Tuesday, January 30, 2018
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopRefWorks is a free, cloud-based reference and document manager that can help you keep track of sources for your research projects. Come to this workshop to see what makes RefWorks a helpful addition to your research process.
3:30 p.m.
Image of two elephant ink drawings from Tractado sobre las drogas y medicinas de las Indias Orientales courtesy Universidad Complutense MadridIn the sixteenth century, European imperialists and intellectuals encountered real elephants after having read about them for centuries in ancient sources. Used as sources of labor and ivory, elephants also became mirrors of human behavior because of their remarkable intelligence. In the writings of natural philosophers like Oliva Sabuco and Cristóbal Acosta, elephants had much to teach us about compassion and restraint. Dr. Abel Alves, Chair, Department of History, will explore this in detail in his talk to the Early Modern History Group. The talk is free and open to the public.
6:30 p.m.
This event is part of the "Stars to Steer By" lecture series, geared to help students learn more about what they can do with their humanities degrees. In "Networking for Introverts," you can discover how to excel at making connections and reframe what "networking" can mean.