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WESS Programs

Summer 2007

The European Union Today: Constructing European Identity

Summer 2006

Immigration, Ethnicities and Historical Research in New Orleans
Speakers: John Magill, Historic New Orleans Collection; Wilbur Meneray, Tulane University Library Special Collections; Emily Clark, Tulane University History Department

Summer 2005

Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts: East & West
Speakers: David Reynolds, Johns Hopkins University; Colum P. Hourihane, Princeton University; David J. Birnbaum, University of Pittsburgh.

Summer 2004

Scholarly Communication in Europe: Trends in Libraries, Publishing, and Copyright
Speakers: Manfred Antoni, Bas Savenije, Margot Wieser

Spring 2004

Migrations in Society, Culture, and the Library: WESS European Conference, Paris 2004
Keynote Speakers: Roger Chartier, École des Hautes Études, Paris, and the University of Pennsylvania; Jean-Claude Guedon, Université de Montréal, Canada; Friedrich Heckmann, University of Bamberg and Director of the European Forum for Migration Studies; Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, University of Saarbrücken; David Seaman, Director of the Digital Library Federation in Washington, DC
For the final report see the article by Denis Lacroix in C&RLN Vol. 65, No. 7:
Parisian migrations: A report of the Western European Studies Section's Paris conference

Summer 2003

Across the Pond: New Research-Library Networks in Europe and across the Atlantic
Speakers: Sharon Brown, Jeffrey Garrett, Richard Hacken, Michael Neubert

Summer 2002

Mapping the Future of Historical Scholarship about Europe
Co-sponsored by ALA’s Map and Geography Round Table (MAGERT). Presented with the generous support of Jean Touzot, libraire-éditeur.
Speakers: Karl Longstreth, Humphrey Southall (powerpoint presentation). Moderator: Richard Hacken.

Summer 2001

Exploding the Spanish Canon: Including the Voices of Spain's Excluded Communities

Summer 2000

Italian Studies and Italian Cultural Presence in North America: A Tribute to the Life and Contributions of Mario Casalini
With the generous support of Jean Touzot, libraire-éditeur.

Summer 1999

Western European Studies Librarianship: Looking Forward After 20 Years
With the generous support of Jean TOUZOT Libraire-Éditeur and Belser Wissenschaftlicher Dienst.
Speakers: Barbara Walden, James J. O'Donnell, Roger Brisson (moderator)

Summer 1998

Digitizing a Continent: National-Level Planning for Western European Libraries
Co-sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources.
Speakers: Jack Kessler, Kurt de Belder, Elmar Mittler, Deanna Marcum (respondent).

Summer 1997

Preconference on European Links: Sources of Information in Western European Studies for Academic Libraries
(see WESS Newsletter for description)
Keynote address: The Current State of European Studies in North America and of Scholarly Publishing in Western Europe.

Summer 1996

The Changing Face of European Studies
Cosponsored by the ACRL Slavic and East European Studies Section.
Speakers: Leena Siegelbaum, Marcelino Ugalde, David Magier, Martha Brogan (moderator).

Summer 1995

European Connections: Electronic Resources for Western Europe
Speakers: James Marchand, James Campbell, Mark Olsen.

Summer 1994

Emerging European Writing: Visions and Voices of the New Europe
Speakers: Giuliana Menozzi, Aida Bamia, Richard Preto-Rodas, Siegfried Mews.

Summer 1993

Europe East and West: New Resources for North American Libraries.
Cosponsored by the ACRL Slavic and East European Section.
Speakers: Edward Kasinec, Sem Sutter, Michael Miller.

Summer 1992

Cinema Paradiso: Movies, Libraries, and European Culture.
Cosponsored by the ACRL Arts Section, and the ALCTS Audiovisual Committee.
Speakers: Steve Hanson, Anne Schlosser, Nancy Goldman.

Summer 1991

European Unification 1992: Impact on Information and Libraries
Co-sponsored the College Library Section and the Law and Political Science Section.
Speakers: John McIntyre, James Campbell, Michael Hopkins.

