Spring 2015

Common Hour is held on select Fridays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., during which time no classes or committee meetings are scheduled. Open to Bowdoin students, faculty, and staff. Common Hour statement of purpose.

Additional events may be added to the Spring 2015 program; please check back for news and announcements.

Dallas Denery, Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture

Dallas Denery, Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture

Friday, January 30
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

How We Learned to Live With Lies

Dallas G. Denery II is an associate professor specializing in medieval and early modern European history. His most recent book, The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment, is now available from Princeton University Press.

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Emilie M. Townes, Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecturer

Emilie M. Townes, Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Lecturer

Friday, February 27
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

The Dancing Mind / Queer Black Bodies

The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes, a distinguished scholar and leader in theological education, is dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is also the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society. Dr. Townes' broad areas of expertise include Christian ethics, cultural theory and studies, postmodernism and social postmodernism. She has been a pioneering scholar in womanist theology, a field of studies in which the historic and current insights of African American women are brought into critical engagement with the traditions of Christian theology. Townes has a strong interest in thinking critically about womanist perspectives on issues such as health care, economic justice, poetry and literary theory.

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Student Chamber Ensembles Concert

Student Chamber Ensembles Concert

Friday, April 17
Studzinski Recital Hall

Please join us for a relaxing afternoon of wonderful music performed by students in the Bowdoin Department of Music.

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Museum Pieces

Museum Pieces

Friday, May 8
Museum of Art Terrace

Museum Pieces, a Bowdoin tradition for more than twenty years, will conclude the 2014-2015 Common Hour series. The annual event celebrates the arrival of spring through dance and music provided by the Department of Theater and Dance, class projects, and independent student work.

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