open.
"If You Were Mine" sheet music (1935)
On Saturday May 10th, The Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition and Workshop will be held on the Georgia State University campus. This event is presented by The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative and is dedicated solely to the music of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood from the early to mid-twentieth century. Regional finalists will spend the day in workshops with music educators and industry professionals. The finalists will then perform a FREE concert for the public at 7:00 p.m. at the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall.
Resources in the Georgia State University Library related to the Great American Songbook:
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The Georgia State University Emeriti Association is hosting a book talk by Dr. David O’Connell, Professor Emeritus of French, on his book The Art and Life of Atlanta Artist Wilbur G. Kurtz Thursday May 22nd, 11am to 12:30 pm, Library South 8th floor. Wilbur Kutz was selected by Margaret Mitchell as technical advisor and artistic director for Gone with the Wind and you may see his works at The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art exhibit through July 3rd, 2014. Join author David O’Connell as he talks about the life and works of one of Georgia’s important artist-historians. This program is open to students, staff, faculty, and interested alumni, but please RSVP by Monday May 19th, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-413-3409.
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Jacobs speaking at the First Workmen's Circle Awards Banquet, 1969
The Joseph Jacobs Labor Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 to honor Joseph Jacobs, a long-time labor attorney who represented unions in Georgia, by the Organized Labor and Workmen’s Circle Awards Committee and the North Georgia Building and Construction Trades Council.
One scholarship is awarded annually in the amount of $1,000.00. Funds will be delivered directly to the student’s Georgia State University Account in two parts: $500.00 in the fall semester and $500.00 in the spring.
The scholarship is administered by the Southern Labor Archives.
To be considered for the Jacobs Scholarship, the applicant must be admitted to or enrolled in GSU and be a student in good standing. Additionally, the applicant must also be a member of a Georgia AFL-CIO affiliate labor organization or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a member. Additionally, the applicant must submit a cover sheet, essay, and a copy of a GSU transcript, or, if not currently enrolled at GSU, a statement attesting to the fact that the student is admitted to GSU. Documents may be submitted electronically or via traditional mail by May 15, 2014. See the online application for more information.