Tag Archives: Tuesday Noon Academy

Corey Tazzara: “Despotic Liberty: The Port of Livorno and Free Trade in Early Modern Europe”

Assistant professor of history Corey Tazzara examines the origins and fate of the “free port” as both a set of practices and a concept.

April 1, 2014

Rosa Martha Zarate Macias: “We Have Lived Here, We Have Struggled Here!”

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.

March 25, 2014

Damien Sojoyner: “Trouble Man: The Limitations of Policy Oriented Black Masculinity”

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.

March 11, 2014

Regula Campbell ‘69: “Investing in Nature: Sacred Landscapes”

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.

March 4, 2014

Mary Roberts ’81: “African Arts at LACMA: A Tribute to Samella Lewis”

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.

February 25, 2014

Public Christianity in Egypt: On the (In)Visibility of Copts

Assistant professor of anthropology Anthony Shenoda explores the ways in which some Coptic Christians in Egypt publicly confess their Christian faith in an Islamic public sphere.

March 20, 2012

An Introduction to “Clay’s Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968″

Mary MacNaughton, director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery and associate professor of art history at Scripps College, talks about Pacific Standard Time and “Clay’s Tectonic Shift,” focusing on the ways in which Mason, Price and Voulkos created a new kind of clay sculpture which left the domain of craft to align with the avant-garde.

March 6, 2012

Archaeological Preservation in the Face of Urban Development in Athens, Greece

Alice Paterakis, Director of Conservation at the Kaman-Kalehoyuk Excavation for the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archeology in Turkey, discusses the pros and cons of development around historically significant sites throughout Athens, Greece.

February 28, 2012

Painting with Words: Proust, from Sentence to Illustration

Assistant professor of French France Lemoine discusses the daunting transformation of Proust’s seven-volume novel “A La Recherche du Temps Perdu” into a graphic novel.

January 31, 2012
Mona Mehta

Mosaic or Melting Pot: The India Story

Democracies in our global age will have to engage with the question of diversity and cultural difference. This question of multiculturalism is important today as Europe and United States face increasing anxieties about their national identity in response to immigration, Sunnis clash with Shias, and Jews collide with Muslims.

November 1, 2011