November 2017 at the UAA Campus Bookstore

November 16, 2017

All UAA Campus Bookstore events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available* for all bookstore events. See below to learn what’s happening this month.

Emily Madsen presents The Curious Case of Metlakatla, the Alaska Native Community Led by England’s Only Missionary to Alaska
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 5–7 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore, The Loft

Emily Madsen discusses her research on the relationship between English missionary William Duncan and the Tsimshian people of Metlakatla. By investigating autobiographical, literary, religious and historical documents, Madsen looks at how Metlakatla was shaped as a utopian religious community where the concept of British identity was adopted, adapted and subverted by the Tsimshian.

According to Emily Madsen, the Alaskan community of Metlakatla—established after Willam Duncan feuded with the Anglican Church over the Tsimshian’s land rights to Metlakatla’s original location in British Columbia—is still there and still active. Its history is undeniably impacted by William Duncan, who lived with the Tsimshian from when he was in his twenties to when he was in his eighties. Madsen looks at the material record of this religious intersection point to consider how the Anglican religion and the Tsimshian religion overlapped in ways that were fascinating to the Tsimshian and sometimes unsettling to Duncan’s Anglican superiors.

Emily Madsen teaches in the UAA Department of English. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The research for this talk was funded by an Elizabeth Tower Faculty Award.

Annie Zeng presents Regimen of Chinese Medicine
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1–3 p.m.
UAA Campus Bookstore, The Loft

Annie Zeng of the UAA Confucius Institute introduces traditional Chinese medicine focusing on the concepts and use of herbs, Li Shizhen’s famous Compendium of Materia Medica and the culture of tea and herbal drinks in China. Free tea and refreshments will be provided.

This event is sponsored with the UAA Confucius Institute.


*There is free parking for bookstore events in the South Lot, Sports Complex NW Lot, West Campus Central Lot and Sports Campus West Lot. Note: Parking at UAA is free on Fridays and Saturdays.

Past UAA Campus Bookstore event podcasts are available on iTunes. To find, search for the name of the guest speaker or UAA Campus Bookstore in the iTunes Store. Podcasts are also archived at the UAA Bookstore lectures & special events page.

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