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Eadington Fellow Danielle Seid: In Residence December 7 - December 21

By Su Kim Chung on December 7, 2015 11:57 AM | Permalink

Special Collections and the Center for Gaming Research welcome our latest Eadington fellow, Danielle Seid. 

Seid is a Doctoral Candidate in English at The University of Oregon where she teaches history of the motion picture. Her interdisciplinary work centers on American media history, race and empire, and queer-feminist discourse. She recently published an article on a literary and filmic trope, “the reveal,” in Transgender Studies Quarterly, and is currently revising an essay on labor, immigration, and transgender identity for publication in 2016.

Eadington Gaming Fellow Jonathan Cohen: In Residence November 9 - December 11

By Su Kim Chung on November 16, 2015 6:44 PM | Permalink


The Center for Gaming Research and UNLV Special Collections welcome our latest Eadington Fellow, Jonathan Cohen.

Cohen (MA University of Virginia 2015) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. He is interested in the relationship of social mobility, economic inequality, and lived religion in the United States. His dissertation examines the rise of state lotteries in the social, political, cultural, economic and religious climate of the late twentieth century, arguing that lotteries represent the product of shifting ideas about hard work, education, wealth, and traditional Christian values. A graduate of McGill University, he is also the managing editor of BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies.

Eadington Gaming Fellow Alex Kupfer: In Residence October 19 - November 15

By Su Kim Chung on October 20, 2015 2:10 PM | Permalink

Alex Kupfer with the Binions Horseshoe Collection MS-00325

Alex Kupfer received his doctoral degree from the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University in fall 2015. His research and teaching interests focus on American film history, nontheatrical motion picture exhibition, and sports culture. He is currently working on a book project which examines the relationship between intercollegiate football, higher education, and American film industries before television.

Eadington Gaming Fellow Monica Steinberg | In Residence June 1-June 30

By Su Kim Chung on June 4, 2015 1:40 PM | Permalink

Steinberg is a Doctoral Candidate in Art History at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her work focuses on the intersections of humor, identity, and contemporary art in the global context. She has contributed to exhibition catalogues including “The Abstract Impulse” (New York, 2007), “The Commonist” (Baku, 2012) and the Venice Biennale’s “Love Me, Love Me Not: Contemporary Art from Azerbaijan” (Venice, 2013); and is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at Tufts University.

Eadington Lecture Preview- An Enchanting Witchcraft: Masculinity, Melancholy, and the Pathology of Gaming in Early Modern London

By Su Kim Chung on May 12, 2015 3:42 PM | Permalink

Read more about Eadington Fellow Celeste Chamberland's research in Special Collections on gambling and addiction in 17th century London and come to the lecture "An Enchanting Witchcraft: Masculinity, Melancholy, and the Pathology of Gaming in Early Modern London" on Thursday, May 14 at 3pm in the Goldfield Room, Lied Library, UNLV campus.

Eadington Lecture Preview: Betting on the Triple Crown: Wagering on Papal Elections in Renaissance Rome

By Su Kim Chung on April 14, 2015 1:14 PM | Permalink

Eadington Fellow John Hunt has written an interesting blog post examining several 16- and 17-century Italian treatises on gaming found in UNLV Libraries Special Collections, and his upcoming lecture: "Betting on the Triple Crown: Wagering on Papal Elections in Renaissance Rome" which will take place on April 15 at 3pm in the Goldfield Room, Lied Library.



Eadington Lecture Preview: Indian Gaming, American Anxiety

By Su Kim Chung on March 16, 2015 11:19 AM | Permalink

Eadington Fellow Laurie Arnold has written an interesting blog post on her upcoming lecture: "Indian Gaming, American Anxiety" which will take place on March 18 at 3pm in the Goldfield Room, Lied Library.

On her work in Special Collections, Arnold writes: "While using the Katherine Spilde Papers on tribal gaming in the UNLV Special Collections, I realized that the materials represent a real-time snapshot of the questions that emerged as Indian gaming grew from the early 1990s through the first decade of the 20th century. Spilde held several professional positions during the time she collected these materials, and in each position she researched the politics and economics of tribal gaming."

2014-15 Eadington Fellows Announced

By David G. Schwartz on September 3, 2014 3:31 PM | Permalink

The Center for Gaming Research is pleased to announce its 2014-15 class of Eadington Fellows. A description of each Fellow, with a summary of their intended research and the date and title of their talk, follows. (pdf version here)

Catherine Borg
Borg (MFA Rutgers 2004, BA SFSU 1995) is a visual artist and educator in Baltimore, MD where she teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Stevenson University. Her photo and video based art works have been included in exhibitions and screenings throughout the US, Europe and Canada, including at SF MOMA and Mass MOCA, and realized as public art projects for the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission, the City of Las Vegas and Scottsdale Public Art. Awards include residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Jentel Foundation and an Artist Fellowship from the Nevada Arts Council.