[Summit] Featured Events Through May 21

David Kolsky davidjkolsky at yahoo.com
Tue May 9 11:57:54 CDT 2017


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On Mon, 5/8/17, Featured Events <Featured_Events at brown.edu> wrote:

 Subject: Featured Events Through May 21
 To: 
 Date: Monday, May 8, 2017, 3:05 PM
 

 ¶   Events  
     
 
    Monday  8 May 9:00am to Tuesday 9 May 4:15pm
    
   
     Torture, Abuse and Desecration in the Name of Religion 
 
 
    
   
     Numerous university scholars will convene at Brown
 University for a conference titled "Torture, Abuse and
 Desecration in the Name of Religion." The theme of the
 conference will focus on the visions, actions and
 justifications for torture and cruel practices in the name
 of religion. Speakers include Tracy Lemos of the University
 of Western Ontario;  Oren Falk of Cornell University;
 Anthony Bale of the University of London; Ruth Marshall of
 the University of Toronto and many others. The conference is
 sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the
 Program in Judaic Studies and the Joseph and Ruth Moskow
 Fund. The first discussion, titled "Mediterranean and
 West Asian Antiquity," begins at  3 p.m. on May 7 in
 the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge, 75
 Waterman St.  
 
       https://www.brown.edu/academics/judaic-studies/news/events
 
 
   
   
     
 
    Thursday 11 May 5:30pm
    
   
     Film screening: "The Making of
 'Lissa'"  
 
    
   
     Middle East Studies presents a screening of the
 documentary film "The Making of 'Lissa,'"
 directed by Francesco Dragone. The film documents a project
 that set out to translate scholarship in medical
 anthropology and bioethics into a graphic novel, called
 "Lissa" which is Egyptian Arabic for "Not
 Yet" or "There is Still Time." Sherine Hamdy,
 associate professor of anthropology at Brown University,
 co-authored the book, which is set in Cairo, Egypt, against
 the backdrop of the Arab Spring. After the screening, Hamdy
 and director Dragone will discuss the process of combining
 scholarship and comics, and the making of the film. The
 event is free and open to the public, but registration
 is appreciated. Co-sponsored by the Department of
 Anthropology, the event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Watson
 Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky
 Forum, 111 Thayer St.  
 
       http://watson.brown.edu/mes/events/2017/film-making-lissa
 
 
   
   
     
 
    Friday 12 May 9:30am
    
   
     The Crafty Reader: A Symposium in Honor of Robert
 Scholes  
 
    
   
     Colleagues and members of the Brown community will
 reflect on the work and contributions of the late Robert
 Scholes, who died in December 2016 and was the Andrew W.
 Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities. The recipient of
 several awards including a grant from the National Endowment
 for the Humanities in 2005, Scholes was a contributor and
 sole author of several books including, most recently,
 "Paradoxy of Modernism" (2006), "The Crafty
 Reader" (2001) and "The Rise and Fall of
 English" (1998). Scholes—who served as the chair of
 the Department of English, the founder of the semiotics
 program, and was later the co-founder of the Department of
 Modern Culture and Media—held various academic posts over
 his more than 50 year career at institutions that included
 the University of Virginia and the University of Iowa. The
 event begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Granoff Center for the
 Creative Arts, Studio 1, 154 Angell St. For a complete
 schedule, visit: https://www.brown.edu/academics/modern-culture-and-media/events-2016-2017/crafty-reader
  
 
       
 
 
   
   
     
 
    Friday 12 May 4:30pm
    
   
     Dead Air: Panel Discussion  
 
    
   
     Four artists who collaborated on the "Dead
 Air" exhibition will take part in a panel discussion
 moderated by Karen Schiff. The speakers include Anthony
 Bragg, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design whose
 abstract drawings, paintings and sculptures can take on
 multiple meaning; Cooper Holoweski, a graduate of RISD whose
 recent works includes a video about an 'evolutionary
 failure' of a rock; Martin Smick, a faculty member at
 RISD who teaches courses on painting and pattern design; and
 Ziyang Wu, a visiting professor at the Minneapolis College
 of Art and Design whose digital videos include "The
 Last Subway" and "The Story of the Pig." The
 exhibition will be on display beginning May 12 through June
 8 in the Cohen gallery. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the
 Granoff Center Center for the Creative Arts, Englander
 Studio, 154 Angell St.  
 
       http://arts.brown.edu/events
 
 
   
   
     
 
    Friday 12 May 5:30pm
    
   
     New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early  America  
 
    
   
