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Humanities Center

Humanities Center

Upcoming Events for 2021-2022

Stephanie Sparling Williams, Associate Curator, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:30 PM 

Dr. Williams will speak about her forthcoming book on conceptual artist Lorraine O’Grady, Speaking Out of Turn: Lorraine O’Grady and the Art of Language (UC Press)

Diana Taylor, Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU, Thursday, October 21, 2021, 5:30 PM 

Dr. Taylor is also founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.  Her more recent book is ¡Presente! The Politics of Presence (Duke).

Mimi Onuoha, Multi-media artist whose work deals with power dynamics in data collection, Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30

Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Department of Art and Art History, Stanford, Thursday, April 7, 2022, 5:30 PM

Dr. Iyer is author of Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema (Oxford)

Art and Social Change

With the 2020-21 theme, Art and Social Change, the Humanities Center seeks to inspire discussion about the ways that art can help us understand the past, engage with current social concerns, and envision the future. Events will highlight interdisciplinary humanities research and creative activity on the impact of the arts on society, locally and internationally. Focusing on intersectional issues of social justice, including systemic racism, sexism, and economic disparity, we will engage scholars, students, and the community in conversation on how art reflects and provokes social change.

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