In its third year, the annual program expands the dialogue of inclusive representation — ensuring easy access to community-wide activities for all.
From a new art installation to the 5th annual Barnard Bold conference, it’s a busy mid-semester at BLAIS and the Milstein Centers. Read on to find out everything that’s happening this March!
This February, BLAIS and the Milstein Centers are offering workshops on everything from clothing repair and food photography to interactive data visualization and SQL. Read on for our full list of events and news!
Happy New Year and welcome to the fourth issue of the Barnard Digital Humanities Center newsletter!
Last year, 2022, Grace Li BC '24 was inspired to explore the Asian American and Pacific Islander zinester community in New York City.
Welcome to a new feature: We've Got a Zine for That! Each month we'll highlight zines with a topical theme. In honor of the water rabbit, the theme for February 2023 is rabbits!
Hello and welcome back to our third issue of the Barnard Digital Humanities newsletter– and to the end of the year!
With the temperature outside dropping, BLAIS and the Milstein Center have a variety of events to keep your spirits high. There’s plenty of activities, workshops, movie screenings, and more to keep you warm and learning till the end of the semester!
The Barnard Library will award $3000 to two researchers to support their use of its Archives, Zine Library, and other collections/resources
It’s getting chilly out, but BLAIS and Milstein Center can be a great place to warm up! With a broad range of activities, workshops, and even a GIS celebration, there’s something for everyone.
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to the newest members of the ML team! You can learn more about this year's Student Artist in Residence (SAR) cohort on the Movement Lab website.
This semester, we welcome Minne Atairu, Christina Duan, Rosie Elliott, Yilin Li, Grace Li, Liz Radway, Nami Weatherby, Sarah Yasmine Marazzi-Sassoon, and Chunming Zheng as our student artists in residence.
Welcome to all our SARs — We look forward to creating with you!
The Movement Lab and Zine Library will host a series of crossover Stillness Labs Wednesdays in November 11:45-12:45 in MLC 020.
Columbia Spectator Review of Julie Gautier’s Film Screening and Q&A Discussion with Movement Lab Director Gabri Christa
The Movement Lab Team thanks Columbia Spectator writer Lucy Kudlinski for her review of Columbia Maison Française’s "Being in the World: People and the Planet in French and Francophone Cinema" Festival event featuring four short films by Julie Gautier and a Q&A discussion between Julie Gautier and Movement Lab Faculty Director Gabri Christa.
Fall is in full swing at BLAIS and the Milstein Centers: Read on for announcements of new hires and new collections, and an exciting line-up of events - from talks and workshops to a Halloween party!
Zyaijah Nadler from Primary Care Health Service invited us to identify zines from our collection that address relationship violence.
Welcome to the first ever Barnard Digital Humanities Center newsletter!
The staff of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections is excited to announce the Coalition for Women Prisoners Collection!
In support of Barnard Signs the Way programming, we're sharing some zines from our library by d/Deaf creators.
Zines ASSEMBLE is a two-day online event on Fri 9th and Sat 10th September 2022 exploring zines, zine making, zine research and zine cultures. Barnard Zine Library curator Jenna Freedman will give a lightning talk on the zine corpus she and other BZLers have been working on (notably former paid intern Miranda Johnson and zine assistant Ellie Yousif BC '22/Mailman '23).
Whether you’re on campus, in NYC, or far beyond, we hope you’re making the most of the summer! Read on to learn about news and upcoming events from BLAIS & the Milstein Centers.
Barnard Zine Library Curator Jenna Freedman is presenting "Issues in Zine Cataloging" at the conference on Friday, July 8 at 2pm Eastern.
Barnard community members recognized Nancy A. Garvey ’71, a Trustee of the College, for her remarkable achievements with the dedication of a new pathway, ‘Garvey Walk.’
We have made a selection of reproduction justice zines available in print in the zine library and provide links to them online via CLIO.
Please join us in congratulating the EFMP grantees!
Hi! I'm Erinma. I'm from Maryland and I am an Urban Studies major with a concentration in Africana Studies.
After at least six years of trying to complete a run of Sassy magazine, we finally have all nine volumes on an oversize shelf in the Barnard Library!
It’s almost time for the Spring 2022 semester to come to a close, but we have some more BLAIS news and events to share before summer begins!
We're recognizing Urban Studies Professor Mary Rocco for her outstanding work on the Undesign the Redline project, as well as her many other collaborations with multiple BLAIS departments this year
We have circulating zine kits! They contain:
2 glue sticks
2 magazines or catalogs
8 extra fine markers in assorted colors
Plastic bone folder
Zine kit zine
As our Barnard community reconvenes after spring break, we bring you the April 2022 issue of @barnlib. Check out what events are available to you, in addition to news from staff, departments, and centers!
We added zines about grief, zine culture, work life, fat facts, weird roommates, and dating while married.
This week we added zines about a Canadian quarantining in Mexico, a summer of a historically straight women pursuing and being pursued by women, queering classics, dealing with a broken wrist, fatphobia and self love, raw and vegan cooking, and vintage clip art collages.
