"Wretched Victims of Another Kind": Gendered Violence and the Anti-Jewish Pogroms in Ukraine, 1917-1921

Thu, Mar 21 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Art Building, Gamble Auditorium A
 "Wretched Victims of Another Kind": Gendered Violence and the Anti-Jewish Pogroms in Ukraine, 1917-1921

A lecture and presentation by Irina Astashkevich, Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, and Diane Covert, photographer.

This year marks the centennial of the Ukrainian pogroms of 1918–1919, during which as many as 200,000 Jews were killed and untold numbers of Jewish women and girls were raped. The program explores this "forgotten genocide," with a focus on the largely unexamined topic of sexual violence.

Free and open to the public.

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Mount Holyoke College
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The History of Soviet Rock and Roll

Wed, Mar 20 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Seelye 201

“The History of Soviet Rock and Roll” by Russian journalist Artemy Troitsky. A music critic, concert promoter, broadcaster, Troitsky has taught classes on music journalism at Moscow State University. 

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Smith College
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Lise Weil Reading

Wed, Mar 20 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center 003

Lise Weil reads from her new memoir In Search of Pure Lust: Lesbian Desire and Feminist Culture.

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Smith College
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Music in the Noon Hour

Wed, Mar 20 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

Piano Trio with Gili Melamed-Lev, piano, Joel Pitchon, violin, and Volcy Pelletier, cello. Works by Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla. 

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Smith College
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Performing the Self in Enlightenment England: William Hogarth, Laurence Sterne and Modern Identity.

Tue, Mar 19 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Graham Auditorium, Hillyer

Frédéric Ogée, professor of English literature and art history at Université Paris Diderot. 

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Smith College
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Food Innovators Challenge

Tue, Mar 19 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Davis Student Center Ballroom, 12 Prospect St. +

Treat your taste buds to the Food Innovators Challenge. Sample delicious, inventive offerings from four Smith College chefs and vote for your favorite. Tickets are $5. This is a zero-waste, maximum fun event. Sponsored by the Smith's Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. 

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Smith College
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Atomic Energy and Human Arrogance: Revisiting the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

Mon, Mar 18 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Seelye 201

Atomic Energy and Human Arrogance: Revisiting the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster” by Serhii Plokhii, Harvard University.  On the morning of April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill. In his talk based on the award-winning book, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe, Plokhii draws on new sources to lay bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime's control of scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else. Today, the risk of another Chernobyl, claims Plokhii, looms in the mismanagement of nuclear power in the developing world.

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Smith College
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93QUEEN-A Documentary by Paula Eiselt

Sun, Mar 31 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Gamble Auditorium

THE PROGRAM IN JEWISH STUDIES AT MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE AND THE PIONEER VALLEY
JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL PRESENT 93QUEEN-A DOCUMENTARY BY PAULA EISELT

Change is a tug of war. And for a group of no-nonsense Hasidic women who are
determined to shake up the “boys club” by creating the first all-female
ambulance corps in Brooklyn, change is coming quickly.

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Mount Holyoke College
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Book, Body, Cloister: The Spaces of the Uta Codex

Thu, Mar 7 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Gamble Auditorium

This lecture is generously supported by Amy M. Sacker Memorial Lectureship Fund, and co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Architectural Studies and the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum.

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Mount Holyoke College
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Five College Jazz Festival

Fri, Mar 29 2019 (All day)
Location: 
Campus Center

The Festival showcases the music of various Five College student ensembles, vocal groups and big bands. In the best tradition of Five College cooperation, jazz musicians from each campus will perform for each other, listen to each other, and play together throughout the day.

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Mount Holyoke College
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