Queerolina, Library of Congress, Juneteenth Books, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 16, 2022


UNC Libraries: “Queerolina” online exhibition presents oral histories of LGBTQIA+ Tar Heels. “A new online oral history exhibition from the University Libraries shares the lived experiences of UNC-Chapel Hill community members who identify as LGBTQIA+. Queerolina: Experiences of Space and Place through Oral Histories is a collaboration among the University Libraries, the Carolina Pride Alum Network and the Southern Oral History Program.”


Library of Congress: Library of Congress Holds Online Workshops to Foster Understanding of Islam. “The Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division will host four workshops focusing on ‘Islam in Africa and the Middle East’ beginning Friday, June 17, and continuing through November to foster a better understanding of Islamic culture.”


Virginia Commonwealth University: Juneteenth: A reading list. “Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, and informed enslaved people there that they were free, some two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation. Sometimes called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, the holiday has a rich history of celebration, remembrance and education that is continuing today on a larger, national scale. VCU News asked faculty, as well as staff from VCU Libraries, to suggest books that help readers understand and celebrate Juneteenth and all that it represents.”


MarketWatch: Amazon, Microsoft, McDonald’s and Citi to examine their impact on civil rights and racial equity. Will more companies follow suit?. “After years of shareholder pressure that ratcheted up after the racial reckoning in summer 2020, some of the world’s most influential companies have agreed to independent racial-equity or civil-rights audits to consider how their policies, products and practices affect the civil rights of and equality among employees, customers and society.”

BBC: Samantha Cristoforetti: The astronaut taking TikTok to new heights. “Samantha Cristoforetti holds the record for longest uninterrupted spaceflight by a European astronaut – but you may know her for another bit of history. She is the first person to make a TikTok video on board the International Space Station (ISS).”


Ars Technica: Senate bill would ban data brokers from selling location and health data. “A bill introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would prohibit data brokers from selling Americans’ location and health data, Warren’s office said Wednesday.”

Bloomberg: Senate Passes State Venue Antitrust Bill That Google Opposed. “The Senate passed legislation Tuesday evening to allow state attorneys general to pick the location where their federal antitrust suits are heard, a blow to Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which had opposed the bill.”

South China Morning Post: Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog takes down 90 per cent of social media posts deemed to constitute doxxing under new law. “Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog has taken down about 90 per cent of social media posts it deemed constituted doxxing after legal amendments were passed last year to criminalise such behaviour.”


Ohio University: New Online Certificate in Mixed Methods Research launching. “Mixed methods research refers to the systematic integration of quantitative and qualitative approaches to research to answer multifaceted questions. The comprehensive discipline provides opportunities for the inclusion of a variety of theoretical perspectives into the process of research.”


The Guardian: Future Library opens secret archive of unseen texts in Oslo. “On Sunday the Future Library, a project dreamed up by the Scottish artist Katie Paterson, was opened to the public in Oslo. After eight years, manuscripts penned by some of the world’s most famous living authors were delivered to ‘The silent room’ on the top floor of the Deichman library, where they will remain for the next 92 years.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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