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Browse Exhibits (23 total)

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“Comedy” Masking Tragedy: Currier & Ives’ Darktown Series

This resource looks at the Darktown series—a group of racist lithographic prints produced by the nineteenth-century firm Currier & Ives. Utilizing primary source materials from the Library of Congress, the study discusses these images in relation…


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The Other ‘Othered’: Bodily Rhetoric and the Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp

“In war, the body is a richly communicative means for making out winners and losers” (Achter, 48). War creates “bodies that are unruly and at odds with common sense notions of proper, whole bodies, conceived psychologically, physically, and…

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Embodiment and Femininity: The Complexity of Femininity During World War II

This digital exhibit examines bodily rhetoric and the complexity of femininity during World War II. In the United States, those in power used femininity as a recruitment tool for the United States armed forces while simultaneously using it as a tool…

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Documenting Women's Suffrage (Fall 2019)

Officially, American women began an organized fight for the right to vote in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention convened by abolitionists Lucretia Coffin Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. While the movement experienced ebbs and flows, fractious…

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FREN 4880/5550 (Spring 2019): La Méditerranée francophone

This exhibit on the "Francophone Mediterranean" will introduce you to several facets of the French-speaking, Western part of the Mediterranean world, connecting France and the Maghreb, in particular, Algeria. The first "wing" of this virtual museum…

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Superman at 80

It's no secret that Ohio has a rich history of comics and cartoons. The most popular and successful of these creations is certainly Superman, created by high school classmates Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel in Glenville (Cleveland) in 1933 (first…

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Mary Leslie Newton's Letters

Mary Leslie Newton, born in 1874 and raised in Xenia, Ohio, was a prolific writer throughout her life. This exhibit focuses on one particular genre and period: letters written during her teenage years. As Jane Greer observes inGirls and Literacy in…

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S'amuser au Languedoc! (Montpellier, FREN 3560)

Soyez les bienvenus dans notre galérie virtuelle faisant affiche des diverses possibilités de s'engager, s'amuser et s'instruire dans le Midi de la France. Ce site sert de portail numérique à la ville de Montpellier et ses alentours. (A brief…

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Disability in Fanzines

This exhibit explores disabilities and disability issues in the fanzine collection at the Browne Popular Culture Library. These zines talk about everything from personal experiences with disability to discrimination and other issues faced by the…