Upcoming Film: Daughter of Keltoum

What: “Daughter of Keltoum”

Where: Birge Hall, Room B-302

When: Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m.

This Tuesday, the Center for Middle East Studies will screen the final movie of its fall film series. “Daughter of Keltoum” follows the story of a young Swiss woman who travels to her birthplace–an isolated settlement in the mountainous desert of Algeria–to find the biological mother she has never known. Her journey leads to a culture virtually untouched by contemporary society, one that still places great value on tribal structure and strict religious codes of conduct.

The film was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, and an award-winner at the Milan Festival of African Cinema.


Opportunity: Library Research Grants

Application deadline:  January 15, 2011

Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the library’s research collections. Up to $3,500 is available per award and last year the Friends made 22 awards totaling over $50,000.

Applications will be considered for scholarly use of archives, manuscripts, rare books, and other rare and unique holdings of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, including Mudd Library; as well as rare books in Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, and in the East Asian Library (Gest Collection).  Special grants are awarded in several areas:  the Program in Hellenic Studies supports a limited number of library fellowships in Hellenic studies, and the Cotsen Children’s Library supports research in its collection on aspects of children’s books. The Maxwell Fund supports research on materials dealing with Portuguese-speaking cultures. The Sid Lapidus ’59 Research Fund for Studies of the Age of Revolution and the Enlightenment in the Atlantic World covers work using materials pertinent to this topic.

For more information, or to apply, please go visit http://www.princeton.edu/rbsc/fellowships/f_ships.html.

Upcoming Event: Sawyer Seminar on Human Rights

What: Sawyer Seminar on Rethinking Human Rights for the 21st Century: “Rethinking Human Rights and the Environment”

Sponsored By: UW-Madison Human Rights Initiative, Global Legal Studies Center, Division of International Studies, International Institute, Global Studies.

When: Friday, December 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Law School, Room 3250

Speakers and panelists include:

  • Scott Straus: Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Human Rights Initiative (UW-Madison)
  • Richard Hiskes, Professor of Political Science (University of Connecticut)
  • Hari Osofsky, Associate Professor of Law (University of Minnesota)
  • Philippe Cullet, Professor of International and Environmental Law (University of London)
  • Sumudu Atapattu, Associate Director of the Global Legal Studies Center (UW-Madison Law School)