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Researchers at the Huron Community History Centre and Western Libraries are uncovering hidden histories of area communities with a digital mapping project that shares places and the past.
Tornado and extreme weather experts Greg Kopp and Dave Sills took part in a webcast on May 21, 2020 to discuss the upcoming tornado season and how to best detect tornado occurrence throughout Canada.
Western Libraries is gathering up memories and moments of the local community in a new project, ‘COVID-19 in London, Ontario: Capturing the local experience.’
Travel back in time and across an ocean with the Loyalist Migrations mapping project, a joint research venture showcasing the power of geographic information systems (GIS) to communicate humanity’s “vastly complex history.”
Take your mind off work, school, life and all the messy stuff in between when GIS Technical Specialist Liz Sutherland takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Most of the time, it is easy to forget that London didn’t always look the way it does now. Now, an online app spanning the past 100 years of aerial photography in London is helping us remember.
The slave life of the boy who renamed himself Jermain Wesley Loguen was filled with deprivation and abuse. His escape to Canada was equally harrowing. His hopes for finding a new life here – in what he’d believed would be freedom’s promised land – were thwarted by a society determined to keep him from success.
They were two of Austria’s brightest lights, the toast of Europe’s classical musical scene. But as war thrummed its ominous beat through Europe, neither their achievements nor their acclaim – nor even their very humanity – were enough to prevail against Nazi Germany’s plans to remove Jews from the planet.
Western faculty, postdocs and other researchers are heading to class next week to better understand how they can get their ideas “out into the world” and into the hands of those who need it most.
The move of some materials at The D.B. Weldon Library to a storage and retrieval facility is on hold, following concerns from faculty members, President Alan Shepard told members of the Board of Governors Thursday.
Walt Whitman was everything to everyone – and so much of him still lives on at Western.
Demonstrating dedication from faculties to research, from libraries to technology, presented here are winners of the 2019 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.
The only known copies of a long-lost pre-Confederation abolitionist newspaper have been re-discovered after being hidden within Western Archives, and are now carefully restored to near-new condition.
After calling Western home for almost a century, a one-of-a-kind notebook that includes the earliest known records of endangered Australian Aboriginal languages has journeyed half a world away to join in a revival of that country’s Aboriginal identity.
Geneviève de Viveiros never expected 21st-Century tools to lend such important insights into a 19th-Century mind. Then again, who knew a popular video website that gave the world Justin Bieber, Gangnam Style and Grumpy Cat could also augment our understanding into French novelist Émile Zola?
It’s root, root for the home team, if they don’t win it’s a shame when Collections and Content Strategies librarian Elizabeth Mantz takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Western Libraries is now home to a digitized database of four of North America’s most influential newsmagazines of the past 150 years.
No longer will important information about severe storms across the country – information that could save countless lives – be simply gone with the wind.
Of course you are going to be wowed by the amazing sights and sounds at your fingertips that you never knew existed when Joanne Paterson, Head, Research & Scholarly Communication, Western Libraries, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.