     Princeton University historian Wendy Warren will deliver
 a lecture titled "New England Bound: Slavery and
 Colonization in Early America," hosted by the Center
 for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ). Warren has
 research interests in colonial history and the intersection
 of slavery, ports and the New England economy. She will
 discuss how indigenous people were sold into slavery in the
 West Indies and how prominent colonial families were
 motivated by their slave-trading investments. The lecture is
 sponsored by the CSSJ, the John Carter Brown Library, the
 Swearer Center for Public Service, and the Department of
 History. The event is free and open to the public, but registration
 is required. The event begins at 5:30 pm. in the John Carter
 Brown Library, the College Green.  
 
       https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/evening-talk-wendy-warren-new-england-bound-slavery-and-colonization-early-america
 
 
   
     
 
    Friday 12 May 6:00pm
    
   
     Film screening: "Escaping Africa"  
 
    
   
     Art at Watson presents a screening of "Escaping
 Africa," a documentary that explores the effects of
 trauma. Over the course of four months, the film follows a
 family of four who are recovering from the effects of trauma
 following a plane crash in Tanzania. The film addresses the
 different ways people cope and move on from traumatic
 experiences. The documentary is a capstone project for Brown
 fourth-year student Danielle Perelman, who is concentrating
 in multimedia storytelling. The event begins at 6 p.m. in
 the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs,
 Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.  
 
       http://watson.brown.edu/events/2017/screening-escaping-africa
 
   
   
     
 
    Thursday 18 May 7:00pm to Sunday 21 May 3:00pm
    
   
     Performance: Tripping Over Roots  
 
    
   
     Members of the community are invited to attend
 "Tripping Over Roots," a new play written by
 Jaymes Jorsling. Directed by graduate student Ken-Matt
 Martin, the production focuses on three black men who
 stumble into each other in the woods while running away from
 the violence of their times. Deep within the forest, the men
 argue, find common experiences and begin to collaborate on a
 larger goal. Free and open to the public, the performance
 will run through May 21 in the Churchill House, George
 Houston Bass Performing Arts Space, 155 Angell St. Showtimes
 are Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. and a special Sunday
 performance at 3 p.m., which will be accompanied with
 "FolkThought." The show will return for
 Commencement weekend May 25-27. The event is sponsored by
 the Department of Africana Studies' Rites and Reason
 Theatre, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice,
 the Heimark Artist-In-Residence Black Spatial Relics Project
 and made possible with the support of the Brown Arts
 Initiative. For a complete schedule, visit: https://www.brown.edu/academics/africana-studies/events-programs
  
 
       
 
 
   
 
             
¶       Exhibits    
   
   
   
       
         
     
 
    Thursday 28 January 10:00am to Wednesday 31 May 4:00pm
    
   
     Brewed for Thought: A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Beer and Brewing  
 
    
   
     Devoted to beer cultures around the world, the
 Haffenreffer Museum Student Group has curated an exhibition
 titled "Brewed for Thought: A Cross-Cultural
 Exploration of Beer and Brewing." The exhibition will
 highlight the important role beer has in social gatherings
 throughout various parts of the world and in various
 settings including ceremonies, relationships and even
 medical treatment. In honor of the Haffenreffer family's
 gift to Brown University more than 60 years ago, the
 exhibition will feature objects linked to brewing and beer
 consumption from a broad range of communities including
 Bolivia, Peru, Kenya, Nepal, Tibet and the United States.
 Paying homage to the Haffenreffer family's roots as
 brewers, the objects will provide a context for how
 fermented beverages have been consumed for the last 2,500
 years. The exhibition will be on display through May 2017 in
 the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the College Green.
 Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
 closed Mondays and University holidays. For more information
 visit: https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/brewed-thought-cross-cultural-exploration-beer-and-brewing
  
 
       
 
 
   
   
     
 
    Friday 21 October 10:00am to Wednesday 21 June 4:00pm
    
   
     Northern Horizons, Global Visions: J. Louis Giddings and
 the Invention of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology 
 
 
    
   
     When Brown University acquired the King Philip Museum as
 a donation from Rudolf Haffenreffer's family, there was
 no space dedicated for the development of research and
 teaching in anthropology. An exhibition titled
 "Northern Horizons, Global Visions: J. Louis Giddings
 and the Invention of the Haffenreffer Museum of
 Anthropology," aims to shed light on the profound
 contributions of anthropology pioneer James Louis Giddings
 as part of the 60th anniversary of the Haffenreffer Museum
 of Anthropology. Featuring examples of Giddings'
 archeological research including Inuit snow goggles,
 projectile points, a fishing net and rare Iñupiat birchbark
 kayak, the exhibition serves as a celebration of
 Giddings' work and of his students that helped transform
 a small private museum with a Native American focus into a
 "university teaching museum with worldwide scope and
 global vision." The exhibition will be on display
 through June 30, 2017, in the Haffenreffer Museum, the
 College Green. Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10
 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Mondays and University holidays.
 For more information, visit: https://www.brown.edu/research/facilities/haffenreffer-museum/northern-horizons-global-visions-j-louis-giddings-and-invention-haffenreffer-museum-anthropology
  
