Marwa Shalaby is a specialist on women’s parliamentary representation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Her talk will focus on why the Arab region still has some of the lowest rates of women’s political representation in the world (17 percent). She finds little to no scholarly attention investigates how the politics of authoritarianism shapes women’s numerical presence in national legislatures and, more precisely, their legislative behavior and policy priorities once in office. The talk will shed light on these legislative behaviors while highlighting the dynamics of women’s participation and activities in legislative committees across the MENA region.
"Inventing Photography: The Evolution of Chemical Imagery," presented by Mark Osterman, photographic process historian, George Eastman Museum. An illustrated presentation on the early evolution of chemical photography. Osterman’s talk will cover why and how photography was invented including its origins in the 18th century to why there were so many unusual ways to make photographic images for the first hundred years of the medium. Reception to follow.
Curated by Reena Esmail, guest composer and vocalist, featuring her own solo and ensemble works as well as music that has influenced her by Ravel and others. With the Smith College Choirs.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Museum of Art, 11:30–3:30 PM
Free Admission ALL DAY, activities from 11:30–3:30 PM
All ages welcome.
Join us for a free Community Day with scheduled events and ongoing activities inspired by the exhibition Modern Images of the Body from East Asia.
|Lecture by Jack Davis and Shari Stocker, "Excavation of the Grave of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos"|
Centuries before the destruction of the Mycenaean palaces, a warrior died and was buried alone near the site of the later “Palace of Nestor at Pylos,” in Messenia, Southwestern Greece. His burial was accompanied by one of the most magnificent displays of wealth discovered in Greece in recent decades. The character of the objects that followed him to the afterlife prove that this part of Greece, like Mycenae, was being indelibly shaped by close contact with Crete. This was the time of the very birth of European civilization.
The warrior’s tomb was discovered and excavated in summer 2015 by a team sponsored by the University of Cincinnati: students, professors, and professional archaeologists from a dozen different universities, representing as many different nationalities. Project co-directors Sharon R. Stocker and Jack L. Davis of the University of Cincinnati note: “The team did not discover the grave of the legendary King Nestor, who headed a contingent in the Greek forces at Troy. Nor did it find the grave of his father, Neleus. They found something perhaps of even greater importance: the tomb of one of the powerful men who laid foundations for the Mycenaean civilization, the earliest in Europe.”
Lecture and discussion of topics based on Jungian Psychology held in Seelye Hall on the first Friday of each month.
Friday Feb 2
Lecture title: Healing Through the Imaginal Realm presented by by Erica Lorentz, Jungian analyst.
Working with the imaginal realm involves a conscious dialogue with the unconscious. Our guide for this process comes from the psyche itself that manifests symbolically in all art forms, the body, and dreams. This lecture will explore how we use active imagination. Examples and DVD clips will illustrate this creative force that guides us.
EAL Spring 2018 Film Series. February 16: Korean Film TBD. March 2: Japanese film, Kimi no na. April 6: Chinese film, Peony Pavilion. Free and open to the public.
A comparative perspective on gender dynamics, religion, and political activism among Jewish and Muslim women in conservative social-religious movements.
Saranindranath Tagore, University of Singapore, will draw on modern Indian philosophy to defend a cosmopolitan account of modernity against the postmodern charge that the modern necessarily subverts the plural.
|Amiraux: Pluralism and Radicalization Among Muslims: Mind the Gap!|
Professor Amiraux, whose website can be found at the following link, valerieamiraux.com… is a full professor in the department of Sociology at the Université de Montréal and Canada Research Chair in Religious Pluralism and Ethnicity. She has written widely on Islam in Europe, Islamophobia, and on the daily experiences of life in plural societies that can contribute to processes of radicalization. Professor Amiraux's lecture will be of significant interest in light of ongoing concerns among Smith students, faculty, and the broader community about Islamophobia and how to respond to the erosion of norms of pluralism and tolerance in our community and more broadly.