Assistant professor of history Corey Tazzara examines the origins and fate of the “free port” as both a set of practices and a concept.
Scripps College presents a discussion and musical performance by musician, educator, and community organizer Rosa Martha Zárate Macías as part of the César Chávez commemoration activities at The Claremont Colleges.
Throughout his presentation Sojoyner, assistant professor of Africana Studies at Scripps College, juxtaposes the development of the current imposition of Black masculinity against the “on-the-ground” reality of structural and interpersonal violence that is caused by formal state entities (i.e. non-profits, state agencies, foundations, and academic institutions) that are recognized as legitimate and necessary.
In this illustrated talk, Campbell presents her research into the formal, experiential, and symbolic ways landscape designs reveal and reconcile the sacred with and within the world.
In this richly illustrated lecture, Scripps alumna Polly Nooter Roberts ‘81 introduces a new gallery and educational program for the arts of Africa at LACMA. She focuses on the current exhibition, “Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa,” to demonstrate deeply philosophical concepts and complex cultural practices embodied by works of African art.
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.