 
 
    Wednesday 15 February 8:30am to Sunday 28 May 5:00pm
    
   
     The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discrimination Lawsuit that Changed Brown  
 
    
   
     In contribution to the Women's Leadership
 Council's 125 Years of Women at Brown Conference, the
 Pembroke Center has updated and remounted an exhibition
 titled "The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discrimination
 Lawsuit that Changed Brown." Containing documents and
 images leading up to the 1975 Louise Lamphere v. Brown
 University case, the exhibition uses archival research and
 oral histories to highlight a key moment of change in
 Brown's history and the feminist activism that led to
 that change. The exhibition will be on display through May
 28 on the first floor of the Pembroke Center, 172 Meeting
 St. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30
 a.m. to  5 p.m. For more information, contact Pembroke_Center at Brown.edu.
  
 
       https://www.brown.edu/research/pembroke-center/
 
  
     
 
    Thursday 9 March 10:00am to Friday 12 May 4:00pm
    
   
     A Dream Deferred  
 
    
   
     The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ)
 in collaboration with Youth In Action present "A Dream
 Deferred," an exhibition that offers a reflective space
 to evaluate the intersection of the American Dream,
 education and the school-to-prison pipeline. Shining a
 spotlight on the school-to-prison pipeline, the exhibition
 is part of a high school project where students learned the
 close ties between education and the criminal justice
 system, which disproportionately impacts students of color
 in and around Rhode Island. An opening reception will be
 held in CSSJ, 94 Waterman St., on Thursday, March 9. On
 display in CSSJ through May 12, exhibition hours are
 Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information,
 visit: https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/news/2017-03/youth-action-uncovering-institution-presents-dream-deferred.
     
   
     
 
    Saturday 18 March 1:00pm to Sunday 28 May 4:00pm
    
   
     Pierre Huyghe | Untitled (Human Mask)  
 
    
   
     Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition “Untitled (Human Mask)”
 is one of two new shows presented by the Bell Gallery that
 focuses on nuclear ecology. The exhibition is the New
 England premiere of Huyghe’s film set in the Fukushima,
 Japan, exclusion zone, where a 2011 earthquake and tsunami
 triggered a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi
 nuclear plant. Grappling with apocalyptic and possibly
 redemptive themes, the film includes scenes of a monkey
 doing tasks while wearing a human mask.  The exhibition will
 be on display through May 28 in the Bell Gallery, List Art
 Center, 64 College St. Exhibition hours are Monday-Wednesday
 and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 1-9 p.m.,
 and weekends from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call
 401-863-2932.  
 
       https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/exhibitions/pierre-huyghe-untitled-human-mask
 
     
 
    Saturday 18 March 1:00pm to Sunday 28 May 4:00pm
    
   
     Gabriel Martinez | Mountain War Time  
 
    
   
     A series of photos, along with a video installation and
 other works that comment on the human and ecological impact
 of nuclear detonations will be featured in Gabriel
 Martinez' exhibit, "Mountain War Time."
 Organized to coincide with the Brown Arts Initiative’s
 three-year thematic focus on “Arts and Environment,” the
 exhibition by Martinez focuses on Trinity, the site near
 Alamogordo, New Mexico, where the first atomic weapon was
 detonated in 1945.  The images featured are a reference to
 the mysterious series of spots that appeared in batches of
 x-rays in 1945, which later became an accidental record to
 the scope of first fallout zone. Martinez’ exhibition
 includes a video of the recollections of Henry Herrera, a
 civilian who lived downwind from the Trinity site. The
 exhibition will be on display through May 28 in the List Art
 Center lobby, 64 College St.  Exhibition hours are
 Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
 Thursdays from 1-9 p.m., and weekends from 1-4 p.m. For more
 information, call 401-863-2932.  
 
       https://www.brown.edu/campus-life/arts/bell-gallery/exhibitions/gabriel-martinez-mountain-war-time
 
 
   
    Tuesday 18 April 9:00am to Friday 30 June 5:00pm
    
   
     The Americas on Fire  
 
    
   
     A new collection titled "The Americas on Fire"
 in the John Carter Brown Library depicts the inextricable
 link between fire and all facets of the American experience.
 Curated by historians Jake Frederick of Lawrence University
 and Júnia Furtado of Brazilian-based Federal University,
 the exhibition explores how fire was harnessed for
 agriculture, embraced as a mechanism for communicating with
 the divine realm and wielded in combat by Native Americans
 and European colonizers. The exhibition will be on display
 through June in the MacMillan Reading Room of the John
 Carter Brown Library, located on the College Green.
 Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For
 more information, contact jcb-events at brown.edu.
  
 
       https://www.brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown/about
 
 
 
 
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