Rose Henry, First Nations activist and educator for social justice, discusses the problem of violence against women, particularly among the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, and the need for a national investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – an inquiry that must include Indigenous women in the design, decision-making, process and implementation as a step toward initiating a comprehensive and coordinated national action plan.
Professor Wernimont discusses the current interest in big and small data within digital literary studies, as well as the conception and goals of the project, its roadblocks and successes, and a low-tech strategy for overcoming the complexity of our data.
In his talk, UCLA art history professor David Scott examines issues surrounding the increasing demand for the return of plundered art works. With renewed enforcement of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, how do museums collect ancient art?
New cafes in the predominantly Shi’ite Muslim southern suburb of Beirut as well as a new focus on leisure in the community are promoting the flexibility of moral norms and new tensions between norms understood with a “religious” register and those understood within a “social” one. In this talk Lara Deeb, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Scripps College, discusses some of the factors contributing to this complex moral landscape as well as some of the ways in which young people understand and navigate it.
The True Witness 30-minute choral cycle sets to music the letters, speeches, and poems of African-American female poets, activists, and leaders. The Scripps premiere in November 2013 will mark significant anniversaries of two major events in American history: the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the 50th year since the assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers in 1963.
Hao Huang, Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair in Music at Scripps College, discusses different meanings of the American Dream vis a vis current public expressions of racism and virulent anti-immigration bias that demonstrate that for some, the American Dream is an exclusive principle. This talk seeks to explore the historical and cultural contexts of “the Dream” for people of color.
Phil Dike was one of the leaders of the California watercolor style of painting, as well as a gifted professor of art at Scripps College, where he inspired many students. Janet Blake, an expert on early 20th-century art in California, will illuminate Dike’s distinctive artistic vision. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Phil Dike exhibition at the Williamson Gallery from Aug. 31-October 13, 2013.
As urban populations continue to grow, obtaining and preserving spaces for urban gardens is becoming increasingly more challenging. Sarah Moos ’09′s work investigates remnant spaces in direct relation to their context. She proposes a method for identifying remnant spaces within the urban setting and not only designing each “left over” as an individual urban garden, but as a critical portion of the larger urban landscape.
In this candid discussion, Jill D’Alessandro ‘90 shares her experiences presenting contemporary fashion within an art museum context. Her talk will touch upon the numerous exhibitions mounted at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since 2007, sharing behind-the-scenes knowledge of what goes into their conceptualization and development, as well as addressing both how these exhibitions have been received and the shifting paradigm of fashion in the museum.
Associate professor of biology Jennifer Armstrong investigates the responsibility we may have towards our genome by distilling the current scientific knowledge and considering it in the context of our daily lives.