Shattering Stereotypes Instead of Glass: Opera and “Showing Us Our Own Face”

To many 21st century Americans, opera might conjure images of women in horned helmets belting out screechy songs in incomprehensible languages., and shattering panes of glass in the process. This stereotype has its origins in the German composer Richard Wagner’s operas with stories based in Norse mythology, and it is Continue Reading

“Showing Us Our Own Face”: Performing Arts and the Human Experience

Performance is a uniquely human quality. Humans – the only creatures on earth able to conceptualize realities other than the present one – over the millennia have followed the urge to present these realities to each other in a multitude of ways. This need to witness and empathize with the Continue Reading

Marchives Madness

Guess what!?   Special Collections Research Center is trying something new! We are so excited to be finishing up our new exhibition of staff picks. For the first time, we have created an online exhibition that follows along with our physical one and would love for people to interact. This Continue Reading

Before and Beyond 1968: Exhibit Reception

SCRC is hosting an exhibit discussion and reception for Before + Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America on Thursday Jan. 31, 2019. It will run from 3:30 – 5:00 and will take place in the Seminar Room in  SCRC, 2400 Fenwick. The featured speaker is Dr. Spencer Crew, George Mason University Robinson Continue Reading

Before and Beyond 1968: Gender and Race Ideology in the KKK

This post was written by Tavia Wager, Research Services Assistant. Special Collections Research Center’s (SCRC) exhibit “Before and Beyond 1968: Three Civil Rights Movements in America,” displays materials from the nineteenth century to the present day relating to the civil rights movement. The exhibition includes materials from the KKK in Continue Reading