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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.