What's On at the Archives

Upcoming Events:

Ink and Sand: Greek Papyri Purchased by Francis Kelsey and Bernard Grenfell for the University of Michigan in March-April 1920:

Date & Time: October 12, 2016 to March 31, 2017, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Location: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, 330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Fort Garry Campus.

Papyrology is the study of texts preserved on papyrus—the principal writing material of antiquity. This exhibit provides an introduction to papyri and to their acquisition (by excavation or purchase) in the early twentieth century, focusing especially on one group of texts purchased in the year 1920. Using digital reproductions of a selection of previously unstudied papyri, it presents translations and analyses of their Greek texts’ captivating contents for the first time. Also featured are original period artefacts from the University of Winnipeg Anthropology Museum.

Archives & Stories with Omushkego Storyteller Louis Bird

Date & Time: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Location: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, 330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Fort Garry Campus.

Since the 1970s, Louis Bird, a distinguished Indigenous storyteller and memory keeper, has been recording the stories and memories of Omushkego (Swampy Cree) communities along western Hudson and James Bays. Using digital and analogue technologies, he has created a large archive of recordings to support his memory work as a storyteller. Join us for a very special afternoon of stories and discussion about how Louis has made use of western technologies and archival practices in addition to traditional oral transmission practices in order to keep his culture vibrant.

All are welcome!