April 29, 2014

Jennifer Wood: “From Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun: Spanish Women Travelers, 1850-1920”

In her recent book, Spanish Women Travelers at Home and Abroad, 1850-1920: From Tierra del Fuego to the Land of the Midnight Sun (Bucknell University Press, 2013), Professor Wood explores the writings of eleven Spanish women as they visited many lands and witnessed major historical events. From among these remarkable travel writers, she discusses two for her Tuesday Noon Academy lecture — Emilia Serrano and Carmen de Burgos.

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April 1, 2014

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.

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March 25, 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.

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March 11, 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.

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March 4, 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.

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February 25, 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.

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January 29, 2014

Rose Henry: Violence Against Women and the Call for a National Inquiry

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.

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January 28, 2014

Jacqueline Wernimont: “When little data becomes big data: A digital literary case study”

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.

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November 5, 2013

David Scott: Modern Antiquities – The Looted and the Faked

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?

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October 15, 2013

Lara Deeb: Negotiating Morality and Geography in Shi’ite South Beirut

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.

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