May 2018 Archives

May 2, 2018

Hartman Fellowship Symposium

Scholars Sarah Garibova, Glenn Dynner, and Gabor Toth will present their recent research with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at the first Hartman Fellowship Symposium on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Sterling Memorial Library.

Garibova is the inaugural recipient of the Hartman Fellowship, established in 2016 in honor of the late Geoffrey H. Hartman, Yale Sterling Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature and longtime faculty adviser to the archive. Garibova has been working on a new annotated critical edition series for testimonies together with Dynner, a professor of religious studies at Sarah Lawrence and the archive’s first visiting senior scholar. Garibova earned her PhD from the University of Michigan with a dissertation on the mourning and burial practices of Soviet Jews. A second post-doctoral fellow, Gabor Toth, who holds a PhD in history from Oxford University, will present his work with the Digital Humanities Lab to develop a sophisticated new tool for digital analysis of testimony transcripts.


Established at Yale University Library in 1981, the Fortunoff Archive holds more than 4,400 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. The testimonies, comprising more than 10,000 recorded hours in over 12 languages, have been fully digitized for use by scholars, researchers and the general public. The archive is held in the Manuscripts and Archives division of Yale University Library.

The Hartman Fellowship Symposium is free and open to the public.


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May 2, 2018

Yale University Library has acquired the access to 中国文史资料集粹 Collection of Chinese Literature and History database. The database allows multiple concurrent users and have been added to the Library’s Quicksearch and Chinese Studies research guide-Books. Information of off-campus access to Yale subscribed electric resources can be found through here.

文史资料 Wenshi Ziliao has been considered as an important primary source for scholars of twentieth-century China. 中国文史资料集粹 Collection of Chinese Literature and History database is a part of Chinamaxx Digital Library of Chinese E-books. The database contains full texts of more than 20,000 volumes (650,000 articles) of publications arranged by regions and provinces. The articles are mostly first-person narratives on history, culture, politics, economy, literature and ethnicity etc.

Please follow the steps listed below to get access to this database:

  1. Access link:
  2. Select “Click to enter” link on the resource’s home page
  3. Once you’ve entered the site, click the “文史资料专题库” link under “SuperStar Specialty”

User guide is available online. 

Please feel free to contact Michael Meng, Librarian for Chinese Studies, if you have any questions about this new resource.


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March 21, 2017

Join us for a 35mm screening of Richard Linklater's rip-roaring SCHOOL OF ROCK starring Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Miranda Cosgrove, and Sarah Silverman. 7:00pm Wednesday, May 16, in the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall Street in New Haven. "Treasures from the Yale Film Archive" screenings are always free and open to everyone. Learn more.

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