Academic Feminism at Work

Fri, Sep 16 2016 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
83 College Street, South Hadley

For 25 years, the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center has been initiating and supporting projects dedicated to engaged, critical feminist scholarship from diverse perspectives. Through workshops, fellowships and seminars, the center has become a forum for students, scholars and community members. In celebration of their anniversary, the center is hosting a robust series of events this fall, including this kick-off to the year. 

The event starts off with a panel discussion on Re/Configuring Work in the Neoliberal University, followed by an opening reception at the center. 

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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William Douglass, Basque Studies, and the Anthropology of Europe

Mon, Sep 26 2016 - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Hadley Room, Campus Center

Symposium: 12:00 – 2 pm
Featured speakers: Joseba Zulaika, Caroline Brettell, Sharon Roseman, Susan Carol Rogers.

Inaugural Lecture: 5 pm. 
William A. Douglass. "Along for the Ride: Interpreting the Migrant Story."

Welcome and introductory comments: Provost Katherine Newman, Mari Jose Olaziregi, Director, University Relations, Etxepare Institute; Jacqueline Urla, Chair, Department of Anthropology

Closing Remarks: Jack Ahern, Vice Provost and Director, International Programs Office
Reception to follow

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Media in Cars: A Spring 2016 Blended Learning Experiment

Wed, Apr 27 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
ASH Auditorium

You are invited to a presentation by the students, faculty, and staff involved in the Spring 2016 seminar Media in Cars (CS 348). Supported by a grant from the Five College Blended Learning Program, this course featured project-based and technology-enabled learning. 

 

Students in this course explored the presence and influence of various media in the history of the American automobile through research, writing, illustration, and 3D modeling. At this presentation they will present their findings and the website they designed to showcase their work. James Miller of CS and Asha Kinney of IT will present on the goals of the course and the technology and project management strategies employed.

 

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Free and open to the public

Multicultural Theater presents WORD!

Wed, Apr 20 2016 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Location: 
Rooke Theatre

Five College student festival of staged readings

Lauren Carter, Amherst: Chronicles of an Angry Black Woman
Fatima Cadet-Diaby, Mount Holyoke: Halloween: Trick or Real
Naomi Fedna, UMass: Super Fruit and the Peculiarities of All of Its Seeds
The scripts are based on themes that reflect issues of race and diversity, using August Wilson’s idea that theater can “raise consciousness.” Each student will receive a $100 prize from the Five College James Baldwin Memorial Fund.

Please join us for a discussion afterward on the issues raised in the plays. Reception to follow.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Five College Undergraduate Anthropology Conference

Sat, Apr 23 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
UMass Campus Center

A daylong conference for undergraduate anthropology students from all five campuses.

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the conference and will include rountable discussions, poster sessions and presentations by students.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Barbara Rose Johnston
Dr. Johnston is an alumna of the University of Massachusettes Amherst, recognized as a leader
across subfields, including medical, environmental, and engaged anthropology, and was recently
named a winner of the 2015 Anthropology in Public Policy Award from the American
Anthropological Association.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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PoetryFest

Thu, Mar 24 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Franklin Patterson Hall

This annual event—now in its 14th year—celebrates the quality and range of student poetry at the five campuses. Two students from each campus have been selected to read and their readings will be followed by a reception, and booklets of the students’ work will be available.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Five College Annual History Lecture with Talitha LeFlouria

Mon, Oct 17 2016 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
TBA

Join the Five College Graduate History Program in hosting its Annual History Lecture. This year's speaker is Talitha L. LeFlouria, author of Chained inSilence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (UNC Press, 2015). Dr. LeFlouria is associate professor of African American Studies in the Carter G. Woodson Institute, University of Virginia. Her research was featured in the documentary Slavery by Another Name, based on Douglas A. Blackmon's Pulitzer Prize-winning book.

This lecture is sponsored by the Five College Graduate History Program. More Information TBA. 

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Contact phone: 
413-545-1330
Contact email: 
gradprogram@history.umass.edu
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"Baldwin, Black Queer Radicalism, and the Critique of Western Civilization": Eric N. Schocket Memorial Lecture on Class and Culture

Thu, Apr 7 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
West Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall

Roderick A. Ferguson is Professor of African American and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he co-directs the Racialized Body research cluster. Prior to his tenure at UIC, he was Professor of Race and Critical Theory in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, serving as chair of the department from 2009 to 2012. In the fall of 2013, he was the Old Dominion Visiting Faculty for the Council of the Humanities and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. From 2007 to 2010, he was associate editor of the American Studies Association’s flagship journal American Quarterly. He is the author of The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (2012) and Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004) and co-editor with Grace Hong of the University of Minnesota Press book series Difference Incorporated. Also with Hong, he is the co-editor of the anthology Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization (2011).

Professor Eric Schocket taught American literature at Hampshire College from 1996 until his death in 2006. A much-admired teacher and colleague, his courses inspired a decade of students. Nationally, he was a leading figure in working-class studies. His writings on figures like Herman Melville, Rebecca Harding Davis, William Dean Howells, and Langston Hughes engaged the important relationship between class and culture. His book, Vanishing Moments: Class and American Literature, was published in 2006.

Campus: 
Hampshire College
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Free and open to the public
Event contact: 
Linda Green
Contact phone: 
413-559-5362
Contact email: 
lgreen@hampshire.edu

Holyoke Bound Spring 2016

Sat, Feb 20 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 
Peck Full Service Community School, 1916 Northampton St. Holyoke MA 01040

Holyoke Bound is a day-long orientation for students faculty members and staff of Five College campuses who plan to work, learn and/or volunteer in the city of Holyoke.

Campus: 
Other
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Event contact: 
Maria Cartagena
Contact email: 
mariaholyokebound@gmail.com
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Student Symposium: Your Bright Future with Language Proficiencies

Fri, Apr 15 2016 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Gamble Auditorium

Current students and Five College alumni will present their work in innovative language learning, sharing their insights on how language learning not only allows individuals to explore and transcend global boundaries in the professional world, but how developing multiple language proficiencies is also part of an enriching learning experience that broadens horizons across disciplines, locations and cultures.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Free

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