This addition provides a window into Shange’s creative process and the publishing industry, Shange's work as a teacher, and Shange as a sister, mother, daughter, and friend.
This week we're adding photography zines made by zine assistant Grace Li BC '24. The zines depict people, dogs, and scenes in Barcelona, Beijing, New Hampshire, and other locations.
This week we added zines about working in domestic violence shelters, eating disorder and other body issues, women traveling solo in South America, sex, sluttiness, sex work, feminism in Poland, witchcraft and elders, and Barnard Zine Club members writing and art on the theme of "return."
We added zines about life and work during the never ending pandemic, navigating US health insurance, Black sexuality, and trans resources in Seattle.
Though the temperatures are frigid, Barnard Library is abuzz with activity. Keep reading to hear about our many upcoming events, as well as news from many departments and centers!
Barnard DHC and Zine Library staff are presenting at this year's NYC DH Week!
We added zines documenting one artist's life in zines and experiencing racist microaggressions in her day to day, along with a nine-year-old girl's guide to cat-having and thoughts about delayed onset homosexuality.
This week we added zines about quarantine, chronic illnesses, tarot, Covid mourning, Covid parenting, mad zining, loving your own body, and going offline, and interviews with radical librarians and technologists.
With Valentine's Day approaching, we want folks to know that there's a place in the zine library for people who aren't interested in sex and/or romantic love.
This week we added zines about feminism and anger, suicide prevention, a white 100-year-old antiracist activist, mangosteens and durian, the likes and dislikes of a roller derby skating Australian librarian, a Portland OR college women's empowerment group. and a Canadian college student's loves: cooking and the CBC.
We added zines from a senior visual art thesis, activities to do in the rain, alternative back pain treatments, and reflections on the Universal Human Rights Declaration 70 years later by youth of color.
Today we added zines about WBAR and the DHC and zines donated by Bitch Media about feminism, navigating life with a facial deformity, menstruation, sex trafficking, scams, and waiting for health news.
This week we added zines about revolution, DIY radio, 1996 computer geekery, feminist health, reproductive rights, a mass kidnapping and likely murder in Mexico, and sobriety in punk/activist scenes.
In this cold winter weather, we bring you the December 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!
This week we added zines about cooking and family lore, crafting, feminism, sex, walking while femme, riot grrrl music, library work and culture, and the New Zealand zine scene.
Zine Associate Nayla Delgado (BC'24) introduces the Spanish Zine Abstracting Project.
After a restful fall break, we bring you the November 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!
This week we added zines about DIY zine making, tech: you do want FRIES with that, punk life, thoughts on zine making ten years in, Stone Sour fandom, ants, music, an LA teenhood with boys, food and family, and the history of a radical choir including its performances at the WTO protests.
This week we added zines about an artist's stream of conscious regarding zines and work, mugs, doing a lot of yoga while living with your parents before starting grad school, and flash fiction inspired by old photographs
This week we added zines about 9/11 and its anti-Muslim aftermath, a day in the life of Edinburghers, finals weeks for a substance abuser during covid, self-perception, cat love, time in a psychiatric hospital, and sustainable fashion, along with art collages, vegan recipes, and illustrated Mountain Goats lyrics.
This week we added zines about ancestors, life in Palestine, migraines, life in Pune, life for women in Lebanon, menopausal vengeance, sneaking books into Palestine, the politics of sex work, good things, and traveling alone while female.
This week we added zines from the summer's Leadership in Action program. Students wrote about reproductive freedom, incarceration, body image, disparities in education, and how Asian women are racialized in mainstream media.
Wrapping up the first month of classes, we bring you the October 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!
This week we added zines about making art in hard times, court watch, Black women murdered by police, mutual food aid, and racism in Queens, police ineffectiveness and abolition, and a glossary of queer culture terms for teens.
Check out your Barnard Library materials from any floor, at any floor!
This week we added zines about radical Barnumbia, a retired school librarian, filing for unemployment in pandemic times, an AFAB GenXer remembering expecting to grow up to be a man, translations of Ntozake Shange's poems, the program accompanying a Barnard alum's dance installation, quarantine times in Salt Lake City, frustrations with people who don't mask/vax, exercising for health rather than beauty, and coping with the long term impacts of rape.
Activists, including zine makers, took over Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan in September 2011 to draw attention to economic and other injustices.
Barnard Personal Librarians can now sign up students for New York Public Library cards!
The Movement Lab has opened applications for its Graduate Assistant position. This part-time job is to assist Guy de Lancey, our studio manager, with the operational logistics of running the Lab. You must have a Bachelors Degree in order to apply.
With the fall semester right around the corner, we bring you the September 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!
This week we added zines about being sick with Covid, zine culture and community, parenting a teen in quarantine, preparing to return to work at work, political protests during lockdown and complicated ancestry.
This week we added zines critiquing capitalism, anti-Black racism, the patriarchy, hierarchy, imperialism, and time as a construct that rules our lives. The zines are pro affinity, relationship building, mutual aid, and care.
Zoë Webb-Mack (BC '21) is the 2021-2022 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Vagelos Computational Science Center
This week we added zines about sobriety, savagery, the good and the bad, trauma aware tattooing, sex work, queer friendships, radical Filipines, antiviolence work, and zine reviews.
