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French table meets every Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30, Pinette Room, Thorne

Come join our French Teaching Fellows, faculty and students of all levels of French in French conversation over dinner. Come enjoy this great opportunity for informal exchange in French. Make it part of your weekly routine!

Science is Fiction; A selection of films by Jean Painleve

Science is Fiction; A selection of films by Jean Painleve

March 3, 2014 6:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

This screening and discussion will explore Jean Painleve's "scientific-poetic" films. These dreamlike short films reveal the wonder of sea creatures, presenting their social lives as a challenge to human conventions. Organized in conjunction with Sarah Childress's documentary film course and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art's exhibition Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography.

Speakers include: Sarah Childress, Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies; Janet Gannon, Lab Instructor at the Bowdoin Scientific Station of Kent Island; Marko Melendy, Bowdoin's Animal Care Supervisor; Andrea Rosen, Curatorial Assistant, Bowdoin College Museum of Art; and students in the Spring 2014 course "The Reality Effect: Documentary Film."

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Working in France - Info Session

Working in France - Info Session

April 3, 2014 6:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Sills Hall, Room 109 (Woodruff Room)

Thursday, April 3rd
6:30 P.M.
Sills 109

The Bowdoin French Club will be welcoming Jerome Henry, vice-consul from the French Consulate to the United States in Boston, MA. He will be leading a discussion and Q&A session about working, living and studying in France for people holding a non-EU/EEA citizenship. As vice-consul, he will be able to offer his expertise and tips about applying for visas, work permits and other important practical considerations for living in France. The session will begin at 6:30pm in Sills 109.

This info session was organized by the Bowdoin French Club, with financial support from Bowdoin Student Activities. It marks the first direct collaboration with the Cultural Services department of the French Consulate in Boston. The Bowdoin French Club hopes to organize many more events in the upcoming academic year.

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Must Mediterranean Men be Masculine? Reflections on a Stereotype

Must Mediterranean Men be Masculine? Reflections on a Stereotype

April 24, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Michael Herzfeld is Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1991. The author of ten books -- including A Place in History (1991), Cultural Intimacy (1997), The Body Impolitic (2004), and Evicted from Eternity (2009) -- and numerous articles and reviews, he has also produced two ethnographic films (Monti Moments[2007] and Roman Restaurant Rhythms [2011]). His honors include the J.I. Staley Prize and the Rivers Memorial Medal (both in 1994) and honorary doctorates from the Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles (2005), the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki (2011), and the University of Crete (2013). He has served as editor of American Ethnologist (1995-98) and is currently editor-at-large (responsible for "Polyglot Perspectives") at Anthropological Quarterly. He is also a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including International Journal of Heritage Studies, Anthropology Today, and South East Asia Research. His research in Greece, Italy, and Thailand has addressed the social and political impact of historic conservation and gentrification, the dynamics of nationalism and bureaucracy, and the ethnography of knowledge among artisans and intellectuals. He is currently working on a book and a film about the politics of heritage and spatiality in Bangkok.

Sponsored by the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies.

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