Five College Consortium

Arabic Film Screenings at Hampshire College

Mon, Nov 6 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Kern Classroom 202

Please join Arabic language students at Hampshire College  every other Monday for Arabic film screenings.

The movie screenings take place in Kern 202 on Mondays 5:30 -7:30 pm.

Here is the schedule:

Dates: Mondays

11/6: Le Grand Voyage

11/13: Hassan and Morcus

11/27: Wadjda

12/11: Captain Abu Raed

Campus: 
Hampshire College
Accessible location
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Hampshire Office of Accessibility Resources and Services for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact email: 
boulbeid@hampshire.edu

Choral Society Vespers

Sun, Dec 3 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Johnson Chapel

This Festival of Lessons and Carols is free. Performances are at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and tickets are not required.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Accessibility Services Office on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2195
Contact email: 
concerts@amherst.edu

Faculty Colloquium Series: "Under Pressure: The Hand Pulled Print" presented by Betsey Garand, December 1

Fri, Dec 1 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Mullins and Faerber rooms, Lewis-Sebring Commons

On Friday, December 1, from noon to 1 p.m., the Faculty Colloquium Series for 2017-18 is sponsoring "Under Pressure: The Hand Pulled Print" presented by Betsey Garand, senior resident artist, with the department of Art and the History of Art. This event will take place in the Mullins and Faerber rooms, Lewis-Sebring Commons.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Accessibility Services Office on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2208
Contact email: 
talaizer@amherst.edu

“Fanon and #BlackLivesMatter: Humanism, Embodiment, Negation”

Mon, Nov 6 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library

Please join us for a timely and compelling talk on Monday, November 6th at 4:30 in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (Frost Library) at Amherst College. The talk is by Kimberly Ann Harris (Penn State), entitled “Fanon and #BlackLivesMatter: Humanism, Embodiment, Negation,” exploring the relationship between Fanon’s early work in Black Skin, White Masks and the Black Lives Matter movement.

A poster is attached, and the Facebook event page link is here:

http://bit.ly/2gY1mOd

The event is open to the public, so make your way over and bring your friends! And share widely in your networks. It should be a great conversation.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Accessible location
Campus contact: 

Smith College Fall Faculty Dance Concert

Repeats every day 3 times.
Thu, Nov 16 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri, Nov 17 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat, Nov 18 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts

This year’s Faculty Concert will premiere new works by dance faculty members Chris Aiken and Rodger Blum as well as guest artist Bronwen MacArthur. The evening will include The Blues Project choreography by Bebe Miller with Angie Hauser.

Campus: 
Smith College
Directions and parking info: 
122 Green Street, Northampton, MA
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
$10 General, $5 Students and Seniors (65+)
Campus contact: 

Troy Lecture: War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory

Wed, Nov 15 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Student Union Ballroom

Each year the UMass Amherst English Department welcomes an eminent writer and scholar to UMass to deliver the annual Troy Lecture. This year’s Troy Lecturer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, recently received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (a “genius grant”), won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. Nguyen’s Troy Lecture, “War, Fiction, and the Ethics of Memory,” will be held on November 15, 2017 at 4.30 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Viet Thanh Nguyen is Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. His novel The Sympathizer (2015) won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, while Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (2016), was a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America (2002), and a recent collection of short stories, The Refugees (2017). Nguyen also writes for the New York Times, Time, The Guardian, The Atlantic, and the Los Angeles Times, where he is a critic at large.

Previous Troy lecturers have included Nadine Gordimer, Sherman Alexie, Margaret Atwood, Judith Butler, J.M. Coetzee, Seamus Heaney, Salman Rushdie, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Orhan Pamuk, and Wole Soyinka. The Troy Lecture honors Frederick S. Troy, who was a Professor of English, an Honorary Professor of the University, and a former UMass trustee.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Open to the Public
Contact phone: 
413-545-2575
Campus contact: 

Author Talk: John Elder Robison

Thu, Nov 30 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Library, W.E.B. Du Bois Room: 2601

John Elder Robison’s works include Be Different(2011), a how-to guide for grownups with autism; Raising Cubby (2013), the story of raising his autistic son; and Switched On (2016), about his participation as a research subject in brain studies.

Robison is active in the autism civil rights movement and is a strong supporter of neurodiversity – the idea that autism and ADHD are a natural part of humanity, essential for our success, and should be honored and accepted even as we work to relieve any disability they may cause.   

Copies of his books will be for sale at the event. 

The Author Talk Series is made possible through the support of the Friends of the Library.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and Open to the Public
Contact phone: 
413-545-6971
Contact email: 
lespinal@library.umass.edu

Concert: Five College Early Music Collegium

Wed, Nov 29 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Grace Episcopal Church 14 Boltwood Ave. Amherst, MA 01002

The Five College Consortium presents the Five College Early Music Collegium, directed by Robert Eisenstein.

Campus: 
Other
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Umass Amherst Disability Services office for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and Open to the Public
Contact phone: 
413-577-2154
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

Lecture: 'The Dark Age of Herodotus' with Scott G. Bruce

Wed, Nov 29 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Student Union Room: Cape Cod Lounge

Despite the fact that the Historiae of the Greek historian Herodotus (d. c. 425 BCE) were never translated into Latin, monastic authors of medieval Europe were familiar with its stories of ancient kings, monstrous peoples, and exotic places.  Using as a case study Herodotus’ tale of the vengeance of King Cyrus against the Ganges River, "The Dark Age of Herodotus: Shards of a Fugitive History in Medieval Europe" investigates the modes of transmission that carried stories by Herodotus from Greek to Latin, from the eastern Mediterranean to Rome, and from there across the Alps into northern Europe.  In doing so, it illuminates the channels by which knowledge of this most ancient work of Greek history migrated into the cultural repertoire of medieval Christian authors.

 

Scott G. Bruce is a professor of medieval history and director of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He is an historian of medieval religion and culture with a special interest in the abbey of Cluny.  

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Free and Open to the Public
Contact email: 
communications@umass.edu

Western Mass Flute Day

Sat, Nov 18 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents Western Mass Flute Day, coordinated by Cobus du Toit.

Includes Guest Artist Concert at 5 p.m. with Christina Jennings, University of Colorado, Boulder 

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Umass Amherst Disability Services office for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Pre-registration: $10; On the day: $15
Contact phone: 
413-577-2154
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

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