To kick off the last month of summer, we bring you the August 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!
We're excited to share some news about promotions for Charlotte Price, Vani Natarajan, and Meredith Wisner!
Welcome our new Director of AV Services Rosana Chang!
The Movement Lab is now accepting applications for our Fall '21-Spring '22 Student Artist-in-Residence!
August 21, 2021 | 12:00pm - 7:00pm
The People's Forum, 20 West 37th Street, NY, NY 10018
This week we added zines about college life as filtered through Facebook, missing friends in Covid times, South Asian feminism, pandemic behind bars, depression, the aftermath of incest, and patterns for 7-day candle prayers.
We added zines from Columbia organizations (South Asian Feminisms Alliance and IRWGS que(e)ry collective), daily comics from a middle-aged lesbian cappuccino enthusiast, zines and coloring books from Mexico and Chile about animals, trees, sex, and feminism; an APA citation primer; a zine about a public library, and a 2007 anarchafeminist comp zine from Ireland.
In the heat and humidity of the summer, we bring you the July 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!
Katie Brady (BC '20), Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Vagelos Computational Science Center, leaves Barnard to work on software development for a startup whose mission she is very excited about.
This week we added zines about JK Rowling's take on transgender women, Asian Pacific American students at Barnumbia, Mexican women artists, how to make zines, nudity in court, animated gifs, and a woman mourning her grandfather while eating a box of Godiva chocolate truffles. Four of the zines are in Spanish.
The Movement Lab has opened applications for its Post Baccalaureate Fellowship position. This full-time, year-long job will help develop skills and technical / creative / collaborative insights through assisting in the operational logistics of running the Movement Lab, along with supporting the research and development of a personal creative project. You must be a resent Barnard/Columbia graduate in order to apply.
Did you know we have zines in our collection from almost 50 countries in more than a dozen languages? That includes these French zines you can read on the way to storming the Bastille in July!
Movement Lab Artist-in-Residence LaJuné presents The Black Movement Library Portrait Series at Brooklyn Public Library
Visit the Brooklyn Public Library at sundown June 23rd and 24th for The Black Movement Library Portrait Series, a large-scale public outdoor performance organized by new media artist, creative technologist, educator, and Movement Lab Artist-in-Residence LaJuné McMillian.
This week we added zines about Asian American diaspora, moving karaoke and group dance activities online during quarantine, the manager of Chicago zine hub Quimby's, "bad" zines, poems about lovers, River Phoenix and Gus Van Sant, an anxious New Zealand teen, gender nonconformity, self-care for teens, and Sri Lankan architect Minnette de Silva.
The Movement Lab Team thanks Bwog writer Grace Novarr for her participation in and review of our workshop: Radical Joy with Sydnie L. Mosley! Read more about her experience and check out our upcoming events for future Movement Lab programming.
With the summer sun beating down, we bring you the June 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!
Saima Akhtar is the Associate Director for the Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC)
This week we added zines about community care, corporate feminism, activism in education, climate change, life after a brain injury, coming out, Animal Crossing appreciation (in 2009), gender identity and fashion, a break-up, and daily comics by a lesbian foodie and cat lady in LA.
This week we added zines and comics about quarantine life, digital horror, queer teenhood and Heavens to Betsy, scenes from nature, mental health in librarianship and archives, constraint, Asian American activism, and zines made by Athena Center's Leadership in Action teens from around the world.
This week we added zines made for classes: Black Feminist Portal, Feminist Architecture History, Applications in Climate and Society, and Dance Criticism plus minicomics about polyamory and sisters who visit a forest in a warehouse and fanzines about manicures and Cyndi Lauper.
As the summer semester starts up, we bring you the May 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!
This week we added a zine about herbal medications for the Real Housewives of SLC, and four issues of a zine by a queer, polyamorous nonbinary white person with Graves disease recounting their life and loves.
We added zines about relationship souvenirs, pandemic life through photographs, intergenerational space pirates, incarcerated Black women, dating, men peer educating men about accountability, civil rights survey responses from white people, prison abolition, President Trump's 75th-100th days in office, and moving to a new city.
This week we added zines about dating and going about your life while being gender-nonconfirming and polyamorous, soda fandom, tips for relaxation, a genderqueer Chicanx artist's gay root, and evidence-based medicine and its friends.
This week we added zines about the beginnings of hope as people are starting to get vaccinated, chronic illness likened to vampirism, queer and trans students of color at Barnumbia, nephrotic syndrome, building community through zine workshops, the band Idlewild, and a sketchy zine about justice for accusers and the accused of intimate violence.
With this warm weather and sunshine, we bring you the April 2021 issue of @barnlib. Keep reading for news and highlights from the BLAIS Staff!
On March 18, 2021 Barnard Zine Library staff led a STEM of Zines workshop. Here are the resources.
We added zines about Blasian women icons, Barnard first year pandemic experiences and TV picks, antisemitism in the US, quarantine life for a roller derby playing librarian in Australia, a daily photography project, and fascism in New Zealand. .