UNT Libraries' Events

GAME ON! @ UNT LIBRARIES - October 2014

The UNT Libraries begins its fifth year of hosting Game On!@ UNT Libraries. Game On! is a monthly gaming event hosted by the Media Library. Compete in friendly tournaments and test drive the latest titles from your favorite game developers once a month at our open gaming event. Fall events will be held on September 3, October 1, and November 5. All events run from 4pm – 9pm in the UNT Media Library, Chilton Hall Rm 111. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Fem Flicks Film Series: Tough Guise 2

Pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood.  In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and U.S. political culture. (56 min)

The Fem Flicks Film Series begins its seventh season this year. The Fall 2014 series includes three outstanding films that explore gender and the complex issues women face worldwide. Fem Flicks is a joint effort of the UNT Women's & Gender Studies, the UNT Multicultural Center and the UNT Media Library.  Each screening is followed by a guest lecturer.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 4:00pm

THATCamp Digital Frontiers 2014

The Digital Frontiers THATCamp is back for a third year, an”unconference” that will bring together digital humanists from around the country.

Open to graduate students, scholars, librarians, archivists, developers and programmers, administrators, and anyone with an interest in these fields.

Participants work on projects, solve problems, and share ideas in a day-long learning laboratory. For more information visit THATCamp: The Humanities and Technology Camp or contact Spencer Keralis.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Digital Frontiers 2014

Digital Frontiers is a project to explore innovation and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory.

The third annual conference is hosted by DF Partner Texas Woman's University Libraries, and features presenters from all around Texas and the US, including Keynote Speakers Miriam Posner (UCLA) and Dorothea Salo (UW-Madison).

The conference will be held at TWU’s newly-renovated Hubbard Hall, 301 Administration Drive, Denton, TX.

Registration and other information may be found online at Digital Frontiers.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:30am to Friday, September 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

Pierrot Throughout the World

The UNT Music Library and College of Music will present a collaborative event to celebrate donors Dr. Richard Brooks, Dr. Nancy Bogen, and Arnold Greissle-Schoenberg.

After spending two days visiting their archives at the UNT Music Library, as well as the College of Music and other parts of the UNT campus, our guests will be honored with a concert.

  • When: Wednesday, September 17
  • Where: Voertman Hall, UNT College of Music
  • Time: 8:00 pm

The group will then travel to New York City, where they will be hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum, and they will repeat the program there.  That event will take place Monday, September 22 at 7:30 pm at the Austrian Cultural Forum Theatre, 11 E. 52nd St.

The program will include Arturo Márquez’s famous Danzón No. 2 in a new arrangement by Bobby Lapinski for Pierrot Ensemble; the world premiere of Richard Brooks’ L’apres-Midi d’un Schoenberg, a cantata for Pierrot Ensemble and added chorus; and one of the 20th century’s most important works, Arnold Schoenberg’s iconic Pierrot Lunaire.

The UNT Pierrot Chamber Players is a chamber ensemble comprised of some of the most versatile and talented musicians with ties to the UNT College of Music and Music Library.  Among them are current doctoral students, undergraduates, recent alumni, and former faculty.  The group is under the direction of Dr. Arturo Ortega of the UNT Music Library and alumnus of the UNT College of Music (DMA, 2002).

The idea behind the program came from the various connections between the music and the concept of Pierrot.  Within the repertoire are a work with a decidedly Latin American flair by a Mexican composer, a work by a New York-based composer, and another by an Austrian master, hence the “worldly” travel.  All three works are scored for what has come to be defined as a “Pierrot Ensemble” (various combinations of flute, piccolo, A- and B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, and vocalists.)  Marquez’s work has been reorchestrated by Bobby Lapinski, current doctoral student of the College of Music, while Brooks’ work is a humorous and loving nod to Arnold Schoenberg, with a libretto by the wife of Schoenberg’s oldest living grandson.  The final work on the program will be the magnum opus by Schoenberg, himself, Pierrot Lunaire.

The events have already garnered significant attention and support from the UNT community, as the music is of interest to the Division of Composition Studies, the Division of Music Theory, History and Ethnomusicology, and the Music Library, to name a few.  In addition, because the program includes one a work that is known for its technical demands, many applied faculty have highlighted the program as one for their studios to attend.  In New York City, the concert has already received attention from regular members and supporters of the Austrian Cultural Forum, as well as friends and associates of the Schoenberg family.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 8:00pm