Fall 2014

Jack Gieseking Book Launch: "People, Place, Space Reader"

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September 10, 2014 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Join Jack Gieseking, Bowdoin's New Media and Data Visualization Specialist, at the launching of her book "The People, Place, and Space Reader". Edited by Dr. Gieseking and William Mangold, the book brings together the writings of scholars from a variety of fields to make sense of the ways we shape and inhabit our world. An essential resource for students of urban studies, geography, design, sociology, and anyone with an interest in the environment, this volume presents the most dynamic and critical understanding of space and place available. Professor Matt Klingle will serve as interlocutor, facilitating a discussion of the book. With a B.A. from Mt Holyoke, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from CUNY, Dr. Gieseking joined the faculty at Bowdoin in Fall 2013. Sponsored by Bowdoin's Digital and Computational Studies Initiative.

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And Still We Rise [Davis Robinson]

September 27, 2014 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

"And Still We Rise" is a vibrant community of theater artists and social justice advocates. Now in its tenth season of performances and workshops, ASWR is led by men and women who have spent years in prison and now use the art of storytelling to create a crucible for healing, public awareness, and social change.

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Laura McClure: "Women and Theater in Classical Athens"

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October 1, 2014 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Laura McClure is Jane Ellen Harrison Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin. This lecture is sponsored by the Mellon Humanities Initiative--Studies in the Mediterranean, the Jasper Jacob Stahl Lectureship Fund, and the Department of Classics.

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Ryan Cordell Lecture "Viral Texts and the Technologies of Authorship"

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October 6, 2014 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Ryan Cordell will draw on the Viral Texts project at Northeastern University to demonstrate how computational methods such as text mining, mapping, and network analysis can illuminate nineteenth-century systems of circulation, reprinting, and remediation systemically and at scale.

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Film: The Secret of the Grain

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October 15, 2014 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

A complex portrait of an immigrant family, The Secret of the Grain is a sprawling, intimate film with many fine performances.

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Class Discussion and Coffee with Fatuma Hussein

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October 20, 2014 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Adams Hall, Room 111 (Common Room)

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Helena Goscilo, "Seeing Red: Soviet Women in Graphic Form"

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October 23, 2014 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

The Soviet poster, which addressed the broad masses, was a genre ideally suited to the state's imperative of molding Soviet identity and everyday values while propagating the political ideology that fueled them. Goscilo examines the genre's convergence with official dicta in its assignment of gender roles, focusing primarily on the Soviet era. She takes into account the relationship between women's functions and achievements as urged or claimed by posters, on the one hand, and their everyday reality, on the other.

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The Alfred E Golz Memorial Lecture: "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture" - Streamed LIVE

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October 23, 2014 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Professor Laurent Dubois's upcoming Golz lecture, "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture," explores three intertwined legacies of the Haitian Revolution on political thought and practice in the country.

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Sujata Moorti: "Mothers, Inc.: The Racial Politics of Transnational Surrogacy"

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October 28, 2014 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Searles Science Building, Room 315

Prof. Sujata Moorti will examine the visual culture that has emerged around the transnational surrogacy industry located in India.

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"Revealing Mediterranean Women": Exhibit Opening and Reception

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October 30, 2014 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Join the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies for the Opening of "Revealing Mediterranean Women" in the Museum of Art Pavilion.

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An Artist Talk by Sharon Hayes: "The Women's Movement Is a Lesbian Plot!" and Other Anachronisms

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October 30, 2014 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Sharon Hayes is an artist who engages multiple mediums-video, performance, and installation-in ongoing investigation into specific intersections between history, politics and speech. She graduated from Bowdoin College in 1992 and is an Associate Professor at The Cooper Union in New York City.

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'Nowhere to Call Home' : Film Screening with Filmmaker Jocelyn Ford

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November 18, 2014 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Edwards Arts Center, Room 115 [Digital Media Lab]

"Nowhere to Call home" is a film by Jocelyn Ford that addresses women's rights in Tibet, Chinese nationalism, and the unanticipated interplay between the two. A 9:00pm panel discussion will follow the 7:00pm film screening.

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Reception: Book Launch Celebration with Jill Smith and Margaret Boyle

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November 19, 2014 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Join Jill S. Smith, associate professor of German and Margaret Boyle, assistant professor of Romance Languages as they celebrate the publication of their books. Light refreshments will be served.

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'Frozen' : Bowdoin Premieres Disney's Family-Favorite Film

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November 22, 2014 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Join us for this special screening of the acclaimed Disney film, 'Frozen'.

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'The New Black' : Documentary Screening and Discussion with Yoruba Richen

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December 8, 2014 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen returns to Bowdoin for a screening and discussion of her new film The New Black.

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Film: "For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska"

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February 5, 2015 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

This one-hour documentary reveals the true-life story of an extraordinary Alaskan woman who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight for civil rights.

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