Summer 1990

Translation: The Craft, Politics, and Access
Co-sponsored by the Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association (CHICATA) and The Chicago Union of Literary Translators (CULT).
Speakers: Kenneth J. Northcott, Carol Maier, Karl Green, Charles Fineman (respondent).

Summer 1989

Austria, Switzerland and the two Germanies: Collection Building and Bibliographic Control
Speakers: Agnes Peterson, Richard Hacken, Louis Pitschmann, Gail Hueting.
Publication: Papers appear with those from 1987 and 1988 annual programs (see above).

Summer 1988

Strangers in New Worlds: Migration Studies in Europe and America.
Sponsored by ANSS/ACRL.
Speakers: Dino Cinel, Mark J. Miller, Joel Wurl, Carol Armbruster, Helen MacLam, Susanne Roberts.
Publication: Papers appear with those from 1987 and 1989 annual programs (see above).

Summer 1987

New Directions in Old World Research: Western European Studies from Classical Antiquity to the Renaissance: Implications for Libraries
Co-sponsored by the History Section of RASD and by RBMS.
Speakers: Thomas N. Habinek, Mary Wack, Sally Scully, Chris D. Ferguson, Barbara Halporn, Kathleen Reed.
Publication: Papers appear with those from 1988 and 1989 annual programs in WESTERN EUROPEAN STUDIES: CURRENT RESEARCH TRENDS AND LIBRARY RESOURCES, WESS Occasional Paper, No. 3, 1990.

Midwinter 1987

In-house Library Guides

Summer 1986

Research Trends and Library Resources in Western Europe: Assumptions and Realities
Speakers: William Bader, Ioannis Sinanoglou, John Finzi, Gerald Anderson, Ellen Brow.
European Information services and WESS Librarians: Unrecognized Partners (Discussion group)

Summer 1985

Western Europe Women's Studies
Co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Discussion Group
Speakers: Virginia Clark, Beth Stafford, Rita Pankhurst.
Publication: Papers appear in Women's Studies in Western Europe: A Resource Guide, edited by Stephen Lehmann and Eva Sartori as WESS Occasional Publication, No. 2, 1986.

Summer 1984

Europe online: new sources from the Old World
Speakers: Charles Chadwyck-Healey, Judith Rowe, Paul Peters, Pascal Sanz.

Midwinter 1984

Aftermath of the University of MinnesotaSymposium on Western European Studies and North American Research Libraries

Summer 1983

France and Francophone Canada: Publishing Trends, Selection Tools, and Library Collections Today
Cosponsored by Resources Section of RTSD
Speakers: Jean-Pierre Bardos, Charles Fineman, Richard K. Gardner, Joan Higbee, Assunta Pisani.

Midwinter 1983

Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC)
Speaker: Judith Singleton.

Summer 1982

Resources of German-speaking Europe: Publishing Patterns and Bibliographic Strategies for the '80s
Speakers: Knut Dorn, Peter R. Frank.

Summer 1981

The Library of Congress and the Future of Western European Collections
Speakers: David Kraus.

Summer 1980

The Government Documents of Western Europe
Cosponsored by International Documents Task Force of GODORT.
Speakers: Eve Johansson, Gloria Westfall, David Rozkuszka. Panelists: Anthony Angiletta, James Campbell, Joan Higbee, David Rozkuszka.

Western European Language Specialists Discussion Group Topics, 1975-1979

Promoting the Use of Humanities Collections through Advanced Level Bibliographic Instruction
(Discussion group) Speakers: Mary George; Sheila Hart; Eldred Smith.

International Flow of Books
Cosponsored by Resources Section of RTSD, RTSD AAP Joint Committee, IRRT, the Asian and African Section or ACRL, the Slavic and East European Section of ACRL, and WELS.
Speakers: Julian Behrstock; W. Bradford Wiley.

Book Trade in Western Europe

Speakers: George Vrooman; Knut Dorn; Hugo Cortius (Nijhoff); Mario Casalini; and Emanuel Molho (French & European Publications).

The World of Books

Speakers: Alan Taylor; Herbert Lottman
Discussion group on above topic for Western Europe: Agnes Peterson.

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