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September 2021

The Clements Bookworm: The Hacke ‘Pirate’ Atlas with Fellows Chet Van Duzer & Danny Zborover

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Clements Bookworm is a webinar series in which panelists discuss history topics. In this episode, past Fellows Chet Van Duzer and Danny Zborover discuss their research on the Clements Library's Hacke Atlas—a late 17th century manuscript atlas drawn from captured Spanish sea charts and one of multiple copies produced by English mapmaker William Hacke. Van Duzer will explain indications of the locations of shipwrecks in Hacke Atlases and how information about the treasure on those wrecks was later added. Zborover shares what the Hacke Atlas can tell us about the deep roots of entanglements between the Chontal Indigenous people in southern Mexico, and English, French, and Dutch pirates. This episode of the Bookworm is generously sponsored by Tom Root in celebration of Corie Root's birthday.

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October 2021

2021 Michigan Underground Railroad Heritage Gathering

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
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$12

Organized by the Michigan Freedom Trail Commission and in partnership with the University of Michigan Department of History, the Heritage Gathering is an annual conference for individuals, organizations and communities interested in our state's Underground Railroad heritage. Participants enjoy opportunities for learning, networking and collaborating through the conference's keynote speakers, workshops and presentations. A series of virtual presentations takes place on Thursday evenings in September, learn more and register. The annual day-long conference program will take place from 9 a.m.…

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The Clements Bookworm: Book Fairs 101: the hunt and the hype

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Livestream discussion with Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair organizers Jay Platt and Garrett Scott. They will discuss the history of the AAABF as well as share tips on how to make the most of attending book fairs while forging new friendships and expanding or beginning a collection. The Clements Bookworm is a webinar series in which panelists discuss history topics; this episode is generously sponsored by Jean and Robert Julier.

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Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Michigan Union, 530 S State St
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
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$5

Returning in 2021 for its 45th year, the Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair is a benefit for the William L. Clements Library. The AAABF brings together booksellers and dealers from across America, all handling a wide range of old and rare books, Americana, children’s books, autographs and manuscripts, maps, prints, ephemera, photography, fine press material and more. It will be held at the Michigan Union on the campus of the University of Michigan on Sunday, October 17, 2021.

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November 2021

The Clements Bookworm: Online Event for History Lovers

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bookshelves at the Clements

The Clements Bookworm is a webinar series in which panelists discuss history topics. Recommended books, articles, and other resources are provided in each session as we vary between formats: Reader Panel, Author Conversation, Collectors Corner, and Fellow Spotlight. Live attendees are encouraged to post comments and questions, respond to polls, and add to our conversation and camaraderie.

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December 2021

The Clements Bookworm: Online Event for History Lovers

December 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bookshelves at the Clements

The Clements Bookworm is a webinar series in which panelists discuss history topics. Recommended books, articles, and other resources are provided in each session as we vary between formats: Reader Panel, Author Conversation, Collectors Corner, and Fellow Spotlight. Live attendees are encouraged to post comments and questions, respond to polls, and add to our conversation and camaraderie.

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