Lecture by Erin Zona, Zzisterhood is Powerful: Radical Print, Alternative Space, and Women's Studio Workshop
A talk by MHC alumna Kelsey Rogers '13. Sponsored by: Departments of Politics and International Relations
The Mount Holyoke College Senior Capstone Concert will include five diverse pieces ranging in style from classical ballet to percussive dance. This evening will showcase the talents of the Mount Holyoke Senior dance majors: Emily Clark, Alice Fan, Maggie Golder, Morgan Kaziah Brachfeld, Louisa Rader, and Helena Valvur.
Student tickets are $3. General admission is $5. Tickets will be available from email@example.com or by calling 413-538- 2848.
Six poet-contestants read their poems. Free and open to the public.
Donika Kelly, Joseph O. Legaspi, Alicia Ostriker talk about poetry. Free and open to the public.
Lecture by Dr. Carolin Roeder, Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch—the legendary Abominable Snowman has many names. Popularized in the 1950s, the creature wanders freely between the realms of folklore, popular culture, and pseudo-science. Yet, who would have thought that it was in the Soviet Union where tales of a snezhnyi chelovek created not only a community of lay enthusiasts but also received serious attention from established scholars of the Academy of Science? Tracing the career of the Soviet Snowman, this talk will show that “yetis are good to think with” and explore what the creature can reveal about the relationship between Soviet science, ideology, and transnational popular culture in the Cold War.
Reception to follow.
Please join us for the 2017-2018 Mary E. Johnson Lecture on Social Justice and Human Rights at Mount Holyoke College. This year’s lecture will feature Assoc. Prof. Esra Özyürek from London School of Economics, who will be giving a talk entitled: “Generation Allah: Democratizing Young Muslim Men and Working Through Holocaust Memory in Germany.”
Dr. Esra Özyürek is an Associate Professor and Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, London School of Economics. She is a political anthropologist who seeks to understand how Islam, Christianity, secularism, and nationalism are dynamically positioned in relation to each other in Turkey and in Europe. Her most recent book is Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe (2014).
Stephen Secor, Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, will speak on "Leveraging the Extreme Physiology of the Burmese Python to Decipher the Mechanisms of Tissue Remodelling."
Open to the public. Refreshments served at 4:00 pm; lecture at 4:15 pm.
Chorus and Glee Club present a joint concert with repertoire including selections from Forrest Pierce’s 2010 All-Night Vigil of Rabi'a al-Adawiyya with cello, A Dedication with text by Emily Dickinson (Joseph Gregorio), and a new piece by Swedish quartet Kraja. The Glee Club presents favorites chosen by the seniors, and the combined groups sing music by Bernstein, Hawaii's Queen Liliʻuokalani and others.
Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Buckley Recital Hall.
For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, please visit us on the web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.
Join us for this year's Lazerowitz Lecture by Hannah Holleman, assistant professor of sociology and environmental studies at Amherst. Professor Holleman reinterprets the Dust Bowl on the U.S. southern plains as one dramatic and foreseeable regional manifestation of a global socio-ecological crisis generated by the political economy and ecology of settler colonialism and the new imperialism. What important lessons can we learn from this era for international environmental politics and policy today?
Reception to follow!
Free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!