Thursday, September 12, 2013
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Oviatt Library, Ferman Presentation Room
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA
The Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia for less than four years. In their brief but devastating rule, approximately 1.7 million people died from untreated disease, starvation, and execution. For many, the regime's brutality has come to be symbolized by a series of black-and-white mug shots taken at the notorious Tuol Sleng prison, where thousands of "enemies of the state" were tortured before being sent to the Killing Fields. Based on a soon-to-be published book, this talk will trace the social life of these photographs through the lens of archival studies, arguing that these images are records first and foremost and that archival institutions are playing a key role in preserving and providing context to these records.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
Please join us for a reception celebrating the opening of this year's exhibition, In Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action.
Robin Abcarian, columnist for the Los Angeles Times
Richard Abcarian, CSUN emeritus professor, author, and protest movement activist
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Parking $6.00.
For more information, call (818)677-2638. Persons with disabilities needing assistance and deaf and hard of hearing persons needing interpreters, please call in advance for